Stories tagged: wildlife
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012
Fires char BLM areas, Joseph Creek
Wild fires have blackened the prospects for hunting this season in specific areas of Washington and Idaho. Weeks of rainless hot weather in August and September forced state and federal …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012
Ups and downs for Eastern Washington elk hunters
Northeastern Washington has gained stature among elk hunters in recent years, with the 2011 elk harvest exceeding the general season take in the fabled Blue Mountains. But that’s likely to …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 9:47 A.M.
Parks Service defends refusal to use wolves
DENVER (AP) — The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday before …
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 3:12 P.M.
Burned bear cub moved to Idaho wildlife sanctuary
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A bear cub rescued from a fire in the Idaho backcountry after suffering second-degree burns on all four of its paws has been moved to a …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 1:44 P.M.
First Calif. otter to survive oil spill has a pup
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just three years after she was found covered in oil and near death, a California sea otter called Olive is a new mom — another milestone …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 4:26 A.M.
Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day, along …
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 9:42 A.M.
Naomi Wolf pens paean to good sex
“Vagina: A New Biography” (Ecco), by Naomi Wolf We have a pinched nerve to thank for the latest book from Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling “The Beauty Myth,” about …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 8:38 P.M.
Shark expert Ron Taylor dies; helped make ‘Jaws’
SYDNEY (AP) — Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 2:53 P.M.
3rd hantavirus death linked to Yosemite outbreak
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginian is the third person to die so far from a rodent-borne illness linked to some tent cabins at Yosemite National Park that has …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 1:08 P.M.
W.Va. health officials report hantavirus death
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials say a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park. Kanawha-Charleston Health Department director Dr. …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 12:40 P.M.
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
DENVER (AP) — The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn’t until she had …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:10 P.M.
Federal government ending Wyoming wolf protections
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government will end its protections for wolves in Wyoming, where the species was introduced two decades ago to revive it from near extinction in …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:45 P.M.
Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:22 P.M.
APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 1:06 P.M.
Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:03 A.M.
Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:03 P.M.
2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:04 P.M.
Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 4:51 P.M.
CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week
West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far this year, …
TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:08 P.M.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite officials tell 1,700 past visitors they may have been exposed to rodent-borne disease.
SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 2012
Groups write governor to protest killing wolves
Seven pro-wolf groups have asked Gov. Chris Gregoire and other state officials to end efforts to kill some of the wolves involved with cattle attacks in northern Stevens County. In …
THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012
Landers: TV show tackles contentious wolf hunting issue
Washington leaped this week to a contentious milestone in the early stages of its modern wolf management era. The state Fish and Wildlife Department has killed the first gray wolf …
TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012
Agency considers wolf action
A calf injured in a wolf attack in northern Stevens County – the fourth wounded or killed in one cattle herd in four weeks – has left the Washington Fish …
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
Scientist’s family slams elk group for wolf stance
MISSOULA – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has removed all references to its Olaus Murie conservation award after the researcher’s family objected to the group’s policy on wolves. In a …
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
Landers: Wolf issues come home to Washington
Washington is no longer on the sidelines watching Idaho and Montana cope with the explosive revival of a formerly extirpated predator. Gray wolves are commanding more attention from courtrooms to …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
Wildlife officials implore public to resist ‘rescuing’ wild babies
Baby snatchers are at it again, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. Despite annual spring pleas by fish and wildlife agencies throughout the Inland Northwest, the public has a weak spot …
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012, 6:30 A.M.
Wild mallards teach lessons at Ferris High School courtyard
Students are gone for summer vacation, but school’s still in session for the ducks at Ferris High School. For seven years, mallards have homed in on the two small ponds …
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
Field reports: Auction to feature antlers seized from poachers
POACHING – Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is giving people a chance to get a nice rack, even if they’re not hunters. Nearly 1,000 antlers seized from poachers over …
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012, 8:40 A.M.
Wildlife Services’ deadly force brings environmental problems
Like the prow of a ship, the Granite Mountains rise sharply from the creamy-white playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Here, in rugged terrain owned by the American …
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012, 2:38 P.M.
Washington fish farm kills stock after virus found
A deadly fish virus has been detected in Washington state waters for the first time, forcing a fish farm to kill its entire stock of Atlantic salmon.