American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatch...

Agency says mining near Okefenokee poses 'substantial risks'

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency that manages the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp says a private company's plan to mine minerals near the swamp edge could pose "substantial risks" ...

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers...

Pittsburgh marks its 4th alligator sighting since May

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A baby alligator has been found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store near Pittsburgh. It's the fourth alligator discovered around the city sin...

Taiwan customs discovers 53 smuggled animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s customs authorities on Thursday (July 18) seized packages of live animals imported from Malaysia in a wildlife smuggling operation worth NT$5 million that i...

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people. The report...

The Latest: Crews following whales after Georgia strandings

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Crews are keepi...

Taiwan's 'crab protection' documentary wins U.S. film award

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A documentary about how people help land crabs migrate from inland areas to the shore to spawn in southern Taiwan has won two awards at the Best Shorts Competition in the United ...

House backs bill to target wildlife trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill that allows the State Department to offer financial rewards for information leading to the arrest or conviction of wildlife traffickers who target endan...

Interactive Exhibit Raises Awareness for Endangered Species

HONG KONG (Taiwan News) --A new art show called “Disappearing Species” highlights the plight of endangered species, focusing on Hong Kong SAR's destructive ecological footprint. The in...

New landmark opens at Taipei Zoo – the Pangolin Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An eye-catching pavilion was recently added to Taipei Zoo -- the Pangolin Dome -- which since its opening on Tuesday (July 9) has become a hot topic among visitors to the ...

Taiwan hosts international tuna conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dozens of experts and representatives of international organizations gathered in Taipei Thursday (July 11) to discuss aquatic resources at a meeting of the International S...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2019. There are 173 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 11,...

California asks US to end plan to drop rat poison on islands

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation unti...

Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

PHOENIX (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit. ...