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  • Forest Services plans fires in Vermont 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:04 am
  • RUTLAND, Vermont - Green Mountain National Forest is planning fires this spring to treat about 300 to 400 acres of national forest land in Vermont.

  • Volunteers sought to protect spawning sturgeon 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:05 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is teaming with a private organization to protect sturgeon in Cheboygan County's Black Lake from poaching during their spawning season.

  • W.Va. wildlife agency plans turkey survey 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:53 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia hunters can help the state track the wild turkey population by participating in an annual survey.

  • Reward in fawn death now $5,500 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:49 pm
  • ROSEBURG, Oregon - The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division says the reward for information that helps solve the shooting of a fawn last month near Roseburg has grown to $5,500.

  • Arizona officials support wolf alternative 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:52 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is supporting an alternative for managing Mexican gray wolves along the Arizona-New Mexico border.

  • Fla. Rep. Dane Eagle arrested on DUI charges 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A member of the Florida Legislature was arrested in Tallahassee and charged with drunken driving after an officer spotted him driving erratically and he refused to be tested, police said Tuesday.

  • QB Newton wants to take more ownership of offense 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:57 pm
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Quarterback Cam Newton plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season.

  • 31 sea turtles released in Jacksonville 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:25 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Nearly three dozen sea turtles that were rescued on Cape Cod last fall were released off Florida waters Tuesday.

  • Report: Jags' Allen retires after in-game stroke 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:57 pm
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December.

  • Man-made wetlands filter storm water at Ga. port 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:34 pm
  • SAVANNAH, Georgia - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:46 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horn worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia.

  • Hantavirus case reported in Garfield County 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:43 pm
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year.

  • Group works to impart Earth Day lessons every day 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:55 pm
  • DECATUR, Alabama - No, Kerri Fearn repeatedly told classmates, she would not step foot in a kayak.

  • Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:32 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.

  • 3 black bears get new home at Binder Park Zoo 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:13 am
  • BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Three black bears that were found alone and starving as cubs in Alaska have a new home at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.

  • Colorado prepared to sue over Gunnison sage-grouse 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:44 am
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Colorado officials say they are prepared to file a lawsuit if Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tries to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered.

  • North Dakota anglers asked to report winterkill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:34 am
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota wildlife biologists are asking anglers for help in documenting lakes that might have experienced winter fish kills.

  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

  • Former Va coal tipple converted to park, classroom 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:28 am
  • PENNINGTON GAP, Virginia - An outdoor classroom and community park is opening this week on the site of a former coal tipple in Lee County.

  • State finds invasive turtles at Staunton store 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:53 am
  • STAUNTON, Virginia - A pet store in Staunton has stopped offering an invasive turtle species for sale following a state investigation.

  • Registrations still being accepted for Run Wild! 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:03 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Registrations are still being accepted for the Run Wild event at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park near Ashland in eastern Nebraska.

  • NH to host panel on wildlife and global warming 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:16 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - The National Wildlife Federation will host a panel discussion on how global warming is affecting New Hampshire's fish, wildlife and - potentially - tourism.

  • Agency sets 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:16 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin wildlife officials on Monday reduced the number of lakes where non-tribal anglers can take only a single walleye per day even though the state's six Chippewa tribes have said they'll aim to spear a record number of the fish.

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:26 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company.

  • Butterfly makes a last stand in Benton County 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:01 pm
  • CORVALLIS, Oregon - On a spring afternoon, ecologist Tom Kaye leads the way into a small meadow in the wooded hills west of Corvallis, stepping carefully as he peers at clumps of grass, flower stalks and fiddlehead ferns.