TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A federal report released Monday proposes a $275 million array of technological and structural upgrades at a crucial site in Illinois to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes and its vulnerable fish populations.
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving into a range less hemmed in by Southern California sprawl, the National Park Service said Monday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — President Donald Trump’s administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West.
Wildlife advocates warn that the proposed changes would undercut a hard-won struggle to protect the greater sage grouse.
BREWER, Maine — Changes in the worldwide fisheries industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock, but the big demand and big prices have spawned a black market that wildlife officials say is jeopardizing the species.
PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. — They’re called “ghost forests” ‚Äî dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change.
WASHINGTON — A new study projects that increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms.
NEW YORK — Scientists are working to create yeast that operates with custom-made DNA.
They have long been able to make specific changes in an organism’s DNA. Now, they’re pushing into the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned versions from scratch.
NEW YORK — At Jef Boeke’s lab, you can whiff an odour that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.
But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else altogether: yeast that works with chunks of man-made DNA.
ALBANY, N.Y. — The Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals in the rare New York habitat where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov in the 1940s, officials announced Thursday.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world’s most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.