| 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...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Nobody is sure who saw it first.
A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October.
A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...