| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:51 PM
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status.
The biologists had recommended the protection on...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May, violates coastal laws, especially regarding environmental protection....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:11 PM
The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a petition filed by environmental and Native American groups opposed to a recent state appellate court opinion in the decades-long dispute over plans to build a community of 60,000 residents about 35 miles...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The Los Angeles Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit doesn't open until Tuesday, but it is already filled with commotion.
Dwarf caimans and a giant bird-eating spider were exploring the creature comforts of their enclosures this week....
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:18 AM
A Central Florida zip-line attraction has changed its name. Florida EcoSafaris will now go by the name Forever Florida - Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild.
"There has always been some confusion about what is Florida EcoSafaris and what is Forever...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It's not a made-for-TV science fiction movie. Two Canadian towns could be facing exploding whales soon.
The carcasses of three blue whales washed up on the shores of the island of Newfoundland this month, CTV reports. Now, the residents of the area are...
| May 2, 2014
If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is an omnivore. If a favorite food like worms, plants or baby clams is unavailable, it switches to something else. Maryland's human denizens may want to seriously consider doing that same thing.
That's because the latest...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
A new census study shows there are more than 2,400 white sharks off California and suggests that existing protective measures should be maintained because they are increasing the size and health of the population.
The study by a 10-member team led by...