- Bear spray available for rent, purchase at Yellowstone Updated: May-05-15 10:13 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Bear Aware is making its pepper power spray available for purchase or rent at Yellowstone National Park starting May 23.
- Dalton voters reject bylaw outlawing circus Updated: May-05-15 7:23 am
DALTON, Massachusetts - The show will go on in Dalton.
- Large black bear killed in north Florida crash Updated: May-05-15 6:05 am
HAWTHORNE, Florida - A large black bear is being blamed for a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured one person.
- Dog rescued after being found impaled, dangling from tree Updated: May-05-15 5:04 am
WADMALAW ISLAND, South Carolina - A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh.
- Florida man shoots, kills neighbor's puppy with shotgun Updated: May-05-15 5:01 am
BURNELL, Florida - Deputies have arrested a Florida man they say shot a family's puppy to death with a shotgun after it ran into his yard.
- Thriving flock makes Michigan No. 7 for spring turkey hunt Updated: May-05-15 4:13 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - There is a springtime duet many hunters know and love - the call and response just before a headstrong tom turkey struts into view.
- Applications for bear, elk hunting licenses now available Updated: May-05-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - If you're interested in hunting bear or elk in Michigan, now is the time to sign up.
- 1 injured, large bear killed after north Florida car crash Updated: May-05-15 3:04 am
HAWTHORNE, Florida - One person was seriously injured and a large black bear was killed after a car in north Florida struck the animal and then collided with another vehicle.
- Suburban Syracuse village hopes to keep swan eggs Updated: May-05-15 3:04 am
MANLIUS, New York - Two years after a man was sentenced to weekends in jail for smashing swan eggs in a suburban Syracuse park, new state rules may force the village that owns the swans to destroy the latest clutch of eggs.
- Chef at Santa Monica whale sushi restaurant sentenced Updated: May-05-15 12:20 am
LOS ANGELES - A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced.
- Bear chases runners in Connecticut, euthanasia planned Updated: May-04-15 11:23 pm
GRANBY, Connecticut - Connecticut officials say they plan to euthanize a bear that chased two runners in separate incidents at a game refuge in Granby.
- Bellingham man accused of shooting corgi dies before trial Updated: May-04-15 11:19 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - A man charged with killing a neighbor's dog in Bellingham has died before his case could go to trial.
- 58-year-old Denver Zoo hippo Bertie dies Updated: May-04-15 10:55 pm
DENVER - A 58-year-old hippopotamus, the longest living resident of the Denver Zoo, has died after his advanced years deteriorated his health.
- State moves forward with oyster research for cleaner water Updated: May-04-15 7:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.
- Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.
- Carolinas clear first proposals for offshore oil surveys Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast, subject to some conditions.
- Shore students hope to speed up turtle protection bill Updated: May-04-15 3:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Students from a Jersey shore environmental science school helped get lawmakers to speed up action on a turtle protection bill that had been moving as slowly as, well, a turtle.
- 61 right whales in Cape Cod Bay in 2 weeks; slowdown urged Updated: May-04-15 2:41 pm
SANDWICH, Massachusetts - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters and fishermen to slow down in Cape Cod Bay and be on the lookout for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in New England waters.
- Wildlife rescue group: Increasing number of animals need aid Updated: May-04-15 2:05 pm
GAUTIER, Mississippi - The Wildlife Care and Rescue Center in Jackson County says a growing number of wildlife is in need of help.
- Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off Updated: May-04-15 1:16 pm
LOPEZ PASS, Washington - Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
- California condor that appeared on postage stamp euthanized Updated: May-04-15 1:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - A prolific California condor that represented endangered wildlife on a 1996 postage stamp has been euthanized after months of treatment for cancer.
- Machete attack on dog sparks dozens to protest animal abuse Updated: May-04-15 12:49 pm
MERCED, California - Dozens of people gathered in Merced to protest animal abuse after a 1-year-old Siberian Husky was tied to a fire hydrant and slashed by two men with machetes.
- Mule deer does in badlands off limits for 4th straight year Updated: May-04-15 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota hunters will not be able to go after mule deer does in the western badlands for a fourth straight year, as officials continue work to boost numbers of the animals that have been impacted by severe winters and the region's energy boom.
- 26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear Updated: May-04-15 11:40 am
ATHENS, Greece - More than two dozen wild horses have been killed with shotguns on a remote mountainside in southern Greece, but the motive for the attack remains unclear, police said Monday.
- Piranha fished out of Lake Bentonville in northwest Arkansas Updated: May-04-15 8:19 am
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says a piranha has been caught at Lake Bentonville.