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  • 150-pound black bear breaks in to Asheville home

    Authorities say a 150-pound black bear crawled through an open window and into a home in an Asheville neighborhood before wandering off. The Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1FnXbNw ) reports a person in Beaverdam called 911 to report a bear...
  • For California salmon, summer of truck rides, bucket lifts

    What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride. State and federal wildlife agencies...
  • Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease

    Officials with the U.S. Forest Service are cautiously optimistic that a new treatment may help bats survive a disease known as white-nose syndrome that has killed millions of bats. About 60 brown bats found with the disease last fall but successfully...
  • Bear that enthralled Louisiana neighborhood takes his leave

    A roving black bear that spent more than a week in a central Louisiana neighborhood has wandered away in search of a new home. The young bear left late Monday after he got caught in a trap set by state biologists, but then managed to open the door and...
  • Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood

    A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighborhood where he has spent the past week up one tree or another as he searches for a new home. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of...
  • Why do extreme athletes like Dean Potter risk their lives?

    Why do extreme athletes like Dean Potter risk their lives?
    It’s hard for many people to comprehend the risks athletes take for the sake of extreme sports. BASE jumping, for instance, is inherently dangerous — skydiving from a fixed object instead of an aircraft, with little time to react or correct...
  • How do these jumping spiders see color? The secret is in their eyes

    How do these jumping spiders see color? The secret is in their eyes
    If a spider’s eight eyes don’t impress you, consider this: Some of them can even see in "true" color. Scientists have studied the vision in a group of brightly-hued jumping spiders and have finally discovered how their remarkable visual system...
  • Piping plover nest forces closure of part of Delaware beach

    Wildlife officials are closing a half-mile stretch of Gordons Pond Beach after the first piping plover nest of the season was found. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the beach between the Observation Towers and the...
  • Mary Lee, great white shark cruising East Coast, becomes Twitter star

    Mary Lee, great white shark cruising East Coast, becomes Twitter star
    They're gonna need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring, Mary Lee, started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake...
  • Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star

    They're gonna need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter...
  • Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits

    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. Severe winters are perilous for deer because...