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  • Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields

    Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields
    Drier, sunnier winters are stressing California's wildflowers. These twin trends have conspired to reduce the diversity of wildflower species in a Northern California research meadow by 15% over 15 years, according to a study published this week in...
  • Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections

    Three conservation groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers to increase habitat protections along Puget Sound shorelines. Such concrete or rock structures prevent...
  • Apodaca: Dads are making way for strong, smart women

    Here I was all set to write a feel-good column about Father's Day. Then someone had to go and say something so monumentally dumb that it got me all riled up, and now I just can't help myself. Instead of sunshine and lollipops I will be addressing how a...
  • Experts to start lobbying communities to require bear-resistant garbage cans

    Experts to start lobbying communities to require bear-resistant garbage cans
    Florida wildlife commissioners, fresh off a vote that authorized the state's first bear hunt in two decades, promised to push communities in "black bear range" to mandate bear-resistant trash cans. After Wednesday's vote on the hunt — when a fired...
  • Science inches closer to 'home brew' heroin

    Science inches closer to 'home brew' heroin
    About a month ago, researchers and policymakers started fretting about a nightmare scenario for drug enforcement: the possibility that the impending invention of morphine-producing yeast could make it easy for many people to start manufacturing highly...
  • Wildlife agency says black bear wandering northern Indiana

    State wildlife biologists believe the first wild black bear confirmed in Indiana since the 1870s is continuing to wander around the state line with Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources said Monday evidence found over the weekend shows that the...
  • Smithsonian institute studies loggerhead shrike's decline

    Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are studying the loggerhead shrike to determine why the songbird's population is declining. Peer review literature has reported the songbird's population has declined about 70 percent over the...
  • DNA analysis identifies elephant poaching's hot spots in Africa

    SEATTLE The problem of elephant poaching might seem as vast and complicated as the African continent itself, but a new analysis from the University of Washington shows that the bulk of the slaughter is concentrated in just two hot spots: Tanzania in the...
  • Volunteers help track endangered, enigmatic bonneted bat

    MIAMI The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...
  • State asks Keys residents for help collecting reptile data

    Wildlife officials are asking residents and visitors in the Florida Keys to report their sightings of native reptiles and amphibians. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say they need help evaluating the status of the...
  • Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats

    Scientists paint new picture of endangered singing bats
    The mysterious Florida bonneted bat, a creature so elusive that biologists know of only one roost in the wild, is actually a chatterbox, far easier to hear than see. And for that information we can thank citizen scientists. Over the past year, they...