- Copperheads appear on rise as kingsnakes decline Updated: Mar-07-14 7:10 am
- 'Resident' gray whales return to Puget Sound Updated: Mar-04-14 9:16 pm
- Report: Communication lacking in lobster study Updated: Mar-03-14 3:16 pm
- Study looks at how wolverines react to recreation Updated: Mar-03-14 11:01 am
- Sea otters declared recovered following 1989 spill Updated: Feb-28-14 6:26 pm
- Audubon Society plans to track Rusty Blackbird Updated: Feb-28-14 2:15 pm
- NH tops one-day record for bald eagle sightings Updated: Feb-28-14 9:34 am
- Vt. to cut by 20 percent moose hunt permits Updated: Feb-27-14 5:22 pm
- Md. roadside zoos object to proposed restrictions Updated: Feb-27-14 2:34 pm
- APNewsBreak: Isle Royale wolf dies after escaping Updated: Feb-25-14 3:38 pm
- USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest Updated: Feb-25-14 10:59 am
- Bumblebees getting stung bad by honeybee sickness Updated: Feb-19-14 3:27 pm
- Snowy owls invade 'south'; cold affects waterfowl Updated: Feb-18-14 7:10 pm
- Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries Updated: Feb-18-14 10:53 am
- Annual event a big opportunity for amateur birders Updated: Feb-15-14 12:22 pm
- Survey: Colo. spruce beetle outbreak accelerating Updated: Feb-14-14 6:49 pm
- Jane Goodall, primatologist and frequent flyer Updated: Feb-10-14 9:13 am
- Neb Science Festival to star 'Animal Planet' host Updated: Feb-09-14 5:05 am
- Nebraskans join in national bumblebee tracking Updated: Feb-08-14 1:39 pm
- Idaho trappers catch lynx; animal gets collar Updated: Feb-08-14 12:58 pm
- Panel says federal wolf plan used unproven science Updated: Feb-07-14 7:13 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - As kingsnakes decline in localized areas of the Southeast, the abundance of one of their common meals - the venomous copperhead - seems to be increasing.
SEATTLE - A male gray whale that feasts on shrimp in the Puget Sound every year was spotted over the weekend, marking the start of an annual stay in Washington state inland waters by a small but peculiar group of these big marine mammals, whale watchers reported Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine - A lack of communication among state, federal and independent researchers prevented data pointing to elevated mercury in lobsters at the mouth of the Penobscot River from being shared sooner, according to a newspaper report.
JACKSON, Wyoming - Researchers are studying the effects of winter recreation on wolverines in northwest Wyoming.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal study of Prince William Sound sea otters affected by crude oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez has concluded that the marine mammals have returned to pre-spill numbers a quarter century after the disaster.
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Growing up on a farm in southeast Kansas inspired a lifelong interest in nature for Lawrence resident Gary Anderson.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The state's bald eagle population has almost fully recovered from the lows of the 1970s, according to New Hampshire wildlife experts.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont regulators want to cut the number of moose hunting permits by 20 percent because the herd is below its target population.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Three Maryland roadside zoos are objecting to a bill in the General Assembly that could bar them from obtaining new big cats, bears and primates.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - One of the few remaining gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park has been found dead after escaping to the mainland across a Lake Superior ice bridge, a scientist who studies the predators said Tuesday.
MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees.
WASHINGTON - Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows.
ALBANY, New York - Reports from tens of thousands of bird-counting volunteers show a southern invasion of Arctic-dwelling snowy owls has spread to 25 states, and frigid cold is causing unusual movements of waterfowl.
PARKDALE, Oregon - People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.
HACKENSACK, New Jersey - Casual birders and professionals alike are dusting off their binoculars for this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual event in which amateurs help gather valuable data for researchers to track the health of bird populations.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An outbreak of spruce beetles continues to accelerate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado, although a much larger outbreak of the similar mountain pine beetle continues to slow across Wyoming, Colorado and the Black Hills, according to a new survey by the U.S. Forest Service.
JOHANNESBURG - Jane Goodall, who turns 80 this year, knows how to work a crowd.
OMAHA, Nebraska - The second Nebraska Science Festival will feature "Animal Planet" host Jeff Corwin.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The humble bumblebee might lack the star status of its Old World cousin, the honeybee, but the proficient pollinator with the hairy, round body has a charisma all its own, much like Tom Selleck's upper lip.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - State biologists have put a satellite-tracking collar on a female Canada lynx captured alive by two trappers in northern Idaho.
BILLINGS, Montana - A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review panel said the government is relying on unsettled science to make its case.