| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Whether you're a bird enthusiast or not, you will be fascinated by the new website All About Bird Biology.
The product of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the site features interactive activities to help kids and adults learn about birds' feathers, songs...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Faced with growing concerns about the hunting of freshwater turtles in the United States for Asian food markets, federal officials this week proposed adding four species to an international list of plants and animals designed to manage commercial trade in...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing the African lion as threatened after a study showed the big cats were in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The James River National Wildlife Refuge — established in 1991 to protect endangered bald eagles — could be getting an environmental makeover.
The 4,324-acre refuge in Prince George County is a former pine plantation that has provided...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:13 PM
For five years starting in 2005, prosecutors say, two South African brothers sold American hunters on trips to hunt wild rhinoceroses. The brothers told prospective clients at hunting expos and gun shows across the United States that the animals were...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.
In a 15-year study,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:52 PM
As threatened and endangered species in Pennsylvania go, perhaps none may be more enigmatic and intriguing than an oddball amphibian known for its elusive behavior and unpredictable mating frenzies.
With its bulging eyes and stout body, the thumb-...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...