| 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 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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:53 PM
News of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's interest in building an outdoor concert venue in Naperville has mobilized residents of a nearby neighborhood who say adjacent land is a haven for wildlife that should be protected.
Holding concerts on the land...
| 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 7, 2014
| 1:19 AM
As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats.
Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Nobody is sure who saw it first.
A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October.
A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON Never in the annals of tough public policy decisions has so much rested on the fate of a chickenlike bird known for its feisty mating ritual. But advocates on both sides of the endangered species debate are anxiously awaiting the Fish and...