- Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits Updated: May-06-15 4:56 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals.
- Biologists capture all 5 bears out of Anchorage neighborhood Updated: Apr-30-15 3:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Biologists have captured the last of five black bears that were frequenting an Anchorage neighborhood.
- Hawaii scientists try to explain uptick in shark attacks Updated: Apr-30-15 2:38 pm
HONOLULU - As the number of shark attacks in Maui continues to climb, researchers at the University of Hawaii are trying to figure out the reason.
- Researchers want help tracking Utah fireflies Updated: Apr-30-15 10:43 am
PROVO, Utah - Researchers are trying to determine whether there is a new firefly species in Utah, and they want your help.
- Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am
SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.
- Owensboro woman breeds dwarf frogs as pets Updated: Apr-26-15 10:53 am
OWENSBORO, Kentucky - Samantha Lester did not become a breeder of small amphibious frogs by choice.
- Jaws meets kangaroo? Rare, cute pocket shark found in deep Updated: Apr-23-15 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark - the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast.
- Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study Updated: Apr-22-15 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON - A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
- Biologists study Greater Yellowstone goat herd Updated: Apr-18-15 1:32 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - The techniques used to capture the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's iconic wildlife for research are many, ranging from live-trapping grizzly bears to aerially darting wolves or sacking mule deer with a net gun.
- Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper Updated: Apr-18-15 1:37 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice.
- Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred Updated: Apr-17-15 10:15 pm
From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature.
- Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin Updated: Apr-16-15 4:53 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds.
- Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner Updated: Apr-16-15 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Oh, those puppy eyes.
- Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit Updated: Apr-15-15 7:32 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
- Early signs show some promise for moose: Fewer ticks found Updated: Apr-13-15 10:56 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Early indications show some promise for a New Hampshire moose herd that has been wobbled by a troublesome parasite.
- State biologists to help people spot sage grouse Updated: Apr-10-15 5:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah wildlife officials are offering people a chance to see the unique mating ritual of the sage grouse.
- Purdue: Honeybee die-off less severe this year than last Updated: Apr-09-15 4:01 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University honeybee specialist says Indiana's bee populations weathered the state's recent cold winter in much better shape than they did a year ago.