| May 31, 2015
| 5:42 PM
More than 120,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes — more than one-third of the worldwide population — have died in Kazakhstan since mid-May, and the cause of the “catastrophic collapse” is unclear, officials said.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:30 AM
For 11 years I've been photographing black bears in the Wekiva River Basin. It has been exciting. In 2007, I first photographed a truly exceptional bear known to many as "Bruno."
Because of his imposing size, Bruno became a legend among those familiar...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Since the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, marijuana cultivation has exploded in California and shows no signs of slowing. In Humboldt County alone, there are more than 4,000 marijuana cultivation sites. Northwestern California is not...
| May 17, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Some residents believe a proposed townhouse development adjacent to the county’s Cattail Creek Natural Area in Severna Park could damage potential yellow perch spawning areas.
Those residents, including members of the Magothy River Association,...
| May 22, 2015
| 11:57 AM
The wildlife soap opera began in 2007 when two nesting bald eagles were discovered in the midst of a colony of nesting herons and egrets on Ackerman Island near Grass Lake in Lake County.
The pair of eagles "usurped a great blue heron nest within the...
| May 19, 2015
| 6:16 PM
A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside.
A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals’ guts is optimized to...
| May 19, 2015
| 5:44 PM
A Carbon County man pleaded guilty last week to killing a bald eagle and five great blue herons near his property at the base of Blue Mountain, close to Bake Oven Knob, and paid more than $4,700 in fines.
Carl. D Marion, 46, of the 2500 block of...
| May 19, 2015
| 2:49 PM
The fate of the greater sage grouse will be decided this year — the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service must decide by September if the increasingly rare bird should be protected under the Endangered Species Act — and as business interests and...
| May 18, 2015
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of birders flocked to Chicago's Montrose Harbor over the weekend in hopes of catching a glimpse of a species so rare that it nearly went extinct.
The Kirtland's warbler has been on the federal endangered species list since 1967, was once known...
| May 11, 2015
| 8:55 PM
The Obama administration on Monday announced conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to resume its long and troubled efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, prompting a backlash from environmental groups that warned of the risks of...
| May 10, 2015
| 4:06 AM
Every spring, the leaves of pungent, onionlike plants emerge from their subterranean hibernation in forested areas across the Chicago region.
Commonly known as ramps, the small white bulbs with reddish-purple stems and billowy green leaves are a...