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  • Bear necessity: FWC advises pepper spray for residents of area's bear corridor

    Bear necessity: FWC advises pepper spray for residents of area's bear corridor
    Bears roam Rebecca DiMarco's neighborhood like ants at a picnic. They're in trees and garbage. Her dog, Nala, went muzzle to muzzle with a big one in December with only a flimsy fence separating pet and bear. So when she steps outside now, DiMarco...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Surveys continue after lynx family documented in 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...