• In this July 18, 2016 photo, Sri Lankan mangrove conservation workers carry mangrove saplings for planting in Kalpitiya, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests _ the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, better absorb carbon from the environment mitigating effects of global warming and reducing impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. Authorities have identified about 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka that are earmarked for preservation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem

    PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis.

  • $5K reward for info on owl’s shooting death near Santa Fe

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a burrowing owl near Santa Fe.

  • In this 2014 photo made available by the First Colony Foundation, archeologists excavate an area in rural Bertie County, N.C. Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos. Now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property. (First Colony Foundation via AP)

    Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where developers once wanted to build thousands of condos — and now, one of those would-be developers is seeking millions of dollars to preserve the property.

  • Feds extend comment period on Nevada race through monument

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management — accused of illegally rigging the process to approve the biggest off-road race in the nation — has extended the public comment period on plans to run part of the race through a national monument in Nevada over the objections of conservationists.