- Bison expert position eliminated amid state budget cuts Updated: May-22-15 12:00 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - The state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking its bison expert to step down to a lower paying job as legislative budget reductions force the agency to cut five wildlife division positions.
- Rain, snow and even grasshoppers for Colorado weekend Updated: May-22-15 11:56 am
DENVER - Colorado is plagued with rain, snow and even grasshoppers for the Colorado weekend.
- Air Force to test Moose Creek wells for contamination Updated: May-22-15 11:47 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Eielson Air Force Base will be testing private wells in the Moose Creek area for groundwater contamination.
- CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog Updated: May-22-15 11:36 am
CANNES, France - A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs.
- USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants Updated: May-22-15 11:21 am
ST. LOUIS - A company hired by Moolah Shriners to stage a circus in suburban St. Louis is accused in a federal complaint of mishandling elephants during two shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania.
- Trio of small beluga whales sighted in suburban NY bay Updated: May-22-15 11:11 am
MANHASSET, New York - A trio of beluga whales is spending the start of the Memorial Day weekend in the Long Island Sound area.
- Finding cause of California oil spill could take months Updated: May-22-15 10:38 am
GOLETA, California - The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.
- Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment Updated: May-22-15 10:28 am
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.
- Wildlife habitat conservation program reaches million acres Updated: May-22-15 10:19 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A Conservation Reserve Program offshoot that's aimed at boosting wildlife habitat has surpassed 1 million acres, thanks to a recent signup of land in North Dakota.
- Woman fatally shoots charging bear in her front yard Updated: May-22-15 9:59 am
MISSOULA, Montana - A black bear is dead after being shot by a St. Regis woman who says the animal was in her front yard when it charged.
- Great Dane owner denies 2 dog attack charges Updated: May-22-15 9:33 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The owner of a Great Dane named Nadya accused of killing two dogs has denied the charges.
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Fishery managers studying black sea bass population Updated: May-22-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.
- Polish brown bear crosses borders, highway, seeking mate Updated: May-22-15 8:58 am
WARSAW, Poland - A Polish brown bear went a wooing, little knowing that scientists were following all the way.
- Mother, daughter elephants arrive at Fresno Chaffee Zoo Updated: May-22-15 8:32 am
FRESNO, California - Two African elephants from an Arkansas sanctuary will soon be on exhibit at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
- Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan Updated: May-22-15 8:25 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.
- Massachusetts veterinary clinic funds police dog equipment Updated: May-22-15 7:32 am
FAIRHAVEN, Massachusetts - Clients of a suburban New Bedford veterinary clinic have donated nearly $1,000 to help fund equipment for a local police dog.
- Anglers fear sand-mining could damage fish habitats Updated: May-22-15 5:49 am
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - Fishermen along the New Jersey shore are worried that a sand-mining operation could ruin a fish habitat.
- Record gator going on display at Montgomery Zoo Updated: May-22-15 5:34 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Wildlife officials are unveiling a unique hunting trophy in Montgomery: The largest American alligator ever killed in the wild.
- Dog found dead, hanging on a chain off bridge in Atlanta Updated: May-22-15 4:53 am
ATLANTA - DeKalb County Police are looking for any information about a dog they said was found dead, hanging on a chain off of a bridge in southeast Atlanta.
- Zoo owners believe stolen baby kangaroo, goats won't survive Updated: May-22-15 3:40 am
GREENVILLE, Wisconsin - The owners of a northeastern Wisconsin zoo say they do not believe a 5-month-old kangaroo and four baby goats that were taken will be found alive.
- Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade Updated: May-22-15 1:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
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- Grizzlies, tigers part of Roger Williams Park Zoo expansion Updated: May-21-15 5:58 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence has unveiled plans to add a new education center and rainforest building as well as tigers, grizzly bears and moose by 2035.
- State hires conflict specialist to deal with wolf issues Updated: May-21-15 5:58 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Washington state has hired a wildlife-conflict specialist to help reduce tensions caused by the state's growing population of wolves.