| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:39 PM
The Gators’ last performance in the Swamp hangs like a stain three weeks later.
A 42-13 homecoming loss to Missouri might have been the worst performance by the Gators since former coach Steve Spurrier gave Florida Field its famous nickname more...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The Chesapeake Bay and all of its connected lakes and tributaries are a vital resource for Maryland, providing clean drinking water and drawing millions of visitors each year to the area who seek outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, sailing and...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:16 PM
As land manager of the Ballona Wetlands just south of Marina del Rey, ecologist Richard Brody thinks he has a "dream" job — but one that comes with an unusual caveat.
Along with being able to name nearly every type of flower, tree and animal...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 1:21 PM
For years, environmentalists have tried to prevent 3,000 acres of land called Mira Lago, bordering the Disney Wilderness Preserve, from becoming a housing development.
Now, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has bought the property in Osceola and Polk...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with exposing himself to women at the Bolsa Chica ecological reserve in Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach police said Ryan Eric Galliher, a 33-year-old Huntington Beach resident, exposed...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:07 PM
I thought I had finally gotten over my — let's not sugarcoat it — revulsion at being in butterfly gardens.
My recent stop in the ambulatory bug atrium at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum was probably my fifth in such a place, designed to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:14 PM
The Orange County district attorney's office filed multiple charges against a Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of exposing himself to women in Huntington Beach and trying to have a minor touch his genitals.
Ryan Eric Galliher, 33, of...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:43 PM
"There's a yellow-crowned night heron … and a willet off to its right," says Milan Bull, surveying the generous salt marshes at the mouth of the Housatonic River. He spots them straight away, with naked eyes. The birds are at least 100 yards away,...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:17 AM
It's small, green and cute in an amphibian sort of way. The green treefrog, Hyla cinerea, is a native species usually found near any permanent body of water.
Lately, I've become fascinated by these 1- to 2.5-inch long cuties after noticing how many...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:45 PM
A trio of citizen scientists armed with measuring tools moved from one tree to the next to the next — from black willow to sycamore to white oak.
First, they made sure the specimen was still living. Then they noted its species, spread measuring...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
After projected costs for consolidation came in higher than expected last week, District 112 officials say they need more community guidance to move forward.
A series of four community forums — plus another one in Spanish — will begin Oct....