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  • New River monster fish? A study of the muskellunge fish

    In the waters of the New River below Claytor Dam, Sasha Doss and Joe Williams are searching for a river monster. Extending from their bass boat is a spindle of electrodes dipping into the murky water in an attempt to send an electric current through a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sanford-Burnham, Takeda to explore new heart failure drug

    Sanford-Burnham, Takeda to explore new heart failure drug
    Local scientists are embarking on a research project in hopes of finding a new drug for treating heart failure. Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona has a struck a two-year partnership with Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda to...
  • Fungal disease to blame for decline of Ohio's bat population

    A fungal disease is responsible for decimating Ohio's bat population in recent years, and wildlife officials say hikers are partly to blame. White-nose syndrome first appeared in 2011 and is now confirmed in 19 counties, The Columbus Dispatch reported...
  • DNR confirms first black bear sighting in Indiana since 1871

    DNR confirms first black bear sighting in Indiana since 1871
    Wildlife biologists with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Fish & Wildlife say the Michigan black bear that walked into Indiana last week has turned west based on evidence collected over the weekend and reported sightings today near...
  • 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...
  • Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, declaring that the cougars have likely been extinct for at least 70 years. Recent sightings of cougars in the Northeast are believed to...
  • 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...
  • 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...