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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Catalina Island fox gains numbers. Greatest danger now? People.

    Catalina Island fox gains numbers. Greatest danger now? People.
    The Santa Catalina subspecies of Channel Islands fox -- found only on that island, about 22 miles from the Southern California mainland -- soon may be removed from the list of endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the...
  • Picking up pieces left by trauma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Never mind the little girl's name. What's important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain. The girl's stomach wrenched. Her chest tightened. Her skull seared...
  • Meet the tiny sea creatures that delayed the USS Roosevelt

    Meet the tiny sea creatures that delayed the USS Roosevelt
    The USS Theodore Roosevelt deployed from Naval Station Norfolk two days late after tiny sea creatures clogged the aircraft carrier's intakes, which pump sea water into the ship cooling its engine and reactors. While the Virginia Institute of Marine...
  • Control development, don't hunt bears

    To hunt bears with their backs to the wall already from human encroachment rings cruel. Since it's a major policy shift to lift this ban Floridians insisted upon, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission must defend its nod to the blood-sport...
  • Wetlands near Corsicana attracting birds, drawing visitors

    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 has seen bird counts...