Alligator temporarily in care of West Springfield Animal Control (Facebook)
Pet Rescue

Alligator in Massachusetts River, Delivery Driver Accused of Stealing Service Dog in Helena, AL; K-9 Sniff Finds $100K in Dallas

An alligator that had been reported in earlier sightings in the Westfield River was captured and transferred to the Massachusetts Environmental Police. Helena police are investigating a case involving a FedEx driver who is accused […]

Asian Giant Hornet trapped July 14, 2020 in Birch Bay, Washington
Outdoors

Bee Keeping Concerns: How Asian Giant Hornets Are Murder Hornets of Bees — Hunt, Slaughter, and Occupy

Join the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), Dr. Samuel Ramsey, and Washington State University to learn about Vespa mandarinia and the threat they pose to honey bees (WSDA/October 6, 2021). YouTube Tips ⓘ An […]

Asian Giant Hornet Nest found near Blaine, Washington at the base of a tree trunk on Thursday, August 19, 2021 (SOURCE: Washington State Department of Agriculture)
Ecosystem

First Asian Giant Hornet Nest of 2021: Hornet Controversially Named “Murder Hornet” Found Near Blaine, Washington

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), and USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) found the first Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 on Thursday, August […]

Asian giant hornet on paper wasp nest in 2021 (SOURCE: Washington State Department of Agriculture)
Gov

First Live Asian Giant Hornet Confirmed in Washington State in 2021 — Controversially Known As Murder Hornet

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed the first report of a live Asian giant hornet sighting in Washington in 2021. Residents in the area have been anxiously waiting to learn […]

Ecosystem

Illinois EPA Sampling Detects Elevated Metals in Groundwater Monitoring Wells in Rockton, Not Detected Before Chemtool Fire

Source of the contamination currently unknown; private well sampling being initiated SPRINGFIELD – State and local officials have confirmed the presence of elevated metals, including antimony, cadmium, chromium, and nickel, in groundwater monitoring wells located […]