| 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 27, 2014
| 6:56 AM
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line, contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The Michigan state Senate voted the other day to allow hunting of wolves. The vote is a direct threat to these wild creatures, of course. But also in the crosshairs are the voters of Michigan.
The bill is a response to a pair of ballot initiatives...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:00 PM
A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa.
His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A bighorn sheep was rescued from a canal near the Arnold Palmer Golf Course in La Quinta after it became stuck, officials said Tuesday.
The sheep, which is an endangered species, was lethargic when an animal control officer found it about 6 p.m. Sunday,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:21 PM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:27 PM
About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future.
OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
| 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...