- An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters Updated: Feb-08-16 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
- Rabid raccoon bites Bridgeport resident Updated: Feb-08-16 12:28 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A Bridgeport resident who was bitten by a raccoon that tested positive for rabies is receiving the vaccine to treat the disease.
- Nebraska mountain lion license plate bill sent to final vote Updated: Feb-08-16 11:55 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is one step closer to commemorating mountain lions on a special license plate that would raise money for youth wildlife education.
- Anacondas found along Florida's Space Coast Updated: Feb-08-16 11:13 am
MELBOURNE, Florida - Wildlife officials say two green anaconda snakes were recently found along Florida's Space Coast.
- Lakeside lodge accuses wildlife officials of causing floods Updated: Feb-08-16 9:39 am
BEND, Oregon - The owners of a lodge along Paulina Lake in central Oregon have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, saying an agency-maintained fish screen triggered destructive flooding.
- Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught Updated: Feb-08-16 8:37 am
BANGALORE, India - A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.
- Hawaii legislators call for more security at Kaena Point Updated: Feb-08-16 7:55 am
HONOLULU - State lawmakers are considering heightened security at Kaena Point on Oahu following the deaths of at least three Laysan albatross and the destruction of several of the birds' nests at the nature reserve.
- Police shoot family dog after it attacks teen, charges cops Updated: Feb-08-16 6:24 am
PHILADELPHIA - Police say officers shot a family's dog to death after it attacked a Philadelphia teenager and charged at the officers.
- Judge to hear arguments on permit for Au Sable fish hatchery Updated: Feb-08-16 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - Environmental groups are challenging a state agency's decision to allow commercial aquaculture in a branch of the Au Sable River in northern Michigan.
- The Latest: Eli Manning outshone many ads on social media Updated: Feb-07-16 11:05 pm
NEW YORK - The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:
- $10,000 grant will help care for more than 30 rescued pupped Updated: Feb-07-16 6:58 pm
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - More than 30 puppies are being nursed back to health after being rescued from a breeder in central Nebraska last month.
- Woman bitten by St. Paul police dog sues city Updated: Feb-07-16 5:58 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A woman is suing the city of St. Paul after she was bitten by a police dog more than two years ago.
- Survey shows more Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River Updated: Feb-07-16 4:10 pm
ALBANY, New York - State conservation officials say last year's survey shows the most Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River in a decade.
- 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.
- VCU graduate Robert Caldwell is a master of wildlife art Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Robert Louis Caldwell sat still for a moment, a look of quiet contemplation masking the mischievous smile that was to come.
- Non-trophy bison hunting season begins at Custer State Park Updated: Feb-07-16 12:46 pm
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The non-trophy bison hunting season has begun at Custer State Park.
- 9 new bighorn lambs spotted in Catalinas so far this season Updated: Feb-07-16 11:41 am
TUCSON, Arizona - State wildlife officials say they are optimistic there will be as many new bighorn lambs in the Catalina Mountains this year as last year, when 16 were observed in the range north of Tucson.
- Indian tribes seek to restore Columbia salmon runs Updated: Feb-07-16 10:52 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Some Northwest Indian tribes in the next 20 years want to achieve a long-held dream: restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grand Coulee Dam.
- Lake Champlain fish to be tested for pollution toxins Updated: Feb-07-16 10:50 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Lake Champlain Basin Program plans to start monitoring fish in the lake for mercury and toxins produced by cyanobacteria - commonly known as blue-green algae.
- Zoo uses Chinese New Year to highlight endangered species Updated: Feb-07-16 10:49 am
PARAMUS, New Jersey - A Chinese New Year celebration Saturday at the Bergen County Zoo, heralding the year of the monkey, put the spotlight an endangered species distinct for its red fur and small head surrounded by a lion-like mane.
- Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.
- Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over Updated: Feb-07-16 10:38 am
CUSTER, South Dakota - State and federal officials say the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing but still continuing in the Black Hills.
- Elizabethtown dog heads to Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Updated: Feb-07-16 10:11 am
ELIZABETHTOWN, Kentucky - Deb and Kenny Mattingly's French bulldog Watson may look like a typical family pet, but in the world of dog showmanship, he's a champion.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- New Year's fireworks a little quieter in Chinese capital Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 am
BEIJING - Much of China's population can expect sub-standard sleep after the country starts ringing in the Year of the Monkey. The rat-a-tat snaps of firecrackers, whistling rockets and mortar-like fireworks with possibly enough gunpowder to down a small aircraft will make sure of that.