Summit to weigh endangered red wolf's plight as numbers drop

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wolf experts from around the nation will be gathering this week to consider how to help the critically endangered red wolf.

July 23, 2015 6:56 pm(0)

Indiana DNR may tranquilize bear that's becoming more brazen

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wild black bear that's become increasingly brazen while roaming far northern Indiana for more than a month may need to b…

July 23, 2015 6:52 pm(0)

Be careful: mosquitoes and ticks are more than just pests!

This is the season of mosquito bites and tick infestations, and 2015 has proven to be a year of greater concern than normal. The excessive rai…

July 21, 2015 3:55 pm(0)

Peregrine falcons no longer threatened species in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — In the early 1950s, there were no peregrine falcons in Illinois and scientists worried that the species would disappear entirel…

July 15, 2015 3:26 pm(0)

Time to plant your turnips and fix deer food plots

Yeah, I know it’s 90 degrees out there and all those other excuses, but it’s still time to get some chores done that will pay back in the fall…

July 15, 2015 2:11 pm(0)

Governor legalizes bobcat hunting

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Tuesday to establish a bobcat-hunting season in Illinois.

July 15, 2015 2:05 pm(0)

Thousands of birds abandon eggs, nests on Florida island

SEAHORSE KEY, Fla. (AP) — The din created by thousands of nesting birds is usually the first thing you notice about Seahorse Key, a 150-acre m…

July 09, 2015 5:16 pm(0)

Overlooked Lincoln Trail Lake provides peaceful fishing

It’s certainly no secret that Rosalie and I seek out the smaller, quieter camping and fishing spots on the busy holiday weekends. It’s not tha…

July 08, 2015 10:00 pm(0)

Stress from heat, drought on fish spurs push to reduce kills

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Drought and record hot weather are producing lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

July 08, 2015 6:59 pm(0)

Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide a…

July 02, 2015 6:43 pm(0)

Red wolf reintroductions halted while changes considered

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials said Tuesday that they won't release any more endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina while the…

July 02, 2015 6:36 pm(0)

Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled a…

July 02, 2015 6:28 pm(0)

How to test the strength of your marriage

Rest assured I’m not competing with Harlan Cohen or Dr. Phil with advice for the lovelorn or remedies for your declining drive or abilities. T…

July 02, 2015 6:11 pm(0)

Governors of 10 Western states meeting to discuss drought

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other …

June 25, 2015 7:11 pm(0)

Grizzly bears captured for study as feds consider delisting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Twenty-four grizzly bears have been captured so far this year in and around Yellowstone National Park as wildlife managers…

June 25, 2015 6:57 pm(0)

Wisconsin agency seeks to educate public about invasive worm

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An invasive worm that's turned up in several parts of the state since being seen for the first time in Madison in 2013 is the…

June 25, 2015 6:49 pm(0)

Feds defend Utah prairie dogs rules in closely watched case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Government attorneys are defending federal protections for Utah prairie dogs after 10 states stepped into the case in fa…

June 25, 2015 6:21 pm(0)

Maybe squirrel season should be year-round

Seems like every place I go recently, people are telling about all the damage squirrels have done to gardens, fruit trees, and houses. As I tr…

June 25, 2015 4:03 pm(0)

Group aims to help save monarch butterfly

CHARLESTON -- The six-county East Central Illinois Lincoln Heritage Resource Conservation and Development organization is supporting the Illin…

June 19, 2015 2:25 pm(0)

Butterfly farm takes flight in Louisville

Blair Leano-Helvey is bringing a new twist to Louisville's growing urban agriculture scene. She's started a butterfly farm.

June 18, 2015 6:31 pm(0)

Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, de…

June 18, 2015 6:04 pm(0)

Nature enthusiast documents roadrunners

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Roadrunners "live on the edge," and lately a few in rural Curry County have been living on the edge with 90-year-old WWII …

June 18, 2015 5:52 pm(0)

Glenn Buskirk Memorial Kids Fishing Derby huge success

Here I was at another kids fishing derby in honor of Glenn Buskirk. Again, the level of excitement never ceases to amaze me when I get the opp…

June 18, 2015 5:25 pm(0)

Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in…

June 11, 2015 5:39 pm(0)

Obama administration warns 2015 wildfires could be costly

DENVER (AP) — Despite a wet spring, the Obama administration warned Tuesday that this summer's wildfires could drain the federal firefighting …

June 11, 2015 5:28 pm(0)
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