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

194 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, […]

Ecosystem

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

90 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 […]

Sportmix pet product for dog affected by aflatoxin (SOURCE: FDA)
Pet Rescue

Potentially Fatal Levels of Aflatoxin; U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Recall of Some Sportmix Pet Food Products

180 The FDA announced Wednesday, December 30, 2020 that levels of aflatoxin found certain lots of Sportmix pet food are potentially fatal. There are 28 deaths and eight illnesses connected to dogs that consumed the […]

Climate Suitability of Asian Giant Hornet (SOURCE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | Assessing the ecological niche and invasion potential of the Asian giant hornet)
Outdoors

Washington State Department of Agriculture Uses Radio Trackers Tagged on 3 Asian Giant Hornets to Track Down Nest and Eradicate the Nest

936 On October 22, 2020, the Washington State Department of Agriculture located the first-ever nest of Asian giant hornets (aka murder hornets) in the United States. The nest was found in a tree cavity near […]

Emaciated coyote with mange immediately after it was seen eating a dead coyote and drinking water at a wet area near a sump pump outlet in a backyard in Arlington Heights in late March 2020
Outdoors

Two Lethal Removals of Coyotes in Arlington Heights South of Palatine Road Near Arlington Heights Road Last September

9,280 A professional with a Commercial Wildlife Permit lethally removed two coyotes in September 2020 from residential neighborhoods on both sides of Arlington Heights Road, just south of Palatine Road, according to a source familiar […]