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1 hr ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Below-average shrimp season predicted for Texas

The National Marine Fisheries Service forecasts a 53.2 million-pound catch for the Texas and western Louisiana portion of the Gulf of Mexico for this season, about 2.8 million short of the historical 1960-2012 average.

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5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Poaching and the illegal wildlife trade threaten Ontario turtle populations

Turtle populations in southern Ontario are under threat by poachers, who sell the critters on the black market as aquarium novelties or for the dinner plate.

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9 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

The western New York tribe is believed to be the first to formalize a practice that tribes throughout the country are embracing as a way to preserve Native American culture and the environment.

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14 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Adults 'make children fear nature'

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham says letting youngsters get up close with wildlife should be an essential part of growing up Wildlife presenter Chris Packham has spoken out against parents who stop their children interacting with nature, adding: "They have got to be stung, slimed, slithered on and scratched."

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18 hrs ago | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

Updated: 7:13 a.m.3 kayakers missing in Door County have been found

A coast guard helicopter found the missing kayakers at 6:17 a.m. near the Whaleback Shoal in Michigan waters, according to Deputy Gary Behling.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Body found in Colorado River ID'd as Phoenix man

A body found in the Colorado River has been identified as a Phoenix man reported missing last month on a commercial rafting trip in Grand Canyon National Park.

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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Search for cliff-jumping teen in Rancho Palos Verdes continues today, focuses on caves

A team of special divers scoured a cave with poor visibility today in sarch for a young man thought to have drowned off Rancho Palos Verdes while cliff jumping with friends, authorities said.

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NBC Chicago

Grandmother to Paddle From Maine to Guatemala

A 63-year-old grandmother is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime - a solo kayak trip from Maine to Guatemala.

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KRNV-TV Reno

Fresno County authorities search for missing hiker

Fresno County sheriff's rescue crews are searching for a man who failed to return from a planned hike in Kings Canyon National Park.

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Evening Sun

Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone's 2004 movie "Alexander," the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday.

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Glasgow Courier

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

WKBT

2 children hurt in Wisconsin boating accident

The Vilas County sheriff's office says the accident was reported around 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Little Star Lake in the Town of Manitowish Waters.

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KHOU-TV Houston

Kansas to pursue prairie chicken breeding program

Kansas will develop a program for breeding lesser prairie chickens in hopes of getting the federal government to back off its listing of the bird as a threatened species, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday.

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The Town Talk

Modern problem: Wild critters give many the creeps

We are, quite possibly, a nation increasingly afraid of the park a?? or, more precisely, the creatures that live there.

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KIDK CBS 3

California beach goes heavy on the anchovies

That's what beach-goers may be asking after a huge swarm of the oily fish descended on the shallow waters of La Jolla Shores, California, this week.

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Bradenton.com

Ohio man killed in personal watercraft crash

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 25-year-old Zachary Thomas Collins of New Lexington, Ohio, died in the Wednesday evening crash.

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Ealing Times

William displays 'buff credentials'

The Duke of Cambridge makes safety checks with BSAC chairman Eugene Farrell before scuba diving with British Sub-Aqua Club members at a swimming pool in London The Duke of Cambridge showed off his "buff credentials" when he donned a wetsuit and went scuba diving to mark becoming president of the activity's governing body.

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Daily Reporter

Researchers try to save huge US salamander

With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Threatened chicken delays Texas spaceflight plan

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports the city is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a Federal Aviation Administration spaceport license.

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The Gazette

Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

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