Chinese frog breeding council says humans 'yearn' for wildlife products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese council that promotes frog breeding has been ordered to cease operations over its opposition to the government’s ban to halt wildlife trade amid the corona...

Scientists dive into 'Midnight Zone' to study dark ocean

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A team of scientists is preparing to dive deep into the depths of the Indian Ocean — into a “Midnight Zone” where light barely reaches but life still thrives. ...

1,400 pounds of shark fins seized at Miami port

MIAMI (AP) — Wildlife inspectors seized 1,400 pounds (635 kilograms) of shark fins at a Miami port, officials said on Monday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the shipment of...

Sperm whale dies after beaching itself north of Mar-a-Lago

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newborn sperm whale found beached in Palm Beach on Monday morning has died, authorities said. The whale came ashore near Via La Selva, which is about 1 mile...

Crews removing capsized ship hope to beat hurricane season

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The salvage team in charge of removing a cargo ship that overturned on the Georgia coast nearly five months ago wants to surround it with a giant mesh screen to contain any loose ...

NJ man who admitted smuggling turtles ordered to pay $350K

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $350,000 after he pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 1,000 box turtles out of Oklahoma. ...

Kobe's boyhood hero Oscar Schmidt celebrates 'annoying kid'

SAO PAULO (AP) — For little Kobe Bryant growing up in Italy, the player that amazed him as a child was a skinny and half bald Brazilian guard that often beat his father's teams with long distance shot...

What's next for the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Plans for construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline inched forward last week with several approvals at both the federal and state levels, but opponents in South Dakota say...

Park in Taipei recreates visual sensation of Kamifurano flower fields

TAPEI (Taiwan News) —The visual sensation of the famed Kamifurano flower fields in Japan has been recreated at a new park in Taipei’s Beitou District, the city’s Parks and Street Lig...

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in t...

Group preparing to sue EPA over Chesapeake Bay pollution

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An conservation group announced Monday that it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for ...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish&rdqu...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators. ...

China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) — The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species....

California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursda...