Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 12:59

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

Bear specialist Erik Wenum has 30 years of wildlife work

Business 11/03/18, 08:31

Erik Wenum is known as the "bear guy," and it's an apt moniker, given the fact that he's handled nearly 5,000 bears during his tenure with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.He's the bear and mountain lion specialist for the state agency, but truth is, there just isn't enough space on ...

Cry me a river: Low water levels causing chaos in Germany

Enviroment 10/29/18, 07:56

A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground.A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, ...

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

U.S. 10/18/18, 18:18

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.Some argue the quickest way to get more salmon to the starving whales is to tear down four dams on the Lower Snake River, ...

Experts urge gulf refuge for endangered vaquita porpoise

California 10/17/18, 18:37

Experts called on Mexico's government Wednesday to use floating barriers to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where a half dozen critically endangered vaquita porpoises were spotted in September.The sightings were an unexpected mix of good and bad news for the world's smallest porpoise, which has been ...

Herring, key to coastal health, slowly returning to rivers

Enviroment 10/14/18, 10:08

River herring once appeared headed to the endangered species list, but the little fish appear to be slowly coming back in the rivers and streams of the East Coast.River herring are a critical piece of the ecosystem in the eastern states, where they serve as food for birds and larger ...

NewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

Enviroment 10/04/18, 00:35

Wildlife officials say another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S.The government plans to recommend Thursday that the razorback sucker should be reclassified from endangered to threatened. That means it's still at ...

Telltale bits of DNA help track past and elusive wildlife

Enviroment 09/24/18, 06:08

On a scorching summer day, Mark Stoeckle threw a bucket into the murky waters of New York's East River to fill up three small plastic bottles.The biologist hopes the water he collected contains the genetic trail of the river's diverse life including all of its fish — and of course, ...

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