"Ever feel the urge to get close to a bear so you can snap a quick photo when you're in a national park or forest? It could be the last thing you ever do, federal officials are warning visitors in one California forest area."
"The vast marshes on the southwestern tip of the Alaskan peninsula must look like a buffet to a seagrass-loving goose like the Pacific black brant."
"The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia."
"Minnesota regulators, for the first time, are considering banning or restricting a controversial class of insecticides that have been linked to honeybee deaths."
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed listing the African lion as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, saying its analysis finds the lions are 'in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future.'"
"One of the last northern white rhinos in the world has died, striking a heavy blow to a species already on the brink of extinction, reports the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. 34-year-old Suni was found dead in his enclosure on October 17, 2014. Rangers are unsure of the cause of his death, but said that he was not killed by poachers."
"MEDORA, N.D. — The National Park Service is thinning the bison and elk herds in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, to keep them at manageable levels."
"BILLINGS, Mont. — A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government's denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, arguing in a lawsuit that officials disregarded evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the "mountain devil.""
"Forget Nessie: there's another insidious creature living in the waters of Scotland."
"Mountain lions in Southern California are under growing pressure from a shrinking gene pool, fragmented by highways and urban sprawl that has left the cats' territories increasingly isolated from each other, a study published on Wednesday showed."