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May 24, 2016
Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states
Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states ...
May 24, 2016
As Zika spreads, Florida town a study in bug-borne illness
A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever.
May 23, 2016
Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal
Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th ...
May 13, 2016
Loud and low-carb: Cicadas are back in Ohio, West Virginia
The 17-year cicadas are coming again, millions of them, with their unnerving red eyes, orange wings and cacophonous mating ...
May 12, 2016
Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?
What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or genetically engineered bugs being released in the wild? If you feel strongly ...
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 ...