Animals

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 5, 2016 file photo, snowflakes stick to a car window in Brookfield, Wis. To form ice that creates snowflakes, moisture high in the atmosphere clings to particles that may include dust specks and or pollen. Add germs to that list. University of Florida microbiologist Brent Christner has found that bacteria from plants are surprisingly common ice "nucleators" _ in populated areas, barren mountain peaks and even Antarctica. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 20, 2017 - 1:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them: FLOWER POWER Poinsettias, those showy...
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December 20, 2017 - 1:21 pm
GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman was mauled to death by her two dogs while out on a walk with them, authorities said. Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs, so her father went out to look for her in the area she frequented. He found her there...
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December 20, 2017 - 1:14 pm
GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a woman was mauled to death by her two dogs while out on a walk. Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew told The Washington Post that the father of 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens found her in a wooded area Thursday evening. Authorities say he...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:57 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A female African lion that lived most of her nearly 18 years at an upstate New York zoo has died. Officials at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo say the lioness named Kierha died last Sunday. The zoo says the cause of death hasn't been determined, but Kierha had recently been...
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In this June 24, 2017 photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo. A conservation group says Japan’s lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report supported by the World Wildlife Fund said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China. (TRAFFIC via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks, a report said Wednesday. The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique...
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December 20, 2017 - 2:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — A conservation group says Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report released Wednesday that was compiled with support of the World Wildlife Fund says...
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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, shows a new baby bongo at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center on the morning of Dec. 11, 2017, the first animal to be conceived and born at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. The birth occurred just months after its first animals arrived at the West Bank campus of the Audubon Species Survival Center in Lower Coast Algiers, La., (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 7:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans. The 46-pound female is from a critically endangered antelope subspecies. It's the first calf conceived at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. And more baby antelope are...
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This photo provided by the Audubon Nature Institute, shows a new baby bongo at the Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center on the morning of Dec. 11, 2017, the first animal to be conceived and born at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. The birth occurred just months after its first animals arrived at the West Bank campus of the Audubon Species Survival Center in Lower Coast Algiers, La., (Audubon Nature Institute via AP)
December 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bouncing baby bongo has been born in New Orleans. The 46-pound female is from a highly endangered antelope subspecies. It's the first calf conceived at the Species Survival Center created by the Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global. Curator Michelle Hatwood says...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 19, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security. The spending items, totaling nearly $9,000, are among a string of increased counter-...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security. The spending items, totaling nearly $9,000, are among a string of increased counter-...
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