Apr 23, 2015

Fatal attraction for pesticide-addicted bees

Like nicotine for humans, certain pesticides seem to hold an addictive attraction for bees, which seek out tainted food even if it may be bad for them, research showed Wednesday. Not only did bees show no signs of avoiding neonicotinoid-laced food in lab tests, ...

Apr 23, 2015

Coyote roaming exclusive Manhattan triggers police hunt

A coyote spotted on Wednesday in an exclusive Manhattan neighborhood touched off a massive police hunt that shut down Riverside Park, then led to Columbia University and Grants Tomb. Before moving on up to the most expensive of New York City’s five boroughs, coyotes ...

Apr 22, 2015

N.Y. judge to consider claims that chimpanzees are 'legal persons'

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe ...

Apr 18, 2015

Texas veterinarian fired killing cat with arrow

A Texas veterinarian who apparently shot a domestic cat through the head with a bow and arrow before posing with the dead animal on Facebook was sacked Friday as police launched an investigation into the slaying. Kristen Lindsey triggered an avalanche of complaints and ...

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Apr 17, 2015

Mexico acts to save endangered vaquita porpoise

President Enrique Pena Nieto inaugurated a plan Thursday to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, found only in the Sea of Cortez. There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left and the head of the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, Omar ...