| 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...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:39 PM
As the Obama administration considers allowing offshore drilling in the Atlantic from Virginia to Florida, 75 marine scientists issued a letter of concern this week over the possible use of controversial seismic air guns to search for underwater oil and...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 2:14 PM
The Alaska yellow cedar edged one step closer to being listed as a threatened or endangered species after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the tree may warrant such protection because of the ravages of climate change.
The move was...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:41 PM
Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve.
The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:18 PM
The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said.
“We're getting close,” Julie...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:54 PM
The cost of mitigating environmental damage in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park and dealing with the legal fallout reached more than $100,000 following City Council approval of additional spending on the matter Tuesday night.
It was also revealed at the...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:21 PM
Cpl. Matt Farner, who oversees the Lake County sheriff's marine-patrol unit, has spent his entire life on the Harris Chain of Lakes, either as a boater, a fisherman or a deputy.
But Saturday, the Leesburg native came across something he had never seen...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:17 PM
The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, has been listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:18 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is overhauling its proposal for a controversial tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta in the wake of doubts about whether water exporters can meet stringent federal conditions for operating the system over...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Manatee season officially ended Wednesday,...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Plans to restore an oak forest leveled in the late 19th century when the Army built Fort Sheridan have raised concerns about how the project will impact public access and certain bird species.
Undertaken by the Lake County Forest Preserve District,...