| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:19 PM
A wildlife center that takes in and cares for orphaned animals will soon be expanding.
Work will start this fall on the Willowbrook Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Glen Ellyn, part of a two-phase project that is expected to add between $17 million and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now.
It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze.
The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
GROVELAND, Calif. — On Day 9, the sweeping Rim fire reshaped lives and topography from pristine wilderness areas to a famed national park to mountain communities that could be in the direct line of fire, depending at any moment on which way the wind...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
It's clear to most that the brush surrounding Laguna Beach is brittle, and the Laguna Beach Fire Department is doing all it can to ameliorate firestorm risk.
"You can't deny we're coming out of a drought year," Laguna Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Hidden away in the cloud forests of Colombia and described as half cat, half teddy bear, this cute creature is the first new carnivore to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Weighing two pounds and with wooly orange brown fur, it lives in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:06 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would create a 300-foot "buffer zone" to keep pickets away from a targeted individual's home.
The 6-0 decision followed a recent night-time demonstration during which...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Steve Parker grew up camping and climbing trees in the woods of North Carolina.
Over the years he's kept that love of the environment. Outside of his job as Howard County's Bureau of Highways superintendent of operations, Parker, 63, is a member of...
| Aug 12, 2013
An architectural firm will hold a meeting this month to seek public input on usages for a 1930s-era limestone home that once belonged to DuPage County's first forest preserve superintendent.
The McKee House and property, which includes a residence, pump...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:15 PM
For tennis players wanting to continue playing into the fall, the Adult Tennis League and Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department are offering a Men’s and Women’s Fall Tennis League. Men’s and Women’s singles flights...