| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Faced with five incidents in Central and North Florida when female Florida black bears (four of whom had cubs with them) injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has responded with a hasty proposal to open a hunting...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:38 PM
A record 6,063 manatees were counted in Florida waters last month, topping the previous high by nearly 1,000 and giving further support to groups seeking to strip the species of its endangered status.
The high count reflects both the improved prospects...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:00 AM
The illegal traffic in wildlife, a nearly $20-billion-a-year business, adds up to a global war against nature. Unchecked, it will give us a most un-Disneyesque future in which Dorothy's “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” will truly be over...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:07 PM
The idyllic Carbon County acreage where Bethlehem gets its drinking water — called one of the last great places on Earth by one conservancy group — might get a natural gas pipeline.
On a 114-mile route from the Wilkes-Barre area to a...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:57 AM
The Santa Catalina subspecies of Channel Islands fox -- found only on that island, about 22 miles from the Southern California mainland -- soon may be removed from the list of endangered species.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:28 AM
A bald eagle was injured Wednesday when it landed on or ran into power lines in Bushkill Township, police there said.
Bushkill Township police were dispatched Wednesday to the 700 block of Muschlitz Road on report of an injured bald eagle laying on...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 8:03 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 2:43 PM
Critters living near a small brook on hundreds of acres destined for warehouses in Lower Macungie Township will get a reprieve from eviction, thanks to the Eastern spadefoot toad.
Developer Liberty Property Trust of Malvern and David Jaindl, who owns the...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:51 PM
The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.
Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:19 PM
A squat lizard with dragon-like head spines won a temporary reprieve from encroachment by urban development and alternative energy facilities on Thursday when California’s Fish and Game Commission declared it a candidate for protection under the...