Posts Tagged Living things

Bone up on aviation history with Smithsonian book

This book cover image released by Smithsonian Books shows "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia", edited by Amy Pastan. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Books)

“The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia” (Smithsonian Books), edited by Amy Pastan

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Black bass rules changing

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says regulations for black bass on several lakes, including three in Central Louisiana will change on April 20.

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Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

In this photo made Friday, March 21, 2014, Leah Moffitt, right, and Roger Socabasin drill holes while tapping maple trees on land owned by the Passamaquoddy tribe near Jackman, Maine. The impoverished tribe hopes to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in the state. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it’s the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

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Swarm of bees removed from Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A swarm of bees estimated at about 25,000 had to be removed at Circuit of the Americas in Austin after taking up residence under a picnic table near the main grandstand.

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Conservationists seek more protection for grouse

DENVER (AP) — Conservation groups say they will go to court to force the Obama administration to do more to save the lesser prairie chicken, arguing a recent federal ruling doesn’t stop the energy industry from killing the grouse or encroaching on its habitats in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

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