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December 07, 2018
Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear
Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat ...
November 22, 2018
Canadian scientist names beetle after Jose Bautista
Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around. Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a ...
November 20, 2018
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria
Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the ...
October 20, 2018
Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor
A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the ...
October 18, 2018
Experts urge gulf refuge for endangered vaquita porpoise
Experts called on Mexico's government Wednesday to use floating barriers to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California ...
October 05, 2018
New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas
A new scientific effort will sequence the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their ...
October 04, 2018
Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon
A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by ...
September 25, 2018
Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs
Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was ...
September 20, 2018
Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal
Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.
September 20, 2018
Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining
A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, ...
September 19, 2018
Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter
These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make ...
September 16, 2018
Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts
There's a bumper crop of squirrels in New England, and the frenetic critters are frustrating farmers by chomping their way ...
September 14, 2018
Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking
Efforts to find a sick young orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest came up ...
September 12, 2018
Experts prepare plan to capture ill orca as last alternative
Federal biologists said Wednesday they are preparing a plan to capture and treat a sick, critically endangered orca if there ...
September 06, 2018
Have you herd? Moose, bighorn sheep pass on migration tips
Looking for the best place to eat? Ask a local. Now scientists say that same insider knowledge shapes the springtime ...
September 06, 2018
Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's leg
A tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island National Seashore has been identified as that of a sand ...
August 30, 2018
Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs
A warmer world likely means more and hungrier insects chomping on crops and less food on dinner plates, a new study suggests.
August 22, 2018
Bat signal: Fireflies' glow tells bats they taste awful
Fireflies flash not just for sex, but survival, a new study suggests. Scientists wanted to find out if there's more to the ...
August 20, 2018
Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline
Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, ...
July 12, 2018
Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal
Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.