• State: Amberjack, gray triggerfish closures starting June 1

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding anglers the 2016 recreational fishing season for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will close in state waters on Wednesday, June 1.

  • In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a right whale peers up from the water in Cape Cod Bay near Provincetown, Mass. A mobile phone app designed to help mariners steer clear of endangered whales is growing in popularity, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's helping keep the giant animals alive. The "Whale Alert" app provides a real-time display of the ocean and the position of the mariner's ship, along with information about where whales have been heard or seen recently. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

    Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive.

  • O’Keeffe Museum buys artist’s rarely seen Lake George work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe has acquired a rarely seen painting created by the artist in 1926.

  • Congressman calls on New Mexico to help with water dispute

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s only Republican member of Congress has joined the fight between ranchers and the federal government over access to water on national forest lands, saying the state can do more to protect the private property and water rights of its citizens.

  • In this photo taken from a video made available by World Barefoot Center, 6-month-old Zyla St. Onge water-skis across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2016. Her parents who are professional water skiers, put her on junior-size water skis and she glided 686 feet across the lake. Her father Keith St. Onge says she set a youth record. (World Barefoot Center via AP)

    6-month-old skis across lake; parents say it’s a record

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

  • In this photo taken Friday May 20, 2016, Hope, the rhino, is prepared for surgery, headed by veterinarian Gerhard Steenkamp, right, inside her pen in Bela Bela, South Africa.  A year ago, Hope survived a horrific attack by poachers who darted her and then hacked off her horns and part of her face. Since then, the mutilated rhino has had at least 16 medical procedures requiring anesthetics, testifying to her resilience and the tenacity of caregivers learning about the threatened species as they go along. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South African rhino endures, 1 year after horrific attack

    BELA-BELA, South Africa (AP) — “Dancing with rhinos,” the South African veterinarian joked as he supported the head of his staggering, nearly 2-ton patient, an injured rhino woozy with sedatives.

  • This Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, shows LSU's Mike the Tiger on the field before the NCAA college football game against Furman in Baton Rouge, La. Multiple animal rights groups are asking that the university stop using captive tigers as mascots Tuesday, May 24, after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

    PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

  • In this May 12, 2016 photo, a man walks on dry and cracked earth with empty plastic containers to collect drinking water from a fenced-off pond in Dala township, south of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar's dry season, which typically runs from April through May, has been compounded this year by an El Nino-induced drought that added several months to the water shortage affecting Dala township. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    As lines form for water, Myanmar pins hopes on Suu Kyi

    DALA, Myanmar (AP) — Every year at this time, the ponds and wells go dry. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community outside Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon.

  • Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016, before joining a bipartisan group of senators at a news conference to discuss legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House set to approve bill to regulate toxic chemicals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • In this April 7, 2016 file photo, a worker collects floating trash from Guanabara Bay during the inauguration of the renovated Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Andy Hunt, the head of World Sailing, met with city, state, and organizing committee officials on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, pushing for what amounts to a superficial cleanup of Guanabara Bay. Rio state officials have acknowledged a real cleanup of Guanabara will take 20 years, with the city still pouring at least half of its untreated sewage into its surrounding waters including Guanabara. "We don't want to have any stories of sailors with plastic bags, or what every it might be, that in anyway impact performance," said Hunt. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Sailors’ nightmare in Rio Olympics: plastic bags, trash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If you’re the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare.