| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:19 PM
WALLOPS ISLAND. Va. — Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.
| Sep 9, 2014
HARRISBURG — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is debating whether to list the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species because a fungal disease has wiped out 99 percent of the colonies that hibernate in one spot.
And Republican members...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.
The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:33 AM
A fight between Davie neighbors about feeding a Muscovy duck and her ducklings sent one man to jail and another to a hospital.
The incident began Sunday at about 4 p.m. at the Park City West mobile home community at 10550 State Road 84. It has a lake...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft.
Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
A dive boat owner accused of illegally feeding sharks off Palm Beach County plans to argue that the activities took place more than three miles offshore, where the practice is legal.
Randall Jordan, owner of Emerald Charters of Jupiter, is due in...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:14 PM
For big-game hunters in Africa, there’s said to be a “Big Five” among animals they’d like to bag: the lion, the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the white/black rhinoceros. You might add a sixth: Kendall Jones, the 19-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the age of 5 in Yellowstone National Park, I saw my first grizzly. With my family, I watched a mother and two cubs walk along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. The sighting was a highlight of our trip to America's oldest national park. It also helped...