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New Jersey continues efforts to fight West Nile Virus; first virus-related death reported

As the West Nile Virus season heads into its peak, state and local officials have stepped up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne virus with increased surveillance and control efforts.

September 2012

Hunters urged to be careful with cigarettes, other fire

With dove and Canada goose hunting opening Saturday, Sept. 1, thousands of Arkansans and visitors will be in fields and woods.

August 2012
National Elk Refuge celebrates 100th anniversary

National Elk Refuge celebrates 100th anniversary

On its 100th birthday, National Elk Refuge looks back at history and forward to future.

August 2012

Brown booby of the tropics sets up home on Arkansas' Lake Norrell

Not since the ivory-billed woodpecker of 2004 has a bird generated such excitement in Arkansas as the interestingly named brown booby.

August 2012
Texas orders new rules to halt invasive mussels

Texas orders new rules to halt invasive mussels

Texas wildlife officials said Monday that an invasive shellfish marching through the state's waterways "present an immediate danger'' to other wildlife

August 2012

3 sentenced in Washington wolf poaching case

Three residents of Twisp have been sentenced for violating the Endangered Species Act in a case involving the poaching of wolves.

July 2012
Alaska woman recounts terrifying ordeal with bear

Alaska woman recounts terrifying ordeal with bear

A 43-year-old professor says she fought off a grizzly bear that stalked her and her nieces by throwing everything she had at it including a package of macaroni and cheese.

July 2012
Two new wolf packs established in New Mexico

Two new wolf packs established in New Mexico

Federal wildlife managers have designated two more Mexican gray wolf packs in New Mexico, bringing the number of packs in the American Southwest to 14.

July 2012

Small shark injures a girl on Hawaii's Kahana Beach

The DLNR is responding to a shark incident reported about 10 a.m. today at Kahana Beach, fronting the Hololani Resort, 4401 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy., located a third of a mile north of the surf area known as "S-turns."

July 2012

First range-wide lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey concluded

Recent aerial surveys conducted to assess lesser prairie-chicken populations across portions of five states including Oklahoma have turned up some good news, according to biologists.

June 2012