| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:23 AM
The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk.
The U.S. Fish and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted endangered species protections to the tricolored blackbird, approving the designation on a temporary, emergency basis.
The reason: Statewide surveys show the tricolored blackbird population...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Giant otters sure have a lot to say. Scientists who studied the river-living animals in captivity and in the wild found that the adults have 22 different calls they use for different situations – and the babies have 11 calls of their own, too.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Nobody is sure who saw it first.
A handful of National Park Service employees think they were among the first, in early October.
A turkey hunter snapped a fuzzy photo of it as the animal moved through a large open meadow surrounded by dense conifer...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration.
Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Even as conservationists and government officials celebrated Friday the rebound of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, they acknowledged that more animals and plants are slipping toward extinction in Maryland and nationwide.
Interior Secretary Sally...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:13 PM
For five years starting in 2005, prosecutors say, two South African brothers sold American hunters on trips to hunt wild rhinoceroses. The brothers told prospective clients at hunting expos and gun shows across the United States that the animals were...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and the University of California at Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The James River National Wildlife Refuge — established in 1991 to protect endangered bald eagles — could be getting an environmental makeover.
The 4,324-acre refuge in Prince George County is a former pine plantation that has provided...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing the African lion as threatened after a study showed the big cats were in danger of extinction in the foreseeable future.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday proposed listing...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Faced with growing concerns about the hunting of freshwater turtles in the United States for Asian food markets, federal officials this week proposed adding four species to an international list of plants and animals designed to manage commercial trade in...