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September 25, 2018
A grizzly bear with a cub in Yellowstone National Park. MUST CREDIT: Frank van Manen/USGS.
Court restores federal protections to Yellowstone-area grizzly bears
19 hours 50 min ago
August 27, 2018
Hawaiian monk seal pup asleep near Poipu Beach, Kauai.  Photo by Carrie Barbash
'Do not disturb' the monk seals, warn Hawaiian signs. Alabama tourist learns they mean it.
August 27, 2018 - 9:29am
July 7, 2018
Zooey, a Labrador retriever, hiking in the North Dakota Badlands hours before she was bitten by a rattlesnake. Three days earlier, a hiker had to jump to avoid being bitten by a rattler in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Patrick Springer/The Forum
Bitten in the Badlands: A dog's brush with a rattler
July 7, 2018 - 8:19am
June 23, 2018
A line of Canada geese fly over a portion of the large nesting island at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in western Stutsman County. The island plays host to North America's largest nesting colony of American white pelicans. Several other species of birds nest on the island. JJohn M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Pelican island: Birds nest at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge
June 23, 2018 - 6:05am
June 22, 2018
PreventEpidemics.org gives a score to each country based on its ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics. PreventEpidemics.org screenshot
How prepared is the world for next epidemic? Tool shows most countries are not.
June 22, 2018 - 10:01am
June 21, 2018
Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died
June 21, 2018 - 12:43pm
June 6, 2018
 Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows through the Malama-Ki Forest Reserve as it approaches Kapoho-Kalapana Road on Hawaii’s Big Island, Pahoa, Hawaii.. (Tamir Kalifa/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
River of lava destroys hundreds of homes in Hawaii, including one owned by mayor, officials say
June 6, 2018 - 7:31am
June 4, 2018
Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing at least 25, injuring dozens more, officials say
June 4, 2018 - 7:23am
April 30, 2018
The steam phase of Steamboat Geyser in 2014. National Park Service
A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately, and scientists can't explain why
April 30, 2018 - 11:14am
Cold weather could lead to delayed nesting in South Dakota
April 30, 2018 - 10:09am
April 24, 2018
City reminds of sump pump protocol
April 24, 2018 - 1:28pm
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
February 4, 2018
Jon Walters lounges in his hammock during a winter camping excursion. Special to Forum News Service
Camping in below zero temps
February 4, 2018 - 11:42am
February 1, 2018
Wikie, a 16-year-old orca that can copy a variety of human sounds on command, in an undated photo provided by Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France. Trainers at Marineland taught Wikie to mimic sounds like “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye” in a study which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. (Marineland via The New York Times)
A 14-year-old killer whale in France has successfully imitated human speech
February 1, 2018 - 11:21am
January 25, 2018
A view from below of Misliya Cave, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel. MUST CREDIT: Handout photo by Mina Weinstein-Evron/Haifa University
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa
January 25, 2018 - 4:17pm