Fox freezes solid in lake
A fox has become the latest victims to the freezing temperatures on Scandinavia’s waters as it was found frozen solid in a lake in southern Sweden. The animal was discovered by a skater on Lake Bunn, near Jönköping, who originally thought it was a piece of foam rubber, but... Read more
Service announces grants for wetlands conservation
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Dan Ashe today announced $16.5 million in grants to support 21 critical coastal wetland projects in 12 states and Puerto Rico under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program. State and local governments, private landowners,... Read more
The government of Hong Kong is destroying their stockpile of ivory according to their  Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). The Endangered Species Advisory Committee in principle agreed unanimously to the AFCD’s proposed disposal of forfeited ivory in the government stockpile by incineration at a meeting today. Apart from retaining a... Read more
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting the first Comprehensive Boat Accident Investigation course of 2014. This course provided by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) funded through a United States Coast Guard grant brings 60 law enforcement officers from all across the United States to... Read more
Twenty children or adolescents were hospitalized for firearm-related injuries every day in 2009, and 453 died of their wounds, a new report says. The study provides one of the most comprehensive recent efforts to tally the number of children hurt nationally in gun-related incidents. It was published Monday in the journal... Read more
A North Carolina man was billed $80,000 for an 18-hour hospital stay last summer after being bitten by a snake – and almost all of the bill was for anti-venom. Eric Furguson, 54, of Mooresville, was shocked when he received the massive bill from Lake Norman Regional Medical Center... Read more
Rip van Winkle slept for 20 years. Lake Athens snoozed for 25. Then the 1,799-acre lake near the East Texas town of the same name awoke from its slumber and began spitting out 13-pound bass. The second Toyota ShareLunker catch of the season for Lake Athens came January 25,... Read more
Fishing is a popular pastime in Texas that generates some serious bucks for the state’s economy. How much? According to the results a Southwick Associates survey conducted for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,  fishing generated $2.1 billion in retail sales in 2011 and another $1.1 billion in salaries... Read more