- Biologists studying birds' longevity, survival, genetics Updated: May-27-16 5:02 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Overhead, high-pitched cackles echoed through the sky Wednesday as two peregrine falcons circled closely above the 12-story Sycamore Building in downtown Terre Haute.
- 1 tough shell: Michigan turtle still around - at age 83 Updated: May-25-16 9:37 pm
PINCKNEY, Michigan - There were high-fives and a celebratory bottle of wine. Why? Researchers found an 83-year-old turtle.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Biologist: Rabbits and skunks can pass bird flu to ducks Updated: May-17-16 1:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A government wildlife researcher has found that rabbits and skunks can become infected with the bird flu virus and shed it enough to infect ducks - offering scientists one more clue about how bird flu may move in the environment and spread between farms, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
- Falcons add to growing downtown Terre Haute population Updated: May-17-16 5:01 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Stand at Sixth and Ohio streets, aim a pair of binoculars at the Sycamore Building, and you'll see the landmark's newest tenants - a cast of peregrine falcons nesting on the roof.
- Citizen-scientists: Uncle Sam wants you to fight Zika! Updated: May-16-16 4:06 am
MIAMI - The mosquitoes that can spread Zika are already buzzing among us. The U.S. government could use some help figuring out exactly where.
- University offers website with information on Zika virus Updated: May-16-16 12:44 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - University of Kentucky entomologists have created a website to provide information on the Zika virus, with mosquitoes starting to show up in the state.
- Early numbers show high tick-related deaths for moose calves Updated: May-15-16 6:21 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - In the battle between ticks and moose, the blood-sucking insects seem to have the upper hand.
- Experts: Mexico's Vaquita porpoise headed toward extinction Updated: May-13-16 11:06 pm
MEXICO CITY - The population of Mexico's endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, has fallen to alarmingly low levels and is heading toward extinction soon if drastic measures aren't taken, scientists warned Friday.
- More pheasants don't translate into better hunter success Updated: May-13-16 12:25 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota saw an increase in pheasant hunters last year, but they didn't kill as many birds as state biologists expected.
- Animal reproductive biology society honors MSU professor Updated: May-13-16 1:16 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - An organization of veterinarians who work with animal reproductive biology has given its highest honor to a professor at Mississippi State University.
- Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes? Updated: May-12-16 5:21 pm
MIAMI - What are you more afraid of, the Zika virus, or genetically engineered bugs being released in the wild?
- Scientist: Dolphins, turtles suffering, we are next Updated: May-12-16 7:09 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Dolphins and sea turtles are sounding the alarm, but Moby Solangi wonders if we are listening.
- State seeking proposals for honeybee project grants Updated: May-09-16 7:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the state has about $100,000 available to fund research and promotion of honeybees.
- Researchers: New Hampshire has over 100 species of bees Updated: May-09-16 5:10 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - University of New Hampshire researchers say there are more 100 species of bees buzzing around the state and that some of them have never been documented.
- Nevada reluctantly killed bighorn sheep to save them Updated: May-08-16 12:01 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada state wildlife veterinarian Peregrine Wolff worked at zoos in the Midwest, with farm animals in Florida and exotic species on movie sets in Hollywood. She never dreamed she'd have to help pull the trigger on a contentious strategy to slaughter a diseased herd of bighorn sheep.