How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

NPR |Nov. 26, 2014 12:31 p.m.

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

Bear Cub Dies After Being Hit On I-90 In Washington

AP |Nov. 26, 2014 8:56 a.m.

The Washington State Patrol says a bear cub that was hit by a car on westbound Interstate 90 in Issaquah has died of its injuries.

Capital Press: WDFW Recommends Charges In Wolf Killing

Capital Press |Nov. 25, 2014 11:08 a.m.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recommending a Whitman County farmer who they say shot and killed a wolf be charged with unlawful taking of an endangered species.

Fawn Treated As Pet Back In The Wild In Washington

AP |Nov. 24, 2014 11:26 a.m.

A fawn that was once treated as a pet with a rhinestone collar is back in the wild after being rehabbed at Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene.

Officers Recommend Charge In Wash. Wolf Shooting

AP |Nov. 24, 2014 7:35 a.m.

Washington fish and wildlife officers are recommending a misdemeanor charge against a farmer accused of illegally shooting a wolf last month.

Report: Bird Needs 3-Mile Buffer From Drilling

AP |Nov. 21, 2014 8:34 a.m.

A  government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.

Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 7:11 a.m.

The state has so far spent $6 million trying to eradicate the giant African land snail, an invasive species that devours gardens, carries disease and leaves behind a trail of foul-smelling mucous.

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 8:56 p.m.

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 2:23 p.m.

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

Osprey Nest Moved Off Hot Lights In Poulsbo, Wash.

AP |Nov. 19, 2014 9:01 a.m.

An 80-foot light pole at a soccer field in Poulsbo looked like a good nesting site to a pair of ospreys. But officials can't allow the fire danger from a stack of sticks on top of the hot lights.

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