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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Florida Keys officials have delayed a referendum on releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the population of a disease-carrying species.

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  • By BEN FINLEY
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NORFOLK (AP) — The mysterious "zombie bee" parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of two ailing workers from the U.S. research station at the South Pole (all times EDT):

FILE- This Aug. 26, 2010, file photo provided by the Kaibab National Forest shows bison in the national forest adjacent to the Grand Canyon in…

FILE- This Aug. 26, 2010, file photo provided by the Kaibab National Forest shows bison in the national forest adjacent to the Grand Canyon in…

  • By FELICIA FONSECA

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time — thousands of years — to determine the massive animals' roots.

  • By PHUONG LE

SEATTLE (AP) — Robert "Bob" Paine, an influential ecologist best known for introducing the concept of "keystone species" and who nurtured a generation of scientists, has died. He was 83.

  • Dean Fosdick

This undated photo shows a Black Widow spider taken in a shed near New Market, Va. Spiders are one of the gardeners best tools for biological …

  • DEAN FOSDICK Associated Press, deanfosdick@netscape.net

They also are one of the few pest predators that don't eat plants.

  • Dean Fosdick

This spider photographed on Sept. 11, 2015, while spinning a web in a Langley, Wash., yard, is one of the gardeners best tools for biological …

  • Matilde Campodonico

In this June 1, 2016 photo, Juan Pablo Culasso holds a microphone in a natural reserve on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Although Culas…

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  • By LEONARDO HABERKORN

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Born blind, Juan Pablo Culasso has never seen a bird. But through his gifted sense of hearing, he can identify more than 3,000 different bird sounds and differentiate more than 720 species.

  • Matilde Campodonico

In this June 1, 2016 photo, Juan Pablo Culasso stands with his recording equipment in a natural reserve on the outskirts of Montevideo, Urugua…

  • Matilde Campodonico

In this June 1, 2016 photo, Juan Pablo Culasso stands in a natural reserve with his recording equipment, on the outskirts of Montevideo, Urugu…

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Swedish proposal to ban imports of American lobsters by European Union countries isn't supported by science, U.S. and Canadian scientists say.

  • Jeff McCurry

FILE - This June 20, 2015 file photo provided by the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shows Harambe, a western lowland gorilla, who was fat…

  • John Minchillo

FILE - In this Sunday, May 29, 2016 file photo, a child touches the head of a gorilla statue where flowers have been placed outside the Gorill…

  • Mark Frydrych

In this April 2015 photo released by NOAA Fisheries, a Saildrone, a 20-foot sailing vessel research platform developed by California-based Sai…

  • By DAN JOLING

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers in the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast will get help this summer from drones, but not the kind that fly.

  • By MALCOLM RITTER

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-debated question of where dogs first appeared has always been complex, and now a new study suggests it may have two answers.