| Apr 22, 2014
— On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt.
He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon this week after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own.
Over the next two months, state and federal officials plan to truck up...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:50 AM
A conservation group and a builder of top-notch acoustic guitars have joined forces to combat the insatiable global appetite for ivory that is threatening the existence of African elephants.
The nonprofit Nature Conservancy and C. F. Martin & Co. on...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say.
After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:26 PM
COLCHESTER - When you look at the numbers it can be a daunting task: more than 4,000 dams span streams and rivers across the state – a testament to the power of the state's early industries. The Connecticut River watershed? The most dammed watershed...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:02 AM
This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences announced its Shorty Award finalists Wednesday morning for its sixth-annual social media-themed awards, with big names such as Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks and Sir Ian McKellen making the cut.
| May 15, 2014
| 8:00 PM
— Every week this spring, Pat Groller drove to remote Dorchester Pond and traipsed through the forest, bucket in hand, to check her traps. Her quarry: The mysterious bees that keep wildflowers blooming here year after year.
"It's a trek, but I'...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Easily one of the best parts of being a newspaper photographer is all the diverse places the job takes you. I really feel like life is all about experiences and I love that with each assignment for me comes a new one. Back in April I had the chance to...
| Jul 10, 2013
Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years.
Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve.
A rare ecosystem, a...
| 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...