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June 20, 2020, 6:00am Community

Humane Society volunteers nationally recognized Read story

Alpacapalooza: A revelry in fluff

April 2, 2016, 7:47pm Clark County News

With fuzzy hair topping their heads and soft, fluffy fiber covering their bodies, alpacas are occasionally likened to funny-looking teddy bears. But 6-year-old Waylon Doucet didn't think so. Read story

Dolly relaxes at home with Tim Davoren, a Chicago Canine Rescue volunteer. Dolly has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and has become a pit bull ambassador.

Getting pets out of the doghouse

Dolly relaxes at home with Tim Davoren, a Chicago Canine Rescue volunteer. Dolly has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate and has become a pit bull ambassador.

January 15, 2016, 6:12am Life

For years, one of the failings of the criminal justice system in Chicago was the handling of court case animals. Read story

A bighead carp, front, a species of the Asian carp, swims in an exhibit that highlights plants and animals that eat or compete with Great Lakes native species at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. A new study based on computer modeling says if Asian carp successfully invade Lake Erie, they eventually could make up about a third of the total fish weight there, and cause declines of walleye and other valuable sport species.

Asian carp invasion could threaten fish diversity in Lake Erie

A bighead carp, front, a species of the Asian carp, swims in an exhibit that highlights plants and animals that eat or compete with Great Lakes native species at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. A new study based on computer modeling says if Asian carp successfully invade Lake Erie, they eventually could make up about a third of the total fish weight there, and cause declines of walleye and other valuable sport species.

January 8, 2016, 6:06am Life

Asian carp could become the most common fish in Lake Erie if the ravenous invaders develop a breeding population there, while popular sport species including walleye and rainbow trout likely would decline, scientists said Monday. Read story

Sue Bohlmann plays with her dogs Gretel, a female Maltese papillon, and Mateo, a Havanese, at her home in Minnetonka, Minn.

Baby boomers are opting for pint-sized pooches

Sue Bohlmann plays with her dogs Gretel, a female Maltese papillon, and Mateo, a Havanese, at her home in Minnetonka, Minn.

January 8, 2016, 6:05am Life

Sue Bohlmann always loved big dogs, especially golden retrievers. Then she and her husband added a Bernese mountain dog to the mix. Read story

Muttville founder Sherri Franklin with a few of her senior dogs at her shelter in San Francisco on Sept. 15. Muttville is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs, including rescues and finding new homes.

All is well in Muttville

Muttville founder Sherri Franklin with a few of her senior dogs at her shelter in San Francisco on Sept. 15. Muttville is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs, including rescues and finding new homes.

October 16, 2015, 5:59am Life

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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a honeybee works atop gift zinnia in Accord, N.Y. While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don?t know the scope of the problem. Now they are getting help in tracking the honeybee-killing parasite from ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, a biology professor at San Francisco State University.

ZomBee Watch tracks bug killing honeybees

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a honeybee works atop gift zinnia in Accord, N.Y. While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don?t know the scope of the problem. Now they are getting help in tracking the honeybee-killing parasite from ZomBee Watch, created in 2012 by John Hafernik, a biology professor at San Francisco State University.

October 9, 2015, 10:55pm Nation & World

HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) -- Call them "The Buzzing Dead." Read story