| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:50 PM
This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble.
It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:30 AM
The Privateer IV is docked in Gloucester, Massachusetts, one of the oldest seaports in the country. It is a high speed vessel, owned by 7 Seas Whale Watch and, every summer, visitors flock to it's decks to travel out into the open waters in hopes of...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Every November and December, pet owners get the same reminder: There are certain holiday staples — chocolates, potpourri, tinsel — that can be dangerous to their animals' health.
But one threat that goes largely unnoticed is the plastic bags...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The world’s rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, federal officials said...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:25 PM
A tiny-but-mighty bird that depends on a critical refueling stop in Florida during a spring migration from Antarctic to Arctic regions was designated a threatened species Tuesday by federal authorities.
The announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA A pair of Florida rattlesnake rustlers are headed to federal prison for illegally smuggling snakes, prosecutors said Monday and yes, some of them were on a plane.
Robert Keszey, a star of the erstwhile Discovery Channel show "Swamp Brothers,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:23 AM
The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk.
The U.S. Fish and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
A San Gabriel man tried to avoid detection when he smuggled nearly four dozen endangered turtles, but he wasn't fast enough.
Kwong Wa Cheung, 36, was sentenced Tuesday to serve two months in federal prison for trying to smuggle 46 turtles and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis.
The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:35 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. An academic study completed last week projects the monetary damage caused by the coal ash spill in the Dan River in February could exceed $300 million.
The estimate comes as Duke Energy, and potentially its customers, face absorbing...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 12:05 PM
SEATTLE The shellfish pathogen that hit California's Channel Islands in the 1980s began to quickly kill one of the tideland's most important animals black abalone.
But what unnerved scientists was what they learned next: Whenever ocean waters grew...