- Ecology to reassess water quality rule Updated: Jul-31-15 4:38 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Department of Ecology will not be adopting a current draft rule on clean water rules that are tied to how much fish people eat.
- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 3:22 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Second man pleads not guilty in Revere puppy deaths Updated: Jul-31-15 2:31 pm
CHELSEA, Massachusetts - A second dog breeder has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges in connection with the deaths of two puppies found in a trash bag in Revere last year.
- Environmental group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida Updated: Jul-31-15 2:19 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - An environmental advocacy group on Friday sued Florida's wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall.
- Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton Updated: Jul-31-15 1:46 pm
MOOSE, Wyoming - A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.
- School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time Updated: Jul-31-15 1:40 pm
MERCERSBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders.
- US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project Updated: Jul-31-15 11:56 am
LONDON - A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- Mild winter lowers number of moose, car collisions Updated: Jul-31-15 10:31 am
KENAI, Alaska - Wildlife officials say the mild winter this year kept road visibility decent enough to save some moose and driver's lives.
- Geese could be relocated after flock run over by motorist Updated: Jul-31-15 10:17 am
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan - Officials say they may relocate a flock of white geese in suburban Detroit after several were run over by a motorist.
- 102 cats seized from Florida woman's home; 60 euthanized Updated: Jul-31-15 9:53 am
SUMMERFIELD, Florida - Authorities say 102 cats were seized from a north Florida woman's home, and 60 had to be euthanized.
- About 200 neglected horses to remain in Houston SPCA care Updated: Jul-31-15 8:46 am
CONROE, Texas - About 200 neglected horses seized from a Houston-area ranch will remain with an animal protection group and the owners must pay $485,000 in care costs.
- Invisible Women? Hollywood's female superhero problem Updated: Jul-31-15 8:29 am
LOS ANGELES - Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man.
- Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case Updated: Jul-31-15 8:04 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways.
- New La. law taking effect Saturday targets 'revenge porn' Updated: Jul-31-15 7:35 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Sending "revenge porn" can land you behind bars, new housing protections are being extended to domestic violence victims and enforcement of sea turtle protection laws is tightening as hundreds of new Louisiana laws take effect Saturday.
- Indiana Dunes State Park to band hummingbirds for research Updated: Jul-31-15 5:47 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - Scientists will be banding hummingbirds for research purposes at Indiana Dunes State Park next week.
- Judge denies attempt to stall roundup at wild horse range Updated: Jul-31-15 5:07 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The Bureau of Land Management will go forward with its planned roundup at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range after a judge denied a preliminary injunction.
- Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack Updated: Jul-31-15 3:53 am
SYDNEY - A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police and a witness said.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
- Men charged with catching too many lobsters Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
KEY WEST, Florida - A southwest Florida man and his adult sons are facing charges after wildlife officials say the men captured too many lobsters around the Keys.
- AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues Updated: Jul-30-15 11:56 pm
Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included satellite photos and locations of slave vessels at sea.
- Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack Updated: Jul-30-15 10:26 pm
SYDNEY - A surfer was seriously injured as he fought a shark off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said.
- Anti-wildlife trafficking initiative qualifies for ballot Updated: Jul-30-15 10:14 pm
SEATTLE - An initiative that would make it a crime for people to sell, trade or barter animal parts of endangered species has qualified for the November election.
- 2 accused of taking $10000 worth of alligator eggs illegally Updated: Jul-30-15 6:50 pm
GRAND CHENIER, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it confiscated $10,000 worth of alligator eggs from two southwest Louisiana men accused of collecting them without a permit.
- Aggressive cobra found at Houston high-rise apartments Updated: Jul-30-15 6:49 pm
HOUSTON - An aggressive 2-foot-long cobra captured at a luxury high-rise apartment complex in downtown Houston has been euthanized.
- Details about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe Updated: Jul-30-15 6:38 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe. The agency asked Walter Palmer to "contact us immediately."