- Desert tortoise no longer candidate for federal protection Updated: Oct-05-15 8:19 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The Sonoran desert tortoise is not at risk for extinction and will no longer be listed as a candidate for Endangered Species Act protections, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.
- Desert tortoise released on Marine Corps base Updated: Oct-01-15 8:59 pm
SAN DIEGO - Researchers have released a desert tortoise raised on a Marine Corps base as part of efforts aimed at reinvigorating the threatened population in the western Mojave Desert.
- Wild horse roundup planned for Red Desert herd Updated: Sep-30-15 1:51 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - Land management officials are planning another wild horse roundup in the Red Desert herd management area.
- Parks ask visitors not to throw coins in desert potholes Updated: Sep-29-15 4:17 am
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah - Arches National Park officials are asking visitors not to throw coins in ephemeral pools, reminding them that desert potholes are not wishing wells.
- DRI's Nevada Medal to ex-Navy pilot turned drone researcher Updated: Sep-19-15 12:52 pm
RENO, Nevada - The newest winner of a prestigious scientific award at Nevada's Desert Research Institute is a former military pilot and pioneer in the research of drones who was told a decade ago she was wasting her time studying unmanned aerial systems.
- Bacterial pneumonia resurfaces in North Dakota bighorn sheep Updated: Sep-18-15 8:26 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Pneumonia that killed bighorn sheep in the North Dakota Badlands last year has resurfaced this summer.
- Body in South Dakota park identified as missing Nebraska man Updated: Sep-18-15 5:38 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A body found in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota has been identified as a Nebraska man missing since July.
- Rangers find body in dry creek bed at Badlands National Park Updated: Sep-16-15 8:37 pm
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, South Dakota - A body has been recovered from the Badlands National Park after a group of visitors alerted park rangers to an abandoned backpack.