Just over a month ago, the Department of Agriculture announced that it will allow American farmers to plant genetically engineered alfalfa, which is widely used as feed for dairy cows and horses.Organic food producers opposed the USDA's decision — some more fiercely than others.
Scientists are trying to determine whether there's a link between last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill and a spike in dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Sixty-seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up on Gulf beaches over the past few weeks.
In a dusty, ancient burial site in northern Jordan, archaeologists have made a startling discovery. A fox buried alongside human remains.It seems some 16,000 years ago, several millennia before any animals were domesticated, humans may have been making an early attempt to keep pets.
For those still wondering why thousands of birds died in Beebe, Ark., on New Year's Eve and thousands more fish washed up dead around the same time in a river to to the west near the Oklahoma border:— The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says "three laboratories' test results on red-winged blackbir
I think this will be the last animal post of the day. We'll see. This "breaking news" is a follow-up to last night's post about a trapped Cooper's Hawk.The wayward winged predator had been stuck since last week in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress.
Go back 30,000 years and picture an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Deep in its tropical forests we find a small group of early humans, tool-making, cave dwelling, social people who live on fruits, fish and occasionally meat.