- Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming Updated: Jul-02-15 5:31 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
- US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangered Updated: Jul-02-15 4:28 pm
RENO, Nevada - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to list the North American wild horse as a threatened or endangered species.
- Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles Updated: Jul-01-15 6:13 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
- Federal legislation takes aim at Mexican gray wolf program Updated: Jun-27-15 1:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two congressmen from the Southwest have introduced legislation that they say would protect farmers, ranchers and rural communities in Arizona and New Mexico from economic losses stemming from the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves.
- Pelicans nesting at North Dakota refuge a near record Updated: Jun-25-15 4:23 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - American white pelicans returned to a central North Dakota refuge in near-record numbers only to find a single island on which to nest, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
- US agency denies protection for rare Crater Lake butterfly Updated: Jun-24-15 11:47 am
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - A rare butterfly species only known to inhabit one small tract of land in Klamath County will not be protected under the Endangered Species Act.
- 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.
- 13 states catalog culverts to protect fish, mitigate floods Updated: Jun-20-15 11:58 am
DUXBURY, Vermont - Bridges get a lot of attention when they fail, but scientists are working to eliminate what they say can be an even greater scourge, because of their sheer numbers and their effect on wildlife: culverts.
- Citrus County farm produces monarch butterflies Updated: Jun-20-15 1:23 am
DUNNELLON, Florida - There is an important pollinator in Citrus County whose numbers are dwindling.
- Singing bats; scientists lift veil on endangered FL species Updated: Jun-20-15 1:17 am
MIAMI - The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see.
- Wildlife agency seeks 'citizen scientists' to watch mayflies Updated: Jun-18-15 12:15 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are recruiting "citizen scientists" to gather field data to help better predict when millions of the mayflies will swarm the banks of the Mississippi River.
- Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct Updated: Jun-16-15 5:33 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, declaring that the cougars have likely been extinct for at least 70 years.
- Montana wildlife group seeks to stop sheep grazing Updated: Jun-15-15 6:08 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A wildlife group on Monday asked a federal judge in Montana to stop domestic sheep grazing that it says is a threat to wildlife on U.S. National Forest lands in the Gravelly Mountains.
- Baby bats take bite out of I-65 project Updated: Jun-13-15 4:37 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Baby bats have brought one element of the ongoing widening of Interstate 65 to a halt.
- Wildlife service wants to delist vole as endangered species Updated: Jun-04-15 8:37 am
PHOENIX - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove the Hualapai Mexican Vole from the endangered species list.