| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:37 AM
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a perfect-for-spring pale yellow dress on Easter Sunday, when she and Prince William and baby Prince George visited the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. [Grazia]
Earlier in the day she wore a chic dove-gray coat and...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Mark Shand — brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly.
He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Birds discovered V-formation flight long before fighter pilots did, but the exact reasons why they make these distinctive shapes in the sky has remained a mystery. Now scientists working with a critically endangered bird have discovered the avians'...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said it would ban commercial trade of elephant ivory by prohibiting its import, export and resale within the United States, with a few exceptions.
The steps are part of a broad effort announced Tuesday by...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Thanks to February storms, state officials are slightly easing drought restrictions on water deliveries, but the changes won't make a difference to most of the state.
The prime beneficiaries will be Central Valley irrigation districts with the most...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Statement by AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy Regarding HB 1576 and SB 1047 Silver Spring, Maryland (February 7, 2014) – Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) President and CEO Jim Maddy issued the following statement regarding HB 1576 and SB 1047:...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada.
The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Last year, a young bald eagle fledged from a nest within the city limits of Pittsburgh for the first time in perhaps 200 years or more. And in the months that led up to that moment, hundreds looked on from a distance. This year, a pair of eagles is...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — To get to one of the spiritual centers of San Francisco — a perfect microcosm of the city of evergreen revolutions — turn left after the high-rising office buildings downtown, saunter past Francis Ford Coppola's emerald-...