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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scientists: 2 mainland wolves made jaunt to Isle Royale park

    Two gray wolves recently traversed the frozen Lake Superior surface from Canada to Isle Royale National Park, scientists said Tuesday, but the animals stayed only five days — dashing hopes that ice bridges would induce migrants from the mainland...
  • 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...
  • Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve

    Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve
    Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve. The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...