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July 28, 2016
Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean
Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams ...
July 26, 2016
Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why ...
July 26, 2016
Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of ...
June 22, 2016
The Latest: Sick US workers reach Chile in Antarctica rescue
The Latest on the rescue of two ailing workers from the U.S. research station at the South Pole (all times EDT): 10:20 p.m.
June 17, 2016
Report finds Grand Canyon bison are native to region
The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time — thousands of ...
June 14, 2016
Bob Paine, ecologist who introduced 'keystone species,' dies
Robert "Bob" Paine, an influential ecologist best known for introducing the concept of "keystone species" and who nurtured ...
June 08, 2016
Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study
A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their ...
June 02, 2016
Tourists in Africa get close, but not too close, to gorillas
In some parts of Africa, tourists and researchers routinely trek into the undergrowth to see gorillas in their natural ...
June 02, 2016
Jane Goodall feels sorry for Cincinnati Zoo director
The Jane Goodall Institute has released an email sent by the primatologist and conservationist to the director of the ...
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 ...