A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents "a new hope" for the area.
Work is underway to restore a native water lily called the wocus to wetlands in the Klamath Basin — and with it a traditional Native American food and habitat for endangered fish.
The American Kennel Club says it is officially granting full status to the pumi, a herding breed originally from Hungary. It opens the door for the breed to compete at the Westminster Dog Show.
The Brazilian army says a soldier shot dead an escaped jaguar, shortly after the animal was displayed at a ceremony celebrating the Olympic torch in the Amazonian city of Manaus.
Recent sixgill sightings are giving hope to divers and researchers that the sharks may be returning to Puget Sound.
A Colorado woman managed to fight off a mountain lion that was attacking her 5-year-old son. During the harrowing rescue, she reportedly reached into the cat's jaws to free her child's head.
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Melanoma can be a deadly skin cancer, but 10 years ago biologist Jim Allison figured out a way to tweak the body's immune system to go after those malignant cells. Some patients are now cancer-free.
Keeping Washington's $270 million-a-year oyster industry afloat means addressing some looming threats. Here's a primer on some of the biggies.