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Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:59
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists studying the migration of endangered western Pacific gray whales are questioning whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their territory.

California goose with arrow piercing neck dies after surgery

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 06:02
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities are trying to catch a rare Egyptian goose that has an arrow through its neck.

Vietnamese villagers block traffic to protest pollution

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:02
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam blocked traffic on the country's main artery for hours to protest pollution from a coal-fired thermo power plant, a local official said Thursday.

Federal fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:07
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved an early closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California to prevent overfishing.

Experts remove whale carcass near San Francisco

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:06
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — When a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a beach south of San Francisco, people stopped to look, snapped pictures of the massive mammal and even reached out and touched the creature that looks more like a dark ocean rock than the largest tooth predator on earth.

Canine flu outbreak sickens hundreds of dogs in Midwest

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:00
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends.

Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:00
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some scientists say that eastern U.S. poultry producers should brace for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop.

Houston hospital says woman has given birth to 5 girls

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:42
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital says a woman has given birth to five girls in what it believes is the first set of all-female quintuplets born in the U.S.

Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:27
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates want a judge to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Cats chat with us through meows, blinks and roving whiskers

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to cats, those meows mean ... well, a lot of things.