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  • Battle over proposed Yellowstone River dam ramps up

    An escalating legal fight over a $59 million federal dam project on Montana's lower Yellowstone River could decide the fate of an endangered, dinosaur-like fish population that has been blocked from its spawning grounds for decades. Construction on the...
  • Scientists fly drones to map sagebrush for wildfire strategy

    Scientists have deployed drones over western Idaho to map a little-known landscape as part of an effort to reduce wildfire risks and protect sage grouse and other wildlife across the West. They say they have to learn more about what grows in the region...
  • Earth's species disappearing at frightening rate, study finds

    Animal species are disappearing at an accelerating rate portending the sixth mass extinction in the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth, a new study conclude. "We are entering a mass extinction equivalent to what happened to the dinosaurs" unless...
  • Threatened salmon die after utility temporarily shuts canal

    More than one-tenth of the largest wild population of threatened salmon in the Central Valley died after repair work near a power plant led Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to cut off a cooling flow of water into a creek, wildlife and utility officials said...
  • What you didn't know about 'The Birds' and 'Arachnophobia'

    What you didn't know about 'The Birds' and 'Arachnophobia'
    There's a fair amount of good-humored debunking that's followed the most recent "Jurassic" release, including my favorite so far: A cost analysis of what it would take to run a dino park in real life, which comes out to about $23 billion just to build the...
  • New study identifies elephant poaching hotspots in Africa

    Investigators who collected DNA from the tusks of slain elephants and painstakingly looked for matches in the vast African continent have identified two large areas where the slaughter has been occurring on an industrial scale, according to a study...
  • Will China finally fulfill Nicaragua's dream of an inter-ocean canal?

    SAN MIGUELITO, Nicaragua Colossal. Mammoth. Vast. There's almost no other way to describe the proposal to build a 170-mile, inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua, and while the plan has been greeted with widespread skepticism, powerful global forces may...
  • Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says

    Kennewick Man's DNA reveals he was a Native American, study says
    In an ironic twist, an analysis of ancient DNA from the specimen known as Kennewick Man supports the claims of Native Americans that he is their long-lost relative. After comparing short genetic sequences from the skeleton’s hand to the...
  • Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet

     Milwaukee dives into water tech, Chicago just getting feet wet
    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hates "the Rust Belt" as a moniker for the Great Lakes region — who likes rust? — so he's been pushing for a more apt nickname: The Fresh Coast. "That captures who we are, and it captures who Chicago is, and...
  • Indiana has 1st confirmed black bear presence in 144 years

     Indiana has 1st confirmed black bear presence in 144 years
    A bear spotted wandering in northern Indiana is the state's first confirmed presence of a wild black bear in more than 140 years, state wildlife officials said Friday. After the bear was spotted earlier this week in St. Joseph County in an area...
  • Connecticut's Endangered Bats Are Vanishing

    Connecticut's Endangered Bats Are Vanishing
    Less than a decade ago, multitudes of northern long-eared bats flew around Connecticut and gobbled up insects. "They were so common that we didn't pay much attention to them," said Jenny Dickson, a state wildlife biologist. Today, the long-ears are...