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  • With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching

    With UIC technology, thwarting Africa's million dollar poaching
    It started with wanting to build a bar code reader to identify zebras in Africa by scanning their unique stripes from afar. More than five years later and led by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Tanya Berger-Wolf, scientists from three American...
  • Feds document seabird loss in North Pacific waters

    The number of seabirds, including gulls, puffins and auklets, has dropped significantly in the Gulf of Alaska and northeast Bering Sea, a possible consequence of warmer waters, according to a preliminary federal analysis of nearly 40 years of surveys. U....
  • Do it for the manatees, GOP lawmaker says of protecting coal plants

    WASHINGTON From November to April, hundreds of manatees huddle in the warm discharge canal of one of Florida's biggest coal-fired plants, the Big Bend Power Station near Tampa, as camera-toting families point and laugh from a viewing deck at the gentle...
  • Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years

    Coral restoration will take $250 million, 400 years
    Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: About $250 million. How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly). No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn...
  • Birds flock to man-made wetlands in Texas

    CORSICANA, Texas A man-made wetlands has become a magnet for migratory birds along the Central Flyway. On the Navarro-Freestone County line, about 110 miles southeast of Fort Worth, Texas, Parks and Wildlife's Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area...
  • Farmers' use of cover crops could benefit the pheasant population

    Jeff Prendergast said life is pretty easy for a grown Kansas pheasant. With so many crop fields, food is seldom a problem. Even with reductions in Conservation Reserve Program fields there's normally enough cover to protect a lot of the birds from...
  • Study finds some fish can live in low-oxygen dead zones

    Scientists say they have found that some fish can survive in low-oxygen dead zones that are expanding in deep waters off the West Coast as the climate changes. While the overall number and kinds of fish in those zones are declining, some species appear...
  • Florida manatee count tallies record high

    MIAMI Two years after Florida tallied a record number of manatee deaths, state biologists announced Monday that they have documented a near stampede of wintering sea cows in recent months. An annual statewide survey, conducted over several days in...
  • Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?

    Blue crabs in Gulf of Maine a sign of climate change?
    The blue crab is an iconic species in the Chesapeake Bay, but it isn't exclusive — its range runs from the Caribbean and parts of South America on north to Cape Cod in Massachusetts. But in the past few years, blue crab have been spotted even...
  • Menopausal whales lead the group, study says

    Menopausal whales lead the group, study says
    What does an ocean-going titaness do after she has the lost the ability to bear young? Well, for starters, she goes on living--sometimes past the ripe old age of 90, while male killer whales over 50 are dying off in droves. Throughout the animal...
  • 11 grouse biologists question federal plans to protect bird

    The government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing, according to 11 biologists who have studied the greater sage...