| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:14 AM
MIAMI (Reuters) - Shortly after dusk, three researchers squat on the lawn of a vacant, million-dollar home in a posh Miami suburb, pointing ultrasonic microphones at the darkened mansion.
They're part of the Miami Bat Squad, listening to track down the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The nesting period for grassland birds, depending on the species, can be from late April to mid- or late August, said Patrick Comins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut.
Here are five of the grassland birds spotted nesting at Rentschler...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:16 AM
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests.
The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:41 AM
"Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:09 PM
SAXIS, Virginia (Reuters) - Chincoteague is the gateway to a national wildlife refuge blessed with a stunning mile-long beach – a major tourist draw and source of big business for the community.
But the beach has been disappearing at an average...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
How can we visualize the number 5 billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species?
Worldwide, it's hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to 5 billion. But during the Civil War, there were...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Hunters in Alabama snared an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds, the largest ever caught in a legal hunt in the state, conservation officials said on Monday.
The alligator, caught with a snare hook in a southern Alabama state park early Saturday,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A federal decision to protect an unprecedented variety of corals found in South Florida could affect beach restoration work, coastal development, channel dredging and fishing.
The National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced last week it...
| 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 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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When environmental threats emerge, the response is usually predictable. First comes denial, and the assertion that the problem is not serious enough to require action. Then the offending industry claims that it is not feasible, financially or...