| Apr 8, 2013
A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon.
"It's going to be a long time before we see...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:58 PM
North Dakota has a $450-million budget surplus and the nation's lowest unemployment rate, but only about 725,000 people to enjoy it — less than one-fifth the population of Los Angeles.
The state — a long neglected backwater — is...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:54 PM
I remember waking up around 4 a.m. on the first night in Iowa and having no idea where I was. I was in a sleeping bag, in a big metal box, getting slightly rained on. I looked around befuddled for a moment trying to place my surroundings. Then I...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:05 AM
If land managers, transportation planners and wildlife officials don't act soon, according to a recently released study, Orange County, Calif. could lose the last of its mountain lions.
Already, the population has dropped to fewer than 20, scientists...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
More than 30 people gathered at the trail head of the Robbins Preserve in Thompson for a Walktober event on Oct. 12. They were given a guided tour of the 128-acre Wyndham Land Trust property by WLT board member and land manager Andy Rzeznikiewicz.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people.
The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Nature lovers, conservationists and environmental experts recently joined forces in Hallandale Beach for an educational seminar promoting ocean conservation and coastal stewardship.
"Protecting Southeast Florida's Oceans and Coastal Heritage," staged at...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
As Publisher and CEO, Austin Beutner oversees the Los Angeles Times Media Group’s diverse portfolio of businesses, including the flagship Los Angeles Times, its digital properties and numerous local publications. He joined the company in August,...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Here's what to do if you encounter a giant Burmese python, such as the one recently discovered in the Everglades. First, don't panic. Second, call 1-888-IveGot1, a hotline set up by The Nature Conservancy for reporting sightings of pythons, boa...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state program of National Audubon Society. In addition to leading a staff of 58 and raising a $5 million budget, Eric lobbies the Florida Legislature and executive agencies and is recognized as a...