Latest Wildlife News

The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers

Jan. 16, 2019 12:51 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT'S NEW The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the partial government shutdown to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. For now, they'll have to work without pay. The White House tried to bypass House...

Trapping ban urged for cat-sized forest predators in Montana

Jan. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates on Tuesday urged Montana officials to ban trapping along much of the state's border with Idaho to protect an isolated population of cat-sized predators living in old-growth forests. Representatives of five environmental groups said in a petition to Montana wildlife...

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

Jan. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that the agency expects to have about 2,200 inspectors back on the job by the end of this week. That is up from 500...

Never make dry or overcooked salmon by using a multicooker

Jan. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Cooking salmon can be intimidating since it overcooks and dries out so easily. But the multicooker makes the process foolproof: The consistent moisture level and temperature, as well as the precise timing safeguards against overcooking, produce evenly cooked salmon each and every time. Cooking the salmon on a...

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others...

Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

Jan. 13, 2019 9:39 AM EST

The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country's millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management. The new standards are part of a suite of changes that...

Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat

Jan. 13, 2019 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington...

Gov't shutdown strands pelican, injured owl in Rhode Island

Jan. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An out-of-place pelican and an injured owl will likely remain stranded at a Rhode Island wildlife facility until the end of the partial federal government shutdown. The Providence Journal reports that the juvenile brown pelican — likely steered north by high winds —...

Wildlife commission to finally vote on Oregon wolf plan

Jan. 12, 2019 3:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife commission is finally set to vote on a plan for managing wolves in the state, after years of contentious meetings. The commission is expected to vote in March, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . As in other northwestern states, wolves have been...

Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise

Jan. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last...