The move has enraged animal right's activists, saying that the removal would promote more incidence of animal maltreatment and killings.
Scientists have discovered a very unusual species of bees: the Anthophora pueblo doesn't live in your typical beehive. Instead, it goes to great lengths to excavate its nests in sandstone.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is debating whether to consider food sourced from recirculating hydroponic and aquaponic agricultural methods should be considered organic.
Health officials linked recent E.coli outbreak in New Hampshire with contaminated ground beef.
Illegal marijuana farms in forested areas of California are threatening the survival of a rare weasel-like species known as fishers.
An invasive species of moth known as the tomato leafminer is damaging tomato crops globally. It hasn't made its way to the U.S. yet but Virginia Tech researchers have issued recommendations on how to prevent future destruction.
Researchers are working on a way to send a different message via microbial communications to mosquitoes, to keep them from biting us and spreading pandemics as well as irritation.
Crops such as blueberries and others may soon be affected, because bumblebees' range is narrowing, researchers say.
African elephants living in a Pittsburgh zoo are increasingly stressed out by dogs that are used to control the animals and protect handlers, and this practice has sparked complaints from wildlife advocates.
Americans are buying organic products more than ever before, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports. This is great news for the an ever-growing organic movement dedicated to making the slow transition back to all-natural farming techniques. However, the reasoning behind this sudden surge in organic interest may have less to do with the movement, and a lot more to do with fear.