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May 25, 2017
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according ...
May 24, 2017
Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big
Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ...
May 22, 2017
'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered
A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study ...
May 19, 2017
'Drogon' the ant on annual Top 10 list of new species
Drogon the ant joins a pink bush cricket and a freshwater stingray on this year's Top 10 list of new species.
May 16, 2017
Gray Wolf Pups Make Their Debut at Chicago Zoo
Five Mexican gray wolf puppies ventured out of their den at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois on Tuesday. The almost four weeks ...
May 06, 2017
Nevada biologist sues bear activists for defamation
A longtime Nevada biologist is suing bear protection advocates at Lake Tahoe he accuses of harassing and threatening him ...
May 05, 2017
New rules for lobstering in southern New England up for vote
New restrictions on lobster fishing are up for a vote early next week as regulators try to slow the loss of the valuable ...
April 23, 2017
Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common
A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than ...
April 06, 2017
'BioBlitz' scientists to survey California desert valley
Scientists will fan out across a California desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, ...
April 03, 2017
Watch their steps: Track journey of Yosemite bears online
Wildlife enthusiasts around the world can now follow the daily journey of Yosemite National Park's black bears from their ...
March 15, 2017
Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says
Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals ...
February 16, 2017
New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects ...
February 09, 2017
Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico
The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from ...
January 19, 2017
California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump
A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and ...
January 15, 2017
The bald and the bold: Eagles' resurgence comes at a price
The eagle has landed — on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready. The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of ...
January 12, 2017
Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls
Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of ...
January 10, 2017
Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species
The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after ...
December 23, 2016
Endangered Puget Sound orca found dead off Canadian coast
Scientists say an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belongs to the endangered population of killer whales ...
December 10, 2016
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting _ again
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting — again. Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll ...
December 08, 2016
Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list
The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk ...