- Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
- Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs Updated: Nov-23-15 6:16 am
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina - In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.
- Regulators consider what to do about collapsed lobster stock Updated: Nov-09-15 4:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Interstate fishing regulators are considering what to do about southern New England's collapsed lobster population, and fishermen fear new restrictions could land on them as a result.
- DWR uses helicopter, diver to 'mug' mountain goats Updated: Nov-06-15 2:02 am
OGDEN, Utah - It starts with a net shot from a helicopter zipping low over the rocky spires of Willard Peak.
- Purdue to break ground on 2 animal science buildings Updated: Nov-04-15 4:03 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University plans to break ground on two buildings for animal sciences research and education.
- Study: Reproduction of dolphins hurt by BP oil spill Updated: Nov-04-15 1:39 am
NEW ORLEANS - Dolphins living in a Louisiana bay polluted by BP's massive 2010 offshore oil spill have had a very difficult time giving birth long after their bay was covered in slicks, a new study shows.
- Michigan biologists seek bears in dens for radio tracking Updated: Nov-03-15 4:02 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan wildlife officials want help finding bears that can be fitted with radio collars for observation.
- Salmon egg collections on Oahe proving difficult this year Updated: Nov-02-15 8:39 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Fisheries crews have had a tough time this fall collecting salmon eggs on Lake Oahe as the population of the fish in the Dakotas reservoir continues to rebound from flooding four years ago.
- Federal scientist says agency punished him over bee research Updated: Oct-29-15 10:28 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A federal scientist says he was punished for publicizing research showing a link between pesticides and the decline in bees and other pollinators.
- Big effort to better understand bats takes wing in 31 states Updated: Oct-27-15 6:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces has been working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat loss and wind energy development.
- More money available for honeybee research in North Dakota Updated: Oct-27-15 2:25 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says an additional $100,000 is being made available to boost the honeybee industry.