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  • Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

    Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.
  • Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport

    Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport
    One way to prevent birds from smacking into planes at Orlando International Airport is to catch trophy bass and bluegills, and not with a hook and worm. On a recent morning, as jets erupted skyward just beyond the curtain of trees ringing Mud Lake,...

    New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Researchers deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes...

    Feds appeal Utah ruling striking down prairie dog rules

    U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are appealing a court ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog, a decision that animal rights activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson in...

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great...