10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS KICK OFF CRITICAL IMPEACHMENT WEEK ...

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

PHOENIX (AP) — Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection. The Tucson-based Ce...

China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with sprawling steel power...

Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a rare desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world. The move comes after cons...

Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

MANA POOLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Weak from hunger and thirst, the elephant struggled to reach a pool of water in this African wildlife reserve. But the majestic mammal got stuck in the mud surrounding the ...

Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only known population of a desert wildflower. ...

Man gets prison for stealing lemur from California zoo

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who admitted stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo has been sentenced to three months in federal prison. Aquinas Kasbar of Newpor...

Scientists: People getting too close to Hawaiian monk seals

HONOLULU (AP) — Photos posted on social media indicate the public has been getting too close to Hawaiian monk seals, a critically endangered species protected by federal and state law, government rese...

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise o...

Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly off the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday will propose taking the interior population ...

Experience Halloween spirit at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As October comes to a close, Taipei Zoo has launched its annual Zoolloween celebration with a special exhibition focusing on conservation themes, with the highly anticipat...

British company pleads to smuggling endangered-species goods

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A British company has pleaded guilty to smuggling items into the U.S. made from endangered species. Court documents indicate The British Shop used false shippi...

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of environmental groups and scientists have asked U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. ...

Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a...

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat des...