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An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

February 09, 2016 4:00 amLoading…
An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

February 08, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over

Officials: Pine beetle epidemic slowing, but not yet over

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — State and federal officials say the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing but still continuing in the Black Hills.

February 07, 2016 8:40 am Related Loading…

Ash tree killer found in Des Moines, city officials say

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — City officials say an invasive insect that kills ash trees has been confirmed in Des Moines.

January 20, 2016 4:12 amLoading…

Advocate wants milkweed reprieve in SE Wisconsin village

CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) — A wildlife advocate hopes the village board of Caledonia will give milkweed — the host plant for monarch butterflies — a break.

January 17, 2016 3:02 pmLoading…
Minnesota beekeeper sues EPA over insecticide-coated seeds

Minnesota beekeeper sues EPA over insecticide-coated seeds

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit that's led by a central Minnesota beekeeper is seeking to make the Environmental Protection Agency label insecticide-coated seeds as a pesticide.

January 06, 2016 4:00 pm Related Loading…

Wind-storm damaged forests more susceptible to bark beetles

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Idaho forestry officials are warning landowners with trees damaged by recent wind storms are going to be more susceptible to infestations of some bark beetles next spring.

December 26, 2015 1:25 pmLoading…

Police: Thousands of honeybees killed at resort near Chicago

Police: Thousands of honeybees killed at resort near Chicago

November 18, 2015 11:20 amLoading…

Truck carrying bees rolls on Loveland Pass

DENVER — Authorities say a semitrailer carrying boxes of honey bees rolled on Loveland Pass, causing some of the insects to escape.

November 02, 2015 2:02 amLoading…
Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California's drought

Monarchs get help from unlikely source: California's drought

In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, Tom Merriman stands behind a monarch in his butterfly atrium at his nursery in Vista, Calif. Five years ago, Merriman didn’t sell milkweed at all; this summer, he sold more than 14,000 plants and is shipping truckloads of seedlings all over California …

October 20, 2015 12:42 amLoading…
Public has chance to name new moth species

Public has chance to name new moth species

This undated photo provided by Eric H. Metzler shows a new species of moth, discovered by Metzler, that will be named by the lucky winner of an online auction whose proceeds will benefit the Western National Parks Association, which has funded some of Metzler's research. The auction on eBay …

October 18, 2015 9:56 amLoading…
Public has chance to name new moth species

Public has chance to name new moth species

Entomologist Eric H. Metzler found this new species of moth at White Sands in New Mexico.

October 18, 2015 9:56 amLoading…

New study finds virus found in Missouri may have spread

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — A virus that appears to be carried by ticks and was found in Missouri in 2009 may be showing up in other states, according to a St. Joseph doctor.

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Danville VA medical building infested by raccoons, fleas

DANVILLE, Ill. — A Veterans Affairs medical building that serves veterans in Illinois and Indiana is infested by fleas, probably brought in by the raccoons living there during the summer, a VA spokesman says.

October 10, 2015 7:48 amLoading…

Detroit Zoo cricket breeding aims to feed animals, cut costs

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — A new cricket breeding program at the Detroit Zoo is part of an effort to cut the cost of feeding animals.

September 30, 2015 7:47 amLoading…

Ohio State faculty seek to educate about animals on campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — As Ohio State University students travel through campus on the way to classes, football games or other events, they most likely are unaware that they are following in the footsteps— or paw prints, slither trails and flight paths —of any number of creatures.

September 27, 2015 6:26 amLoading…
Apple flea beetles are common and can take a toll

Apple flea beetles are common and can take a toll

Apple Flea beetle are common around the Tucson area this time of year.  

September 26, 2015 2:37 pm Photos

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Police: Golfer dies after being stung by bees in Michigan

DOVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say a 64-year-old golfer from Ohio has died after being stung at least 20 times by bees as he searched for a ball in woods in northern Michigan.

September 10, 2015 7:16 amLoading…

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