| 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...
| 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 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 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 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
| 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 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Beyond the typical traffic headaches and streets closures, President Obama will leave Los Angeles on Friday with a national monument in its backyard.
Obama will be at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas to announce his plans to carve out roughly...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert.
Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace.
"A lot of these animals are severely...