| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:20 PM
First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis.
This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
| Sep 4, 2014
Always the underdog in man versus nature, the silent stalwarts of the sea finally scored a resounding victory, one that may keep them from the ocean's graveyard in our own backyard.
Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration listed...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Keep protecting manatees
Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups.
In recent years, cold stress and...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:46 PM
The environmentally sensitive vernal pools at an Orange County regional park are being threatened by everything from pedestrians to pesticides and need to be better protected, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found.
After an 11-month review of the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| 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 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday.
The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida real estate developer is putting on hold plans to build a Walmart store and hundreds of apartments after federal officials last week moved to protect two species of endangered butterflies on the proposed site, a rare tract of...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
COROLLA, N.C. Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them.
The horses have survived on this...