Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

Apr 7, 2016

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

America’s largest band of wild bison can roam public lands outside its home at Yellowstone National Park without facing certain slaughter, under an agreement reached by U.S., state and tribal leaders on Wednesday. The plan allows bison, also known as buffalo, to range on ...

Feb 26, 2016

Record 6,250 manatees spotted in Florida waters

The number of manatees in the waters around Florida has reached a new peak of at least 6,250, conservationists said Thursday, a record reflecting years of efforts to protect the mammals. The count is up slightly from the 6,063 spotted last year, the Florida ...

Dodos were not so dumb after all

Feb 25, 2016

Dodos were not so dumb after all

The dodo is an extinct flightless bird whose name has become synonymous with stupidity. But it turns out that the dodo was no birdbrain, but instead a reasonably brainy bird. Scientists said on Wednesday they figured out the dodo’s brain size and structure based ...

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth: study

Feb 25, 2016

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth: study

Scientists unveiled the first conclusive evidence Wednesday that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs. The decline of shallow-water corals, home to a quarter of the ocean’s species and a lifeline for a billion people, has ...

Feb 19, 2016

U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolf declines

The southwestern U.S. population of endangered Mexican gray wolves declined by 12 percent last year after five years of steady growth, leading wildlife advocates to suggest that illegal killings of the beleaguered predators may be to blame. Wildlife managers said Thursday the drop — ...