- Mountain near Vegas gains blue butterfly habitat protection Updated: Jun-29-15 5:23 pm
LAS VEGAS - A scarce and endangered butterfly found only on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas is getting a kind of habitat insurance policy, under an agreement announced Monday by the federal government and a conservation group.
- Warm temperatures a boon for stink bugs in the Northwest Updated: Jun-23-15 5:04 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples - the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug.
- Grizzly bears captured for study as feds consider delisting Updated: Jun-23-15 4:52 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Twenty-four grizzly bears have been captured so far this year in and around Yellowstone National Park as wildlife managers start another season of research toward a potential lifting of federal protections.
- Smithsonian institute studies loggerhead shrike's decline Updated: Jun-22-15 10:59 am
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia - Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are studying the loggerhead shrike to determine why the songbird's population is declining.
- Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states Updated: Jun-20-15 9:38 am
ROCKY POINT, New York - The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.
- How a small Virginia nonprofit hopes to save the honeybee Updated: Jun-20-15 9:06 am
PURCELLVILLE, Virginia - The plight of the threatened honeybee was made a national priority last month when President Obama announced the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators - a multifaceted plan aiming to save the honeybee and other vulnerable pollinating insects from ongoing population declines.
- Athens boy learning science, helping monarch butterfly Updated: Jun-19-15 6:28 am
ATHENS, Georgia - An Athens teen is learning how to do science this summer at the University of Georgia and he just might be helping to save the monarch butterfly from extinction.
- Experts say Vermont at height of song-bird season Updated: Jun-14-15 9:52 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Experts say Vermont is at the height of the late-spring, early-summer song-bird season - the time when many species return to the state from their wintering grounds and the state's forests are alive with their songs.
- Baltimore fighting against beetle that targets its ash trees Updated: Jun-13-15 9:31 am
BALTIMORE - With the arrival of an invasive green Asian beetle in Baltimore, local governments and property owners are confronting tough - and potentially costly - choices about whether to try to save ash trees at risk of infestation or cut them down.
- Death of sea lions found to be caused by humans Updated: Jun-12-15 2:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal officials are saying several of the 15 Stellar sea lions found dead last week near Cordova had wounds indicating they had been "deliberately killed."
- Drop in wolf population on Prince of Wales Island Updated: Jun-12-15 12:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The wolf population on Prince of Wales Island has declined 60 percent in a one-year period.
- Biologists tag elusive false killer whales for first time Updated: Jun-12-15 8:22 am
HONOLULU - Three false killer whales are giving biologists a unique look into where they travel.
- Report: Chimps enjoy fermented palm sap, get drunk off it Updated: Jun-10-15 9:52 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Chimpanzees in West Africa get inebriated during lengthy "drinking sessions" featuring the fermented sap of palm trees - normally used to make palm wine - according to a new study published Wednesday.
- Biologists: Ship collision caused Coney Island whale's death Updated: Jun-08-15 10:52 pm
NEW YORK - Biologists say a collision with a ship's propeller may have caused the death of a 20-foot Minke Whale that washed up on a Coney Island beach.
- Study shows 74 percent of calves in study died this winter Updated: Jun-07-15 10:28 am
ERROL, New Hampshire - An ongoing study of moose mortality shows the number of New Hampshire moose calves dying of tick infestation rose this past winter.
- Delaware school teaches students the art of birdwatching Updated: Jun-07-15 10:06 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - If you want to know what types of birds you might see in northwest Wilmington right now, ask a seventh grader at the Tatnall School.
- Ash borer may've found its match in wasp Updated: Jun-06-15 12:17 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - A destructive beetle that targets ash trees - known as the emerald ash borer - may have met its match.
- Connecticut 'Bee Whisperer' seeks to save honeybees Updated: Jun-06-15 3:04 am
TRUMBULL, Connecticut - When a basketball-sized swarm of bees decided to camp out at the peak of a decorative arborvitae tree near the Cheesecake Factory in Trumbull last week, the mall maintenance department called an exterminator.
- 900 students to show off science projects at NYC museum Updated: Jun-05-15 1:04 pm
NEW YORK - That's a whale of a science fair.
- Steady rainfalls may be behind drop in aphid infestations Updated: Jun-02-15 2:25 pm
HARLINGEN, Texas - Researchers suspect steady rains and other factors may be responsible for a drop in a tiny bug's infestation of a grain crop so far this year.
- URI scientists look for tree-killing insects Updated: Jun-01-15 10:49 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - University of Rhode Island entomologists are looking for tree-killing insects they hope they don't find.
- State to survey lake sturgeon population in St. Clair River Updated: May-31-15 4:09 pm
ALGONAC, Michigan - The state will start its annual survey of lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River's North Channel near Algonac this week.
- Grasshopper population could decrease in New Mexico Updated: May-31-15 11:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The grasshopper population could be decreasing this year. It's the latest data point in a trend that a researcher says has been thrown out of whack by climate change.