- Study finds possible link between oyster deaths, bridge work Updated: Sep-02-15 12:18 pm
HUDGINS, Virginia - A new study says there's a possible link between oyster larvae deaths at a hatchery last year and rehabilitation work on the Gwynn's Island Bridge in Mathews County.
- Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years Updated: Aug-31-15 12:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Animal Health Corridor that stretches 300 miles in Kansas and Missouri has attracted more than 300 companies in 10 years to do research and develop animal health products, supporters said.
- Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops Updated: Aug-30-15 3:38 pm
PINE TREE, Arkansas - Farmers should expect to see an unusually thick wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state, which outdoors experts blame on widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and late-season planting.
- Inside Boise's battle with the Japanese beetle Updated: Aug-29-15 9:43 am
BOISE, Idaho - Paul Castrovillo first started chasing the Japanese beetle in third or fourth grade in the mid-1960s, catching and collecting them on rose bushes in his New Jersey backyard along with butterflies and whatever other bugs were around.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states - regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- Seed bugs swarm California communities, invade homes, cars Updated: Aug-21-15 5:22 pm
LONE PINE, California - The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides.
- Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable Updated: Aug-20-15 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds.
- Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed Updated: Aug-18-15 11:33 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches - a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.
- Researcher working to restore mayfly population in Green Bay Updated: Aug-17-15 2:16 pm
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - A Milwaukee-based researcher is trying to re-establish mayflies in the bay of Green Bay, where the insect's population is historically plentiful but has dwindled due to poor water quality.
- Research: Sweetgrass seems to repel mosquitoes Updated: Aug-17-15 7:56 am
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina - Scientists say sweetgrass, the thin grass woven into baskets by slaves and their descendants for centuries along Southeast coast, seems to repel mosquitoes.
- Grant funding available for North Dakota honeybee research Updated: Aug-17-15 2:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Agriculture Department is seeking grant proposals for honeybee research.
- Game, Fish and Parks: continent's duck population soaring Updated: Aug-16-15 9:13 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says information gathered to monitor migratory waterfowl numbers shows North America's duck population is soaring.
- Smokies biologists tracking nuisance bears with GPS collars Updated: Aug-15-15 4:13 pm
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - Biologists are now tracking nuisance bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park with GPS collars.
- Conservationists: Analysis about killing cormorants ignored Updated: Aug-12-15 6:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Conservation groups opposed to the ongoing killing of cormorants on the Columbia River to protect steelhead and salmon say they have documents showing a federal agency ignored a finding by its own biologists that the measure would not help the fish.
- Sierra scientists study deer migration north of Truckee Updated: Aug-10-15 5:32 pm
TRUCKEE, California - Scientists in the Sierra Nevada have started tracking a mule deer herd north of Lake Tahoe with radio collars to try to learn more about their migration patterns and better understand why so many are struck by cars.
- Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians Updated: Aug-10-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists have identified a new problem for amphibians, which are already shrinking in numbers: A parasite is infesting tadpoles worldwide.
- Minnesota researchers test flowering plants as food for bees Updated: Aug-10-15 2:44 pm
MORRIS, Minnesota - Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are testing about a dozen flowering plants that dot the landscape in western Minnesota to see whether they can be used as critical food for bees and an additional source of income for farmers.
- Bureau of Land Management bat study aims to find roosts Updated: Aug-09-15 12:07 pm
BEND, Oregon - In her eight years catching bats, Nadja Schmidt has learned lessons about them.
- Mysterious fungus killing snakes in at least 9 states Updated: Aug-09-15 10:46 am
NEW HAVEN, Vermont - Hidden on hillsides in a remote part of western Vermont, a small number of venomous timber rattlesnakes slither among the rocks, but their isolation can't protect them from a mysterious fungus spreading across the eastern half of the country that threatens to wipe them out.
- Biologists fear repeat of 2002 salmon kill in Klamath River Updated: Aug-06-15 2:37 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The drought in the West could be creating conditions in the Klamath River straddling Oregon and California for a repeat of a 2002 fish kill that claimed tens of thousands of adult salmon, biologists said.