| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off.
Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards in California, including one species that lives beneath the sand dunes near LAX.
But before we go on, let's get one thing straight: Yes, a snake is a legless lizard, but not all legless...
| Sep 17, 2013
The Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge north of Columbia is hosting its annual Blue Goose Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6.
The event features three presentations, as well as children's activities. At 1:15 p.m., a representative from the Bramble Park Zoo...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them.
"When I was a baby,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BROOKINGS - The first specimen of spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) was identified in South Dakota on August 28 2013. The specimen was collected in a vinegar trap set in Yankton County. Trapping and preliminary identification was conducted by...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Summertime is busy for Orlando's theme parks, although most new attractions are open and operating before the surge of out-of-towners comes in. This year, new rides and shows continue to trickle in as the temperatures rise. Here's an overview of what...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Beginning this year, Chandler Hill Honey folded.
Over the winter, all of the bees kept by husband-and-wife team Glenn Hindbaugh and Nancy Hellman, of Boyne Falls, died.
They had been keeping bees for "more than 30, closer to 40" years, said Hindbaugh....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Julie Harris, the delicate yet steely grande dame of the stage whose performances earned her a record five Tony Awards and 10 Tony nominations, died Saturday. She was 87.
Harris died of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass.,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Despite continued efforts, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration crews have been unable to free a humpback whale entangled in gillnetting near Petersburg.
The humpback first became entangled in the netting in Frederick Sound near Petersburg,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Lauren Hanna has joined North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department as an assistant professor in the area of genetic improvement of livestock.
She has a 70 percent teaching and 30 percent research appointment. She will teach the Animal...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It's gotta drive you crazy. Neighbors and colleagues are back from vacation tanned and bragging about their adventures with their kids and you haven't managed to get away at all yet.
If it seems like everyone you know is either on vacation or planning...