| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson.
The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the tricolored blackbird as a threatened or endangered species in response to a statewide survey showing its population has plummeted 44% since 2011.
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead.
With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean.
But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:04 AM
This may be remembered as the Year of the Prairie Chicken.
A project to replenish Illinois' prairie chicken population is going well so far, conservationists say, despite being pulled into the political fray earlier this summer. The three-year effort to...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:45 AM
A new hospital has opened in Hawaii with the sole purpose of saving one of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction.
Before its official opening Tuesday, the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) had...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When environmental threats emerge, the response is usually predictable. First comes denial, and the assertion that the problem is not serious enough to require action. Then the offending industry claims that it is not feasible, financially or...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Pedestrians, landscaping, pesticides and man-made improvements pose harm to Fairview Park's ecologically sensitive vernal pools, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found.
In addition, the service concluded after an 11-month review that the city...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
At least 100 people crammed the Bethlehem Township Municipal Building on Monday night to hear plans for a 265-unit housing complex off Green Pond and Farmersville roads and a multi-unit commercial project off William Penn Highway that would include a...