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November 19, 2018
A coyote is seen in this Forum News Service file photo.
Coyote takes small dog in northwest Sioux Falls
23 hours 10 min ago
Photo of a Wombat courtesy of Pexels.
Scientists stuffed balloons into dead wombats to learn why they poop cubes
23 hours 38 min ago
Buffalo surround Gray Ghost, a dead stallion at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and lick his legs in what an observer believes could have been a display of mourning. Tiffany Craigo / Special to Forum News Service
Do bison grieve? ND buffalo gather around stallion and seem to mourn the horse’s death
November 19, 2018 - 11:33am
November 17, 2018
Marissa Saad, left, coordinator for NASA’s North Dakota Space Grant program, gathers participants in Saturday's weather balloons launch as they prepare for lift-off near Discovery Elementary in south Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
Up and Away: North Dakota Space Grant holds annual Near-Space Balloon Competition
November 17, 2018 - 12:48pm
November 15, 2018
A rare two-headed copperhead that was found in late September in a Virginia yard has died. MUST CREDIT: JD Kleopfer
Rare two-headed snake found in Virginia has died
November 15, 2018 - 11:47am
November 14, 2018
A drunk raccoon in Milton, W.Va. MUST CREDIT: Photo handout from Milton Police Department
Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia
November 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday filed suit in federal court demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a plan to expand wolves to more areas of the U.S. Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wolf supporters file suit to protect species
November 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
Forum News Service file photo of wheat harvest near Harwood, N.D.
Arid West encroaches on humid East, slowly changing the region’s farming
November 14, 2018 - 6:00am
November 13, 2018
One of four wolves trapped in Minnesota and relocated to Isle Royale on Lake Superior has died, and scientists say they don't know why. A necropsy will be conducted with results likely in December. Three relocated wolves remain on the island with more expected to be moved to he island from Ontario in January. (National Park Service photo)
Newly arrived wolf dies on Isle Royale
November 13, 2018 - 12:42pm
November 12, 2018
The Woolsey Fire burns above Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 10. Photo for The Washington Post by Kyle Grillot
Paradise has burned to the ground, and officials now try to pick up the pieces
November 12, 2018 - 9:16pm
A fire-scarred hillside just outside Paradise, Calif., Nov. 11, 2018. Of the 23 people known on Sunday to have been killed by the fire in Paradise, six had died in their cars. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
As death toll climbs from California fires, investigators face grim task of finding remains
November 12, 2018 - 7:08am
November 9, 2018
At least nine dead, Paradise 'pretty much destroyed' as wildfire rages in Northern California
November 9, 2018 - 7:07am
November 8, 2018
A Mandarin duck has gone missing. Photo by Bradley Kane, courtesy of @BirdCentralPark.
New Yorkers feeling 'crushed' after Central Park's beloved Mandarin duck goes missing
November 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
November 1, 2018
Two recently orphaned puma cubs -- also known as mountain lion and cougar -- from different locations in Northern California are now playing, bonding, and calling Como Zoo home. The pumas arrived from California to Como on October 30, 2018 after being cared for by Oakland Zoo wildlife specialists.  Courtesy of the Oakland Zoo
St. Paul zoo welcomes orphaned mountain lion cubs
November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
October 31, 2018
Students discover 6,000-year-old stone ax at Mount Vernon
October 31, 2018 - 3:04pm