| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Long trip, sad ending.
A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday.
The wolf had been radio-...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The world’s rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, federal officials said...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:25 PM
A tiny-but-mighty bird that depends on a critical refueling stop in Florida during a spring migration from Antarctic to Arctic regions was designated a threatened species Tuesday by federal authorities.
The announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.)....