- Wildlife biologists hopeful for whooping cranes in Wisconsin Updated: Jul-27-15 11:25 am
NECEDAH, Wisconsin - Despite a high mortality rate for whooping crane chicks, wildlife specialists have hope for the endangered bird's population in Wisconsin after a nearly 15-year effort to reintroduce the species.
- Grand Canyon biologist sets up cameras to document wildlife Updated: Jul-27-15 9:18 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A biologist has installed more than two dozen motion-sensing cameras along a 50-mile stretch of the Grand Canyon in pursuit of images of an elusive skunk species.
- Mussel survey must be done before Sylvan Island bridge fix Updated: Jul-27-15 9:17 am
MOLINE, Illinois - A study must be done about the possible impact on any threatened or endangered mussel species before Moline's Sylvan Island pedestrian bridge can be replaced.
- China accepts group's case against ConocoPhillips, CNOOC Updated: Jul-27-15 7:17 am
BEIJING - A Chinese court says it has accepted a case brought by a social organization against oil giants ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. over oil spills in northern China in 2011.
- Mexico police bust greenhouses with genetically modified pot Updated: Jul-26-15 8:13 pm
MEXICO CITY - Federal authorities in Mexico say they arrested 22 Colombians and three Mexicans using greenhouses to grow genetically modified and cloned marijuana.
- MSU gets $5.1 million federal grant for mint genome mapping Updated: Jul-26-15 7:28 pm
EAST LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan State University researcher is heading a $5.1 million study of the genetic structure of the mint family of plants, which the school says could have many benefits for humans beyond flavoring food and chewing gum.
- Scientists studying dead pygmy sperm whale Updated: Jul-26-15 2:56 pm
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Scientists hope the pygmy sperm whale that washed up dead on a Maui beach can help them learn more about the elusive creatures.
- Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range Updated: Jul-26-15 10:53 am
ALBANY, New York - More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
- Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach Updated: Jul-25-15 8:19 pm
BOSTON - Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.
- Grand Canyon biologist sets up cameras to document wildlife Updated: Jul-25-15 6:19 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A Grand Canyon biologist has set up cameras along the Colorado River in search of an elusive skunk.
- River, bay in Connecticut 'sick' from 'nuisance' algae Updated: Jul-25-15 3:06 am
STONINGTON, Connecticut - Wagging their wide tails as Kait Maginel and David Prescott tossed them back overboard, two lobsters that had shared a wire trap overnight with four spider crabs and a whelk had just been enlisted as ambassadors in the cause of cleaning up the lower Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay.
- Deep-sea mining looms on horizon as UN body issues contracts Updated: Jul-25-15 12:40 am
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.
- Vermont governor says 'people' want GMO labeling Updated: Jul-23-15 5:22 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said Thursday people who want to know what's in their food will win the fight against an industry that is trying to block laws that require the labeling of some foods made with genetically modified organisms.
- House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling Updated: Jul-23-15 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.
- 5 things: House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling Updated: Jul-23-15 9:11 am
WASHINGTON - States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering.
- Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies Updated: Jul-22-15 10:26 pm
SEATTLE - The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.
- Kiwi DNA study reveals bird lost color vision Updated: Jul-22-15 9:01 pm
BERLIN - Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became nocturnal tens of millions of years ago.
- Top Wisconsin DNR wildlife biologist leaves for new job Updated: Jul-22-15 8:50 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A top wildlife biologist is leaving the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
- Biologists: Dolphin with deep propeller cuts improving Updated: Jul-22-15 11:10 am
MADIERA BEACH, Florida - Marine biologists say an injured bottlenose dolphin seems to be improving.
- MSU gets $22.5M to continue evolution research, education Updated: Jul-22-15 7:26 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue evolution research, education and outreach.
- Young alligator snapping turtles released in SW Louisiana Updated: Jul-21-15 2:50 pm
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - Eight young alligator snapping turtles - held carefully to avoid their nasty bites - have been released in southwest Louisiana as part of a state program to try to keep the reptiles off the federal endangered list.
- Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men Updated: Jul-21-15 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.
- Study: DNA reveals new wrinkle about settlement of Americas Updated: Jul-21-15 1:16 pm
NEW YORK - Scientists have discovered a previously unknown source of ancestry for some native peoples in Brazil, suggesting a new wrinkle in the story of the settlement of the Americas.
- Rocker Neil Young offers support to Vermont food label law Updated: Jul-20-15 5:41 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Rocker Neil Young is lending his support to the state's efforts to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
- Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life Updated: Jul-20-15 12:03 pm
LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen Hawking and tech billionaire Yuri Milner.