| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration.
In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The winter's first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack will take place next week, state officials said Tuesday, eager for any signs of relief from one of California's worst droughts in a century of record-keeping.
The snowpack is crucial to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:14 PM
"If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors."
— Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian
Now relocate Ken Norris'...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
A rabbit in our yard is eating everything, including bark from the trees and shrubs. We have an enclosed yard, and he lives under a deck. How can we keep him from eating our plants? Can we get him out of the yard?
You can deter rabbits from vegetable or...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Duck boat tours could be coming to the Chicago River as soon as this summer.
Entertainment Cruises, a cruise operator based at Navy Pier, submitted a proposal to guide tours on the boats, which run on land and water. The company operates more than 30...
| Dec 31, 2014
Second Harvest receives donation from Susquehanna Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and NEPA, along with The Central PA Food Bank, Greater Berks (County) Food Bank, Philabundance, The Weinberg Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Mountaineer Food...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:50 PM
HARTFORD – Cutting agricultural pollution and improving the use of water by farms in the Connecticut River Valley and the Thames River Valley are the targets for $10.8 million in new federal grants, according to federal and state officials.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Measurements of Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday showed more snow than surveyors recorded a year ago. But state water officials said it was far from enough to signal a potential end to California's continuing drought.
"Although this year's survey shows...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
The U.S. House on Tuesday passed a California drought bill, despite a veto threat from the Obama administration and its expected demise in the Senate in the final days before Congress adjourns.
The 230-182 vote was largely a symbolic gesture in the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:59 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court on Wednesday upheld the state Legislature's right to use the royalties from oil and gas production on state forest lands for general state budget purposes, but it found that the state's conservation...