| 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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:33 PM
Gray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states would lose court-ordered protection under legislation proposed in Congress, the latest offensive in a 12-year battle over whether the predator species is secure enough to allow hunting and trapping or...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:32 AM
There's horse, dog and car racing. But shark racing?
Yep. The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race will be launched from two Caribbean sites in April. It will be a long-distance competition, with the shark that swims the most miles winning a tournament.
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:54 AM
Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region are protected by federal law once more.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a rule Friday designating wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin as "endangered" and those in Minnesota as "threatened."...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:27 PM
It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds.
The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Even before it begins significant construction on the bullet train route, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has violated federal protections for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox in the Central Valley, federal regulators said in a letter last...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:25 PM
A Texas defense contractor appears unlikely to reverse a decision to close its plant in Salisbury, despite appeals by elected officials, including Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
The Eastern Shore city, still working its way back from the recession, is...