wildlife News

New Wyoming Law Will Allow People to Take Road kill to Eat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. …

Axis Capital Rules Out Insuring Arctic Oil and Gas Projects

Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. said it won’t insure oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first North American underwriter to make the commitment after pressure from native Alaskans and environmentalists. The move follows similar pledges …

Thousands Comment on Proposed Mississippi Pump Project

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) _ The Army Corps of Engineers says thousands of people have sent comments about a proposal for huge pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta. They represent a wide range of viewpoints, Vicksburg …

Michigan Agency Removes Foxes, Coyotes From Unlicensed Rehab Center

Officials removed a half-dozen red foxes, three coyotes and other animals from an unlicensed rehabilitation center in western Michigan where the owner’s 2-year-old granddaughter lost an arm after reaching into a pen that housed two wolf-dog hybrids. State conservation officers …

Massive Damage of Rare Plants Probed at Nevada Mine Site

RENO, Nev. — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped …

Lawsuit Filed to Stop US From Killing Coyotes in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the U.S. government from killing coyotes and other predators in Idaho until environmental studies are carried out. Western Watersheds Project and two other groups are also asking …

Chevron Spills 800,000 Gallons of Oil, Water in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials began to clean up a massive oil spill Friday that dumped nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into a California canyon, making it larger — if less devastating — than the state’s last two major …

Moose on the Loose! Half-Ton Visitors Crash Colorado Resorts

Colorado’s moose population has boomed over the past few decades and that’s led to surprise encounters between human and beast in mountain resort towns, including house crashing. This year in Breckenridge, the sound of breaking glass prompted residents to call …

Wildlife Detectors Added to Colorado Highway

The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding wildlife detectors to the safety improvements it is making to U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango. Four wildlife escape ramps and five deer guards similar to cattle guards are also being added. According …