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April 20, 2016
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead ...
April 14, 2016
Museum enlists volunteers in search for creepy crawlies
Long before Southern California was paved over with freeways and covered with cars and millions of people, it was teeming ...
April 12, 2016
Garden-care giant to drop chemicals linked to bee declines
Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said ...
April 07, 2016
Scientists look at hangers-on amid mass die-off of bats
As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there's a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it ...
April 04, 2016
Scientists bemoan SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas
There's one last orca birth to come at SeaWorld, and it will probably be the last chance for research biologist Dawn Noren ...
April 02, 2016
Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico
U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot — a species that has been adapting so well to living ...
March 19, 2016
Researcher: New butterfly has clues to geology, climate
A new species of butterfly could provide clues about Alaska's geological history and its changing climate, according to a ...
March 11, 2016
Things to know about GMO mosquito test proposed in Florida
The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically ...
March 10, 2016
US secretary: Teddy bear's inspiration off 'threatened' list
The Louisiana black bear, the animal behind the "teddy's bear" inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt, has rebounded enough ...
March 09, 2016
Correction: Zika Research story
In a story March 9 about the Zika virus outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a French researcher.
March 02, 2016
Probation for Marine biologist who got too close to otters
A prominent California marine biologist on probation for feeding killer whales in the wild was ordered Wednesday to serve an ...
February 29, 2016
Battling outbreak, Hawaii faces small staff, pesticide fears
On a farm in the heart of Hawaii's ongoing dengue outbreak, coffee grows wild among the ferns, and vanilla vines climb guava ...
February 26, 2016
Mexico documents big rebound in monarch butterflies
Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines, experts ...
February 26, 2016
UN science report warns of fewer bees, other pollinators
Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the ...
February 25, 2016
Colorful baby lobster photo wins award for Maine biologist
A University of Maine graduate student's picture of a colorful tiny larval lobster has won a National Science Foundation ...
February 17, 2016
Study shows beluga whales dive to great depth to catch cod
Beluga whales off Alaska's northern coast target Arctic cod and will dive to great depths to reach them, according to data ...
February 16, 2016
UN: Stopping Zika may require genetically modified insects
The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to ...
February 12, 2016
Hawaii declares emergency over mosquito-borne illnesses
Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika ...
February 08, 2016
Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, ...
February 08, 2016
Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish
Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration ...