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November 15, 2018
A rare two-headed copperhead that was found in late September in a Virginia yard has died. MUST CREDIT: JD Kleopfer
Rare two-headed snake found in Virginia has died
20 hours 39 min ago
November 14, 2018
A drunk raccoon in Milton, W.Va. MUST CREDIT: Photo handout from Milton Police Department
Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia
November 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday filed suit in federal court demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a plan to expand wolves to more areas of the U.S. Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wolf supporters file suit to protect species
November 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
November 13, 2018
One of four wolves trapped in Minnesota and relocated to Isle Royale on Lake Superior has died, and scientists say they don't know why. A necropsy will be conducted with results likely in December. Three relocated wolves remain on the island with more expected to be moved to he island from Ontario in January. (National Park Service photo)
Newly arrived wolf dies on Isle Royale
November 13, 2018 - 12:42pm
November 12, 2018
The Woolsey Fire burns above Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 10. Photo for The Washington Post by Kyle Grillot
Paradise has burned to the ground, and officials now try to pick up the pieces
November 12, 2018 - 9:16pm
A fire-scarred hillside just outside Paradise, Calif., Nov. 11, 2018. Of the 23 people known on Sunday to have been killed by the fire in Paradise, six had died in their cars. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
As death toll climbs from California fires, investigators face grim task of finding remains
November 12, 2018 - 7:08am
November 9, 2018
At least nine dead, Paradise 'pretty much destroyed' as wildfire rages in Northern California
November 9, 2018 - 7:07am
November 8, 2018
A Mandarin duck has gone missing. Photo by Bradley Kane, courtesy of @BirdCentralPark.
New Yorkers feeling 'crushed' after Central Park's beloved Mandarin duck goes missing
November 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
November 1, 2018
Two recently orphaned puma cubs -- also known as mountain lion and cougar -- from different locations in Northern California are now playing, bonding, and calling Como Zoo home. The pumas arrived from California to Como on October 30, 2018 after being cared for by Oakland Zoo wildlife specialists.  Courtesy of the Oakland Zoo
St. Paul zoo welcomes orphaned mountain lion cubs
November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
October 31, 2018
Students discover 6,000-year-old stone ax at Mount Vernon
October 31, 2018 - 3:04pm
October 22, 2018
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The eerie song of Antarctica - melting
October 22, 2018 - 12:35pm
October 21, 2018
Student scientists sift through mud and debris from the bottom of Lake Michigan in their search for meteorites.  Johnny Ford, Shedd Aquarium
Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.
October 21, 2018 - 5:15am
October 18, 2018
Steve Kolbe, NRRI research scientist, nails a bird house to a tamarack tree in the Sax-Zim bog Wednesday afternoon to encourage boreal chickadees to nest. Their numbers are down due to climate change. Bob King / Forum News Service
A fall fairytale: Scientists hang 500 birdhouses to study boreal chickadees
October 18, 2018 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2018
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
Dr. L. David Mech in his office in the Gabbert Raptor Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, where he was preparing for the International Wolf Symposium. Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm