| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Scientists hope newly introduced snakes, mice and weasels will help restore the natural habitat of Lake County's open areas.
Researchers are studying, breeding and releasing these animals to increase species diversity and improve the environment in Lake...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
We've heard about the war on terrorism and the war against drugs, but there is another war that has gone on for decades — the war on poaching — and it's about time we give it just as much attention.
On Sept. 26 in New York City, the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Every year, trends seem to fall straight from the sky into our homes. I mean that literally. You'll recall, several years back, the butterfly trend, soon joined by the dragonfly trend. The highly stylized winged insects appeared on everything from wall...
| Oct 4, 2013
Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill.
HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The federal government has rejected endangered species status for a seabird that forages in glacier runoff flowing into ocean waters.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 161-page finding concludes that the Kittlitz's murrelet (KITZ'-litz-ez mur-LET')...
| Oct 3, 2013
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Biologists have released remarkable photographs of a golden eagle attacking a deer in far eastern Russia after a remote digital camera designed to shoot wandering tigers accidentally captured the beasts' mortal struggle.
The images, which were published...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The posh town of Hillsboro Beach (pop. 1,890), whose homeowners include financial adviser Suze Orman and auto magnate Rick Case, will have an opportunity to comment on the performance of their police department in November when an accreditation team...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Students at Highland Park High School have kept 90,000 plastic water bottles from the landfill, turned cafeteria grease into biodiesel fuel and built a habitat for endangered turtles.
"Recycling was so eight years ago," said Assistant Principal Tom...
| Sep 10, 2013
As if it wasn't bad enough that chronic wasting disease (CWD) hit Pennsylvania farm-raised captive deer last fall, news has surfaced that one of the quarantined farms in Adams County transferred three deer to a contaminated farm in Adams County last month...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you.
The new law tightening the state's curb...