| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thinking of a road trip to follow the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Here's a list of the International League teams they'll play on the road through the end of the regular season on Sept. 1. Keep in mind these are the top minor league affiliates of major league...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, "My wife 1909." I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 PM
By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:44 PM
At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Now she's a little alarmed. Each time a different batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrow arches a bit higher.
In the latest study,...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:25 AM
A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest.
High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors.
Schools canceled Monday classes because of the...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Record-setting cold stunned the Southeast on Tuesday as the chilly “polar vortex” parked over the northern Midwest extended eastward, prompting officials to cancel school and open emergency warming and homeless shelters in areas unaccustomed...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
It has been dubbed "Ice Friday," the result of a frigid bout of weather that hit usually sunny north Texas before moving east.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:55 PM
We’ve never met our 3-year-old granddog, Ava, but Gil and I will be face-to-face with her when she arrives in La Cañada on Saturday, no doubt weary from her exhausting duty as co-pilot on a 2,100-mile road trip that’s bringing our daughter Kae...