The algae blooms in the shallowest of the Great Lakes pose a threat to both drinking water and wildlife.
But of note is the latest eleventh-hour action by the administration, when the Agriculture and Interior departments declined to renew mineral leases critical for a $2.8 billion copper-nickel mine upstream from northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Two projects, both getting $400,000, will conserve land.
Disease detected as part of state’s voluntary monitoring program for the disease.
The DNR’s plan includes a mixture of uses, including hunting and trapping.
Additionally, the researchers call for close monitoring of invasive Asian carp, which might out-compete native fish species if they infest the Great Lakes.
Preferred proposal would seek expanded authority to acquire up to more than 197,000 acres for the refuge.
Study will rely heavily on guides this ice-fishing season.
Other bighorns have died in recent weeks, and one official said the positive tests are a “big concern” — but there are reasons for hope, too.
Incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump potentially could reverse the decision as Trump’s nominee for interior secretary, Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana, has advocated for increased mining on federal lands.
National Park Service is considering four options for the remote Michigan park — two that would include adding wolves, one that could eventually mean more wolves and one that would let nature take its course.
Still, deer harvest down 6 percent from 2015.
Opponents contend that fracking threatens public health and local wildlife by polluting the air and water.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit.
“I’m not going to sit in the house and knit.” Instead, 85-year-old Illinois woman continues a 60-year tradition of deer hunting.
In Pennsylvania, the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program is making the most of the state’s deer take.
Will the fourth time be the charm? Michigan lawmakers again on the move to authorize a wolf hunt in the state.
A Pittsburgh-area doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said recently that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.
St. Croix Falls, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin firearms retail store is drawing ire from some local residents because of its name. About a dozen people spoke out against the signage for F-Bomb Ordnance during an unusually packed city council meeting earlier this month, said St. Croix Falls Mayor Brian Blesi. The residents thought the signage violates the nuisance…
A Rapid City school kept students indoors after a mountain lion was spotted on school grounds before classes started.
A Kodiak man managed to survive an encounter with a mother bear and her cubs by playing dead.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is proposing to reduce the number of wild turkey licenses this coming spring by just over 500 tags.
Three Alaska Native subsistence fishermen accused of illegally fishing after the state imposed restrictions following a poor king salmon run have been found guilty.
Minnesota’s prospective wolf hunters are taking their time about buying their licenses.
State wildlife officials are eliminating unsold deer hunting licenses in southeastern South Dakota in response to a disease outbreak.