- Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological.
- National Science Foundation boosts electric fish research Updated: May-24-16 11:26 am
- 4 groups get state money for lobster research, education Updated: May-24-16 12:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's marine resources department is providing grant funding to four organizations for research and education involving lobsters.
- Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika Updated: May-23-16 11:08 pm
MIREBALAIS, Haiti - Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination Updated: May-23-16 6:42 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.
- How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors? Updated: May-23-16 5:31 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers.
- Virginia ramping up efforts to prevent spread of Zika virus Updated: May-23-16 12:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - With the summer mosquito season fast approaching and anxiety about the Zika virus growing, Virginia officials are racing to educate the public and distribute 10,000 Zika prevention kits to pregnant women.
- Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal Updated: May-23-16 7:32 am
LUCKNOW, India - Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts said Monday.
- New York state college lists top 10 new species for 2016 Updated: May-23-16 6:06 am
SYRACUSE, New York - A sea dragon with stunning shades of ruby red and pink and a dainty damselfly are among the top 10 new species of 2016.
- Tick that can cause meat allergy showing up in Michigan Updated: May-22-16 4:02 pm
PORT HURON, Michigan - A Michigan State University Extension entomologist says a tick more common to the southeastern states than to northern forests appears to be increasing its numbers in Michigan.
- Researchers think eagles could help track toxin in nature Updated: May-22-16 2:58 pm
MONROE, Michigan - Researchers who band baby eagles in Michigan are hoping blood samples analyzed for signs of cancer-causing DDT and PCBs, as well as lead, mercury and common pesticides will eventually also help monitor for the toxin microcystin.
- UMass lab steps up tick testing efforts Updated: May-22-16 12:56 pm
BOSTON - A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases that could possibly be passed on is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear.
- Food education center getting built at South Dakota State Updated: May-22-16 12:43 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A food education center that will include small fields, a kitchen and other features is being built at South Dakota State University.
- Group surveys Skagit County's herons Updated: May-22-16 3:02 am
MARCH POINT, Washington - From a beach on east March Point, Sue Ehler scanned the shallow waters of an ebbing Padilla Bay, tallying the number of great blue herons standing in the eelgrass beds.
- UND gets grant aimed at treating, preventing diseases Updated: May-21-16 7:29 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's congressional delegation says the University of North Dakota is getting more than $2.3 million in federal funding to study molecular-level biological processes.
- Iowa zoo expecting rare baby eastern black rhino this fall Updated: May-21-16 6:44 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A zoo in Iowa is expecting a new and rare addition in the fall: an eastern black rhinoceros.
- Judge dismisses teacher's lawsuit against school district Updated: May-21-16 2:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit between a longtime biology teacher and the Idaho school district that didn't renew her teaching contract.
- Baby goats help Cal Poly students de-stress during midterms Updated: May-20-16 1:59 pm
SAN LUIS OBISPO, California - The kids who came to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo this week weren't there to study.
- Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite Updated: May-19-16 10:01 pm
HONOLULU - New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans.
- Prosecutor: No charges warranted in jail inmate's suicide Updated: May-19-16 5:32 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Michigan - An investigation has found no evidence of foul play in the death of a 24-year-old inmate discovered hanging in his cell at a southwestern Michigan jail.
- President Obama honors UW scientist with Medal of Science Updated: May-19-16 11:23 am
SEATTLE - President Obama is giving the National Medal of Science to a University of Washington scientist credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer.
- Entangled humpback whale freed off Gloucester's coast Updated: May-19-16 7:10 am
GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts - Rescue crews from the Center of Coastal Studies successfully freed a humpback whale that was entangled in fishing line attached to a buoy off the coast of Gloucester.
- NSF gives Bigelow more than $1M for microorganism study Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - The National Science Foundation is giving Maine's Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences more than $1 million for a project about microorganisms and the chemical composition of the Southern Ocean.
- Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins Updated: May-18-16 6:24 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases specific to the region.
- Ticks carrying Lyme disease increase in northern New England Updated: May-18-16 5:21 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Ticks that carry Lyme disease have reached into northern Maine and are increasing in Vermont, where the state's entomologist expects cases of the disease to continue to rise and the insects to inhabit new areas.