Bye Bye Bugs? Scientists Fear Non-Pest Insects Are DecliningThe more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to be less abundant this summer.
Bat Signal: Lighting Bugs' Glow Tells Bats They Taste TerribleFireflies flash not just for sex, but survival, a new study suggests.
2 Ailing Harbor Seals Rescued In California Make Texas DebutTwo harbor seals rescued in California but too sick or hurt to be returned to the wild have a new home at a nature-friendly exhibit in Texas.
New Oyster Reef Off Texas Bay To Use Kentucky LimestoneCrews are putting millions of pounds of Kentucky limestone on the floor of a Texas bay for a 21-acre oyster reef on a private lease.
Semi Carrying Millions Of Bees Overturns On East Texas HighwayA semi-trailer truck carrying a reported 15-30 million honey bees overturned on an east Texas highway on Memorial Day. 
Public Comment Sought On Monarch Butterfly Conservation PlanPublic comment is being sought on a draft of a conservation plan expected to help reverse eastern monarch butterfly population declines.
Alligators At The Beach? Scientists Say Get Used To Predators Invading Odd PlacesAlligators on a beach? Killer whales in a river? Mountain lions in the open plains? It may sound like a mismatch, but a new study is warning that humans should get used to seeing more large predators in unexpected places.
Rare Texas Songbird Removed From Endangered Species ListFederal officials have announced that the population of the black-capped vireo has recovered and the rare Texas songbird will be removed from the endangered species list.
21 Young Turtles Returning Home To Gulf Coast Barrier IslandTwenty-one turtles are being returned to the Louisiana barrier island where their mothers laid their eggs. The diamondback terrapin nests were dug up to protect the eggs after a 2010 oil spill.
Workers Remove About One-Fifth Of Iowa Diesel Pipeline SpillAn underground pipeline that runs through multiple Midwestern states has leaked an estimated 138,000 gallons of diesel fuel, according to the company that owns it, Magellan Midstream Partners.
Police, Protesters Face Off At Dakota Access PipelineTension flared anew on the Dakota Access pipeline as protesters tried to push past a long-blocked bridge on a state highway, only to be turned back by a line of law enforcement using water cannon and what appeared to be tear gas.