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Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up:...

14 whooping cranes hatched in Louisiana this year; 4 survive

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BATON ROUGE, La. — One of Louisiana’s oldest whooping cranes hatched her first chicks this year, and 24 mating pairs nearly doubled the previous...

Brazil’s environment minister resigns amid criticism, probes

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced his resignation Wednesday, giving up his post amid sharp criticism of his tenure and...

Man gets year in prison for buying endangered animal parts

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TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for buying parts of dead endangered...

Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A punishing drought in the U.S. West is drying up waterways, sparking wildfires and leaving farmers scrambling for water. Next up:...

Turtle carcasses wash ashore in Sri Lanka after ship fire

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Nearly a hundred carcasses of turtles with throat and shell damage, as well as dozens of dead dolphins and a...

250 gators removed from Disney since boy died in 2016 attack

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Wildlife officials have removed 250 alligators from Disney properties in the five years since a 2-year-old boy was killed by an...

Indiana DNR probing songbird deaths, illnesses in 5 counties

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INDIANAPOLIS — State wildlife officials are investigating reports of dead and dying songbirds in five Indiana counties that suffered from ailments seen in birds...

Rescued sea turtles: some to be released, some still sick

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NEW ORLEANS — The Mississippi Aquarium plans to release seven endangered sea turtles this week, but other institutions in New Orleans and Mississippi are...

DeGrom pulled with shoulder issue from Mets’ 6-3 win vs Cubs

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NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with...