| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people.
The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.
"A lot of these animals are severely...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:16 AM
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Sunday that the team's medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles tendon early in the second quarter of the team's 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 11th-year veteran suffered the injury...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON Seventeen California cities and counties urged Congress on Tuesday to complete drought legislation that's hung up in secret negotiations.
The municipal resolutions passed in recent weeks by small towns like Dos Palos and counties like Kern and...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:02 AM
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration.
Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:00 PM
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge restored federal protections to wolves in Wyoming, at least temporarily, in a victory for wildlife conservationists that was sure to draw criticism from ranchers and hunters who see wolves as a threat to livestock and big-game...