An impressively well-preserved fossil turned out to be the ancient twin of Ghostbusters villain.
In a settelment with Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed Endangered Species Act protection for the western glacier stonefly, according to the press release by the Center. Along with the westen glacier stonefly, another stonefly species called meltwater lednian stonefly, is also proposed for additional protection.
A majority of the popular Yellowstone River in Montana has been closed off after thousands of fish have been mysteriously killed in the area.
The Burke Museum in Seattle has opened its doors to a rare discovery -- a T. rex fossil that's considered as one of the finest ones in the world.
Yellowstone National Park is expected to kill nearly 900 of its bison this winter, marking the largest cull since 2008. Although laws state that culls are needed to manage growing populations and protect Montana's livestock for infectious diseases bison may be carrying, conservationists argue this large-scale slaughter is unnecessary and brutal -- they have filed a lawsuit claiming that the public has a right to witness this year's controversial cull.
A new duck-billed dinosaur, named Probrachylophosaurus bergei, which possessed a relatively short skull crest, represents an evolutionary link between its non-crested and large-crested ancestors.
Using Maiasaura fossil bones, researchers recently revealed the most detailed life history of any dinosaur known.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks' public-comment period for considering whether to restore bison herds to the state ends in late September. After that, the agency will be a bit closer to deciding yay or nay regarding a publicly-managed herd in the state.
Heralded as a distinctive piece of New Deal natural park design, and a significant piece of Great Plains history both recently made it onto a national designation. Hear why, here.