- Steady rainfalls may be behind drop in aphid infestations Updated: Jun-02-15 2:25 pm
HARLINGEN, Texas - Researchers suspect steady rains and other factors may be responsible for a drop in a tiny bug's infestation of a grain crop so far this year.
- URI scientists look for tree-killing insects Updated: Jun-01-15 10:49 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - University of Rhode Island entomologists are looking for tree-killing insects they hope they don't find.
- State to survey lake sturgeon population in St. Clair River Updated: May-31-15 4:09 pm
ALGONAC, Michigan - The state will start its annual survey of lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River's North Channel near Algonac this week.
- Grasshopper population could decrease in New Mexico Updated: May-31-15 11:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The grasshopper population could be decreasing this year. It's the latest data point in a trend that a researcher says has been thrown out of whack by climate change.
- Researchers test, band 2 eaglets at Michigan state park Updated: May-30-15 11:28 am
BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Researchers have tested and put identification bands on two eaglets found in a nest at a state park in Bay County.
- Cicadas to emerge in some parts of eastern Nebraska Updated: May-25-15 1:46 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - It's that time of the century again in eastern Nebraska, when cicadas emerge and raise their racket of life and love.
- Endangered butterfly now missing at Indiana Dunes Updated: May-23-15 2:43 pm
PORTER, Indiana - The endangered Karner blue butterfly hasn't been found this spring at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and officials say they're worried the tiny insect could be gone.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees Updated: May-19-15 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better.
- Researchers warn farmers to prepare for invasive pests Updated: May-18-15 10:00 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - New Mexico's number one crop, alfalfa, is at risk of new invasive pests as they establish themselves in the state.
- Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star Updated: May-17-15 6:00 pm
BOSTON - They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.
- 2 broods of cicadas make mating history in Missouri Updated: May-17-15 11:58 am
ST. LOUIS - Entomologists are predicting a noisy summer in Missouri as two broods of long-living cicadas emerge.
- Early snow helped Maine deer hunters have a big year Updated: May-16-15 3:51 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's state biologists say early snowfall helped the Pine Tree State's deer hunters have a productive year in 2014.
- Cicadas swarm with an incessant sound over central Louisiana Updated: May-16-15 3:01 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana - The incessant sound of hundreds of millions of cicadas has invaded central Louisiana.
- Surveys continue after lynx family documented in Vermont Updated: May-16-15 11:05 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Researchers are still surveying for Canada lynx in northern Vermont and New Hampshire after evidence of a family of the federally threatened animals was discovered in 2012 and 2013, the first time in Vermont's history that a reproductive lynx had been documented.
- Maine, packed with moose, didn't have so many ticks Updated: May-15-15 5:08 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's state animal - the moose - fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists said.
- Study: With goats, chickens, program helps poorest get by Updated: May-14-15 2:14 pm
NEW YORK - The very poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, sheep, chickens or other livestock and training in how to make money from them, a large six-nation study concludes.
- Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year Updated: May-13-15 11:59 am
WASHINGTON - More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.
- Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits Updated: May-06-15 4:56 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals.