FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, a Monarch butterfly flies to Joe Pye weed, in Freeport, Maine. Monarch butterflies are among well known species that best illustrate insect problems and declines, according to University of Connecticut entomologist David Wagner, lead author in a special package of studies released Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, written by 56 scientists from around the globe. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Scientists Decry Death by 1,000 Cuts for World’s Insects
  • 12 January 2021
Climate change, insecticides, herbicides, light pollution, invasive species and changes in agriculture and land use...
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Serial Squirrel: Neighbors Keep Eye Out for Fierce Rodent
  • 31 December 2020
Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a stunned iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it might involve falling iguanas. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Christmas in Florida: Chilly Forecast, Falling Iguanas
  • 24 December 2020
With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows within the Halema’uma’u crater of the Kilauea volcano Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
Kilauea Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Produces Steam Cloud
  • 21 December 2020
U.S. Geological Survey officials said that there were reported lava fountains shooting about 165 feet...
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Dr. Charles Blomquist plays with his Newfoundland Daphne at St. Joseph's on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
Record-Breaking Snowfall Blankets Northeast
  • 17 December 2020
Towns from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts saw major snowfall during the first winter storm of the...
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Kawi, a newly born baby of critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, holds on to his mother Mawar at their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Kawi was born on Nov. 17. 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Prague Zoo’s Month-Old Sumatran Orangutan Finally Has a Name
  • 16 December 2020
Prague’s zoo said it has finally completed the process of naming a critically endangered Sumatran...
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Truman sits near an area where he tracked down an 8-foot-python, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Miami-Dade County, Fla. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is beginning a new program to use dogs to sniff out invasive pythons. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission via AP)
Florida’s New Python-Sniffing Dogs Have 1st Success
  • 16 December 2020
Truman, the python-sniffing black Labrador retriever, recently tracked down his first snake in a new...
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In this Thursday, June 4, 2020 photo provided by the Wroclaw Zoo a rare Philippine mouse-deer is hiding in a thicket at the Zoo in Wroclaw, Poland. The zoo was the first one ever to record on video the birth of a mouse-deer on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 but experts have not yet been able to determine the sex of the young, recluse animal. There are only 12 animals of this highly endangered species in Europe's zoos, including just one confirmed male. and experts are hoping the young one is a male and will help the population grow. (AP Photo/Zoo Wroclaw)
Polish Zoo Captures Rare Mouse-Deer Birth on Video
  • 1 December 2020
A zoo in Poland says it's the first to have captured on video the birth...
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This undated photo provided by the 'Senckenberg Institute' shows a 'Danish Mayfly'. The Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. (Wolfgang Kleinsteuber via AP)
Danish Mayfly Named 2021 Insect of the Year
  • 30 November 2020
The Danish Mayfly, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to...
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In this photo provided by the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, Ravensbeard Wildlife Center Director and founder Ellen Kalish holds a Saw-whet owl at their facility in Saugerties, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. A worker helping to get the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City found the tiny owl among the tree's massive branches on Monday, Nov. 16. Now named Rockefeller, the owl was brought to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center for care. (Lindsay Possumato/Ravensbeard Wildlife Center via AP)
Owl Found in Rockefeller Center Tree Could Take Flight Soon
  • 20 November 2020
A tiny owl that was found dehydrated and hungry in the branches of the Rockefeller...
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This photos taken on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and provide by the Staatliche Naturwissenschftliche Sammlung Bayerns, SNSB, shows a Voeltzkow-Chameleon in Madagascar. Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow's chameleon during an expedition to the northwest of the African island nation. (SNSB/Frank Glaw via AP)
Scientists Find Madagascar Chameleon Last Seen 100 Years Ago
  • 30 October 2020
Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon...
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A passing car's headlights illuminate a darkened Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday leaving much of the city and metro area without power. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Zeta Barrels Northeast After Battering Storm-Weary Coast
  • 29 October 2020
Hurricane Zeta set a new record as the 11th named storm to make landfall in...
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