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  • Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways

    Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways
    HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events. Deep snow can make finding...
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says
    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • Catch a weird fish? Send photo, win prize

    Catch a weird fish? Send photo, win prize
    If you catch anything strange in Florida waters over the next week, you might be eligible to win a prize. The Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest starts Saturday and runs through March 1, with prizes offered for the most species of non-native...
  • Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news

    Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news
    Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons. They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...
  • Where's the poop? Ants keep a tidy indoor toilet, scientists find

    Where's the poop? Ants keep a tidy indoor toilet, scientists find
    While an ant nest may not look much like a human home, they do have at least one feature in common: toilets. A team of researchers studying ant pooping patterns have discovered that ants like to deposit their business in specific corners of the nest....
  • Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County

     Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County
    Lake County, you're not hallucinating. Things in the world of the rare and endangered Florida panther have changed in past years, and now there is a new reality about 180 or so still-existing creatures: "Panthers can turn up anywhere," said Marc...
  • Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery

    Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery
    The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said. “We're getting close,” Julie...
  • Broward professor talks climate change, recycling

    Broward professor talks climate change, recycling
    To mark National Renewable Energy Day on Sunday, March 1, The Forum sat down with Dr. Angel Rodriguez, a professor at Broward College's Downtown Center, to discuss issues related to global climate change. Rodriguez teaches environmental science, biology,...
  • Great white shark caught, released in northwest Florida

    Great white shark caught, released in northwest Florida
    Gabriel Smeby felt like he was touching history. Awe enveloped the group as Smeby and two Dark Side Sharkers partners, Derrick Keeny and Kyle Register, pulled in the 9-foot, 8½-inch great white shark while fishing from the beach, but now they were...
  • Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains

    Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains
    Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that...
  • Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

    Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds
    Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at...