| Nov 6, 2011
| 3:48 PM
— Judas 760 knew just where to swim last fall after federal trappers set him free: back to his home in the marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, where other nutria lived.
But true to his name, Judas betrayed members of his colony by...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 7:28 AM
SUFFOLK — The federal government has spent $25 million fighting fires in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge during the last three years.
The tab, combined with poor air quality felt as far away as Washington, D.C., has the U.S. Fish...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 5:32 PM
An erosion project in Lower Buck Gully is well underway as crews continue to place metal cages on the ground, filling them with rocks brought from a Corona quarry.
The project began last month and should be complete sometime next summer, city officials...
| Nov 13, 2011
I saw this vine growing in my trees when its leaves turned bright yellow. Now it has pretty orange berries but it's strangling my trees! I'm afraid its weight will pull them down in a blizzard. It's the very devil to remove — I hacked away with a...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:27 PM
The Wildwood Picnic Area, located about five miles into the Angeles National Forest along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, is starting to look like its old self again. A dozen freshly painted picnic benches are neatly positioned in the shade, and thick green...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:03 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — After two losses each by one run in prior meetings, Foothill Killer Bees Coach Jason Georges prepared and looked forward to his team's third contest with the Jewel City Arnols Angels.
The stakes were higher this time around...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Chef Chad Wells of Alewife restaurant tossed chunks of raw snakehead fish with cilantro and citrus to make something more ambitious than an $8 ceviche appetizer. It was an invasive-species eradication plan in a martini glass.
Wells wants the Asian...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve has had a stroke of good luck. A crew from the Orange County Conservation Corps has come to work with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Game to improve habitat for wildlife. They...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:12 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — A city project to control erosion along Lower Buck Gully will also restore the area's natural landscape and remove threatening birds that lay eggs in other birds' nests, according to a California Coastal Commission staff report....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:11 AM
There is an invasive species in the United States responsible for the deaths of an estimated 14.7 billion birds and mammals each year. If that's not shocking enough, consider this: There's a good chance that one of these invaders is living in your house....