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Cat DNA linked to heart-medication response

July 23, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

Researchers at the University of California-Davis have discovered a new way to administer heart medicine for cats. Read story

Bird lovers told to nix food and baths

July 23, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

A mysterious, unidentified contagious disease is sickening and killing birds in Middle Atlantic states, and it is breaking the hearts of bird lovers who are being told to remove feeders… Read story

Camas Police and Animal Control responded to a call of large snakes in Lacamas Park.

Camas police find 8 pythons at Lacamas Park

Camas Police and Animal Control responded to a call of large snakes in Lacamas Park.

July 22, 2021, 3:00pm Clark County News

Camas police found eight "medium-sized" python snakes near Round Lake on Thursday morning. Read story

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration.

Feds propose reversing reduced protections for northern spotted owl

FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a northern spotted owl sits on a tree branch in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to preserve protections for 3.4 million acres of northern spotted owl habitat from the US-Canadian border to northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed protections for the old-growth forest in the last days of the Trump administration.

July 22, 2021, 1:01pm Latest News

CENTRALIA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to reinstate 3.2 million acres of protected habitat for the northern spotted owl, potentially scrapping what was described as a win for Lewis County and the timber industry earlier this year. Read story

A roseate spoonbill, left, rests on a sandbar in a marshy area of Wilderness Park off Saline-Milan Road in Saline, Mich., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The bird typically lives in the Gulf Coast region.

Rare pink water bird lands in Michigan, delighting public

A roseate spoonbill, left, rests on a sandbar in a marshy area of Wilderness Park off Saline-Milan Road in Saline, Mich., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The bird typically lives in the Gulf Coast region.

July 21, 2021, 9:01am Nation & World

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — Bird lovers with cameras and binoculars are traveling to a stream in southeastern Michigan to see a rare creature with pink feathers and a long bill. Read story

Bobbi Laderer, a bird intern at the Audubon Nature Institute's Species Survival Center in New Orleans, waves and runs to demonstrate alarm for Tornado, a 42-day-old endangered whooping crane chick, on Tuesday.

Big birds back in action

Bobbi Laderer, a bird intern at the Audubon Nature Institute's Species Survival Center in New Orleans, waves and runs to demonstrate alarm for Tornado, a 42-day-old endangered whooping crane chick, on Tuesday.

July 20, 2021, 6:00am Life

NEW ORLEANS — A year after pandemic precautions all but halted work to raise the world’s most endangered cranes for release into the wild, the efforts are back in gear. Read story

Jamil Boykin, center, camp educator at the Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, examines wild sorrel with students Nesha Moskowitz, left, and Lyla Mendoza, right, during a hike at the sanctuary, in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Audubon Society chapters are grappling with how to address their namesake's legacy as the nation continues to reckon with its racist past. John James Audubon was a celebrated 19th century naturalist but also a slaveholder publicly opposed to abolition.

Watching for birds, diversity: Audubon groups pledge change

Jamil Boykin, center, camp educator at the Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, examines wild sorrel with students Nesha Moskowitz, left, and Lyla Mendoza, right, during a hike at the sanctuary, in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Audubon Society chapters are grappling with how to address their namesake's legacy as the nation continues to reckon with its racist past. John James Audubon was a celebrated 19th century naturalist but also a slaveholder publicly opposed to abolition.

July 19, 2021, 6:00am Life

BOSTON — When Boston socialites Minna Hall and Harriet Hemenway sought to end the slaughter of birds in the name of 19th century high fashion, they picked a logical namesake for their cause: John James Audubon, a naturalist celebrated for his stunning watercolors of American birds. Read story

If you got a pet in pandemic, remember: They cost a lot

July 16, 2021, 6:06am Life

Last summer, like millions of Americans, I brought home a 7-pound ball of fluff. Over the past year, my mini-goldendoodle has turned into 23 pounds of pure joy. Read story

Amritha Mallikarjun trains with Lucy, a cancer-detecting dog, at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.

Can dogs teach us about human language?

Amritha Mallikarjun trains with Lucy, a cancer-detecting dog, at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia.

July 16, 2021, 6:05am Pets & Wildlife

PHILADELPHIA — When she began pursuing her Ph.D in cognitive science and neuroscience at the University of Maryland in 2014, Amritha Mallikarjun planned to study bilingualism in babies, inspired, in part, by her own childhood in Exton, Chester County, Pa. Read story

Ester Chang inspects a host plant in a small habitat for the pupa. (K.C.

San Diego Zoo races to save butterflies

Ester Chang inspects a host plant in a small habitat for the pupa. (K.C.

July 13, 2021, 6:01am Life

SAN DIEGO — High up in the mountains of San Diego County, there are meadows with creeks and streams where some of San Diego’s rarest butterflies flutter from flower to flower. Read story