U.S. plans first tribal national park to protect buffaloes

Environment Jul 1, 2013

U.S. plans first tribal national park to protect buffaloes

Buffalo stroll undisturbed, pausing occasionally to wallow in the grass and caked dirt, while prairie dogs yip intermittently as they dive into their holes and pop out again to survey the landscape. This northern stretch of Badlands National Park, known as Sage Creek Wilderness, ...

Heist of 400 koi opens window on lucrative carp cult

World / Offbeat Jun 30, 2013

Heist of 400 koi opens window on lucrative carp cult

The great koi heist began with the thieves handing out a business card. The two neatly dressed men in khakis and white shirts showed up at a business park in the Herndon, Virginia, area in early June, saying they were with an aquatic care company ...

Environment Jun 24, 2013

Migratory birds starving to death

At the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, the tiny bodies of Arctic tern chicks have piled up. Over the past few years, biologists have counted thousands that starved to death because the herring their parents feed them have vanished. Puffins are also having trouble ...

Gray wolf to lose U.S. endangered species status

Environment Jun 9, 2013

Gray wolf to lose U.S. endangered species status

The government moved Friday to end endangered species protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states, contending that the population of the apex predator has recovered from decades of hunting that drove it to virtual extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally ...

Vets help out foreigners with ill pets

National Feb 27, 2013

Vets help out foreigners with ill pets

by Mami Maruko

Foreigners with low Japanese-language ability who live in Tokyo and have pets often worry about finding proper care for their animals and medical professionals who can communicate the necessary diagnostic and treatment information. Tracey Perkins, an Australian who lives in Minato Ward with two dogs ...