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  • At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan

    At Indianapolis zoo's new center, you can try to outwit an orangutan
    Think you’re smarter than an orangutan? You can find out by matching wits with our closest primate relative at a center opening Saturday at the Indianapolis Zoo. Guests can use several interactive kiosks at the Tim M. Solso Learning Studio to...
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  • Canada may have an exploding whale problem

    Canada may have an exploding whale problem
    It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.  The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
  • Singing the blues [Editorial]

    Singing the blues  [Editorial]
    The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing. That's because the latest...
  • Mark Shand dies at 62; conservationist and travel writer

    Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
  • Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
  • Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history

    Des Plaines River Anthology collects Forest Park history
    In coming up with a fundraising project to benefit the Forest Park Historical Society last year, Augie Aleksy did not have to look far for inspiration: just about 6 feet under. Forest Park is home to four major cemeteries, and was once described by...
  • Injured bald eagle recovering at Willowbrook Wildlife Center

     Injured bald eagle recovering at Willowbrook Wildlife Center
    An injured bald eagle that appeared to have been shot is recovering at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. The bird was discovered in late February in Oak Lawn and has been undergoing treatment at the center. It will be several more weeks...
  • U.S. to ban most commercial trade of elephant ivory

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said it would ban commercial trade of elephant ivory by prohibiting its import, export and resale within the United States, with a few exceptions. The steps are part of a broad effort announced Tuesday by...
  • Two solar projects approved on public lands in California and Nevada

    Two solar projects approved on public lands in California and Nevada
    Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada. The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...