"A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia."
"An aging northern white rhinoceros, one of just five left in the world, appeared to be responding to treatment of an unidentified bacterial infection that has veterinarians worried for a subspecies limping toward extinction, a California zoo said on Tuesday."
"For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience."
Nature-loving New Zealanders are systematically trying to exterminate mammals -- all of which were introduced to the island by humans and which are destroying native plants.
"Loggers cutting down forests burned in wildfires could bring about the extinction of California spotted owls, wildlife advocates said Tuesday as they sought protection for the birds under the federal Endangered Species Act."
"LOS GATOS, Calif. — Three punishing years of drought have parched California streams, rivers and wetlands. One animal has the potential to restore these dry landscapes."
"A federal judge on Friday struck down the federal government's 2012 decision to remove gray wolves in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan from the endangered species list."
"British Trust for Ornithology finds 99% of birds avoid wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades but cation still needed."
"MUSKEGON, Mich. — Scientists say an invasive European snail that carries parasites fatal to some aquatic birds is spreading across the Great Lakes region."
"Before lawmakers could agree to a $1.1 trillion, last-minute deal to avoid shutting down the U.S. government, they first had to deal with a couple of birds."