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August 27, 2015
Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West
The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage ...
August 27, 2015
Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish
They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the ...
August 20, 2015
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable
Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of ...
August 18, 2015
Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed
The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never ...
August 10, 2015
Grizzlies may be killed if tied to fatal Yellowstone attack
Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if ...
August 10, 2015
Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians
Scientists have identified a new problem for amphibians, which are already shrinking in numbers: A parasite is infesting ...
August 09, 2015
Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states
Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the ...
July 30, 2015
Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps
Two chimpanzees will not be freed from a New York state university where they're used in locomotion studies after a court ...
July 26, 2015
Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a ...
July 25, 2015
Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach
Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on ...
July 17, 2015
Endangered dragonflies, raised in captivity, being released
Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a ...
July 16, 2015
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting
A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear's biology will not help stave off starvation in the ...
July 07, 2015
Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island
The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre ...
July 02, 2015
'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit
Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on ...
June 20, 2015
Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states
The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is ...
June 10, 2015
Report: Chimps enjoy fermented palm sap, get drunk off it
Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees — ...
May 19, 2015
To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees
The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better. A new federal plan aims to reverse America's ...
May 17, 2015
Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
They're gonna need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one ...
May 14, 2015
Study: With goats, chickens, program helps poorest get by
The very poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, sheep, chickens or other livestock ...
May 13, 2015
Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year
More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the ...