- Project to put tracking collars on 45 moose finished Updated: Feb-10-16 10:17 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Biologists say a project to tag 45 New Hampshire moose with tracking collars has been completed.
- Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight Updated: Feb-08-16 10:38 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies Updated: Feb-05-16 10:50 am
On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals.
- Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.
- In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring Updated: Feb-04-16 12:26 pm
BOSTON - People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren't hallucinating - there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say.
- Studies coming on Maine lobsters focus on warming, economy Updated: Feb-04-16 11:25 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Two studies will try to determine the economic impact of Maine lobsters and how warming ocean waters impact the crustacean's biology.
- US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs Updated: Feb-03-16 5:28 pm
NEW YORK - A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.
- Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?
- New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu Updated: Feb-02-16 2:54 pm
OXNARD, California - Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.
- Controlling mosquitoes will protect against Zika virus Updated: Feb-02-16 4:05 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University medical entomologist says taking steps to control mosquitoes and prevent bites can go a long way to protecting public health and curbing transmission of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus.
- South Dakota birders asked to help with national count Updated: Feb-02-16 2:10 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Bird enthusiasts in South Dakota will get an opportunity to make their passion count during a citizen's science project to be conducted this month across North America.
- Wyoming adopts wildlife migration conservation guidelines Updated: Jan-28-16 6:00 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - New state guidelines adopted in Wyoming, an energy-rich state that constantly seeks to balance conservation with development of fossil fuels, seek to protect some of North America's longest wildlife-migration routes from oil and natural gas drilling on public lands.
- Discovered in Uganda, Zika there not considered a threat Updated: Jan-27-16 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan researchers say the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not considered a threat in the African country where it was first discovered in a monkey in 1947.
- Facial recognition software could help save right whales Updated: Jan-23-16 11:58 am
FOLLY BEACH, South Carolina - A facial-recognition software used to identify right whales is being developed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct Updated: Jan-20-16 9:44 pm
NEW DELHI - For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.
- Officials say elk population stable after years of decline Updated: Jan-17-16 3:48 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Officials say the elk population in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana is stable after dropping over the past few years, though biologists are warning that after a set of mild winters, there is a possibility that harsher winters could change that in the future.
- Vermont birders tally 36 eagles during annual count Jan. 9 Updated: Jan-17-16 12:10 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Conservation biologists and birders say Vermont's bald eagle population, decimated by concentrations of the pesticide DDT decades ago, is showing strong signs of recovery.
- Wildlife advocates hold rallies to save Mexican gray wolf Updated: Jan-14-16 7:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Wildlife advocates chided state government leaders in four Western states on Thursday for trying to keep land out of a potential recovery zone for Mexican gray wolves, an endangered species.
- Utah biologists caution residents against feeding deer Updated: Jan-14-16 11:49 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah biologists are cautioning residents from feeding deer as it could cause the animals major problems including starvation.
- Biologist: National Elk Refuge has plenty of food Updated: Jan-13-16 11:40 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A biologist says the National Elk Refuge has plenty of grass available for the animals to feed on.
- Feds to study butterfly once found across Southwest Updated: Jan-12-16 9:33 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal officials plan to study the status of a butterfly once found across the Southwest to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.
- New type of trap helping fight against feral hogs in Kansas Updated: Jan-11-16 8:41 am
HOISINGTON, Kansas - Kansas' war on feral swine is being fought largely on a 40-mile front along the Oklahoma state line.