- Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods Updated: Feb-07-16 1:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.
- Newnan family raising money for seizure alert dog Updated: Feb-07-16 10:05 am
NEWNAN, Georgia - When Erin Scharko-Fisk was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child "we were told he was not compatible with life."
- Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease Updated: Feb-06-16 4:04 am
BEIJING - The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.
- Veterinarian agrees to forfeit license amid abuse claims Updated: Feb-05-16 4:54 pm
PINE VILLAGE, Indiana - A northwestern Indiana veterinarian who denies allegations that she kicked barking dogs and abused them in other ways has agreed to surrender her state licenses and close her practice.
- Tucson Rodeo to continue as planned despite equine herpes Updated: Feb-05-16 10:58 am
TUCSON, Arizona - Officials with the Tucson Rodeo say the festivities will go forward as planned despite a herpes outbreak spreading through Tuft Paradise racetrack.
- Officials: Pets shouldn't be given unfiltered Flint water Updated: Feb-05-16 5:29 am
FLINT, Michigan - Officials are reminding people to make sure pets aren't drinking unfiltered Flint tap water after two area dogs tested positive for lead toxicity in recent months.
- Officials: Rabid pit bull bites 3 people, several dogs Updated: Feb-05-16 4:36 am
ABERDEEN, New Jersey - Authorities say a rabid pit bull bit at least three people and several dogs in central New Jersey.
- Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-off Updated: Feb-04-16 5:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.
- Studies coming on Maine lobsters focus on warming, economy Updated: Feb-04-16 11:25 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Two studies will try to determine the economic impact of Maine lobsters and how warming ocean waters impact the crustacean's biology.
- Animal rights group protests cowboy monkey Updated: Feb-04-16 9:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An animal rights group wants "Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey" pulled from a weekend rodeo in St. Paul.
- Families affected by cancer heal on horseback Updated: Feb-03-16 6:50 pm
GLENMOORE, Pennsylvania - Just about everyone has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Some have watched a loved one battle the chronic disease while others walked into a doctor's office and had their life changed forever. An organization is using horses, peace and hope to heal families affected by the illness.
- Elephant herpes virus not cause of elephant's death Updated: Feb-03-16 4:11 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo says the elephant herpes virus - or EEHV - was not the cause of death of an elephant at the zoo.
- Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants Updated: Feb-03-16 3:39 am
ASAN, South Korea - Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs.
- Seattle group asks USDA to investigate elephant's death Updated: Feb-02-16 5:12 pm
SEATTLE - A Seattle-based advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo, saying it's concerned the zoo wasn't equipped to care for the animal.
- Beekeepers discuss keeping bees healthy at Haiku conference Updated: Feb-02-16 7:24 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Maui County beekeepers have been exploring ways to keep bees healthy as the county remains one of the few places untouched by an invasive species known to attack the insects.
- Agriculture: No new horse virus cases reported in Illinois Updated: Feb-02-16 4:50 am
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say they haven't received any new reports of equine herpes virus which sickened eight horses last week at Bartlett's Sunset Hill Farm.
- Arizona officials say horse tested positive for virus Updated: Feb-01-16 5:06 pm
PHOENIX - A horse that had to be euthanized last week at Turf Paradise racetrack as a result of a herpes outbreak tested positive for the virus, officials with the Arizona Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday.
- Official: Bird flu cases reminder of need for tracking rules Updated: Feb-01-16 8:31 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's state veterinarian says a recent bird flu outbreak is a reminder of the importance of all buyers and sellers of poultry to follow state record-keeping rules.
- Officials: No cause for alarm after dead swans found at park Updated: Jan-28-16 7:00 am
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - State officials say there's no cause for alarm after dead swans were found floating in a lake in western Michigan.
- Lawmakers urge state to hire more vector control workers Updated: Jan-28-16 3:07 am
HILO, Hawaii - Big Island lawmakers are calling for the state to put more money into controlling populations of animals and insects that spread disease.
- New DNR data gives hints on what's killing Minnesota's moose Updated: Jan-26-16 2:27 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - New data from the Department of Natural Resources show that researchers are beginning to unravel the mystery of what's killing Minnesota's moose.
- Sunland Park racing suspended because of equine virus Updated: Jan-26-16 10:35 am
EL PASO, Texas - A horse racing track near the border of New Mexico and Texas has been shut down for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of a disease.
- Troubled honeybees find friends in beekeepers Updated: Jan-24-16 10:15 am
LONGVIEW, Washington - On a snowy weekday, several bees lay still beneath a small strainer. Doug Penning, who tends to 20 bee colonies at his Coal Creek-area home, earlier had scooped up the bees, which were paralyzed by the cold. One by one, they slowly regained life.
- Q&A: Details about what's next in bird flu response efforts Updated: Jan-23-16 10:26 am
INDIANAPOLIS - More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a "last resort" of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu outbreak. Testing and monitoring will continue for weeks to determine if the outbreak of the H7N8 viral strain is contained. That strain is different from one that led to the deaths of more than 48 million birds last summer.
- Iowa nonprofit on track to help 150-180 birds this year Updated: Jan-23-16 5:03 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa City nonprofit dedicated to rehabilitating injured and sick birds has had a busy first month.