| Feb 28, 2015
Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.
The latest census by China's State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003.
Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Three recently retired senior federal agents expressed concern last week about the lack of resources to investigate the black market fishing industry.
Their message came weeks before the Obama administration is expected to issue recommendations to better...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 12:14 PM
"If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors."
— Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian
Now relocate Ken Norris'...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:43 PM
The Obama administration moved Tuesday to allow offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast while protecting some, but not all, sensitive Arctic areas — actions that angered many and pleased few.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's proposal — part...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Wyland is a force of nature.
The unrelenting 58-year-old artist, known for his epic whale murals, has been so consistent in his vision, art and environmental campaigns that he now resembles the whales he paints: plodding, predictable and yet somehow...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:36 AM
The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.
The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:32 AM
With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:40 PM
International negotiators in Peru agreed early Sunday on some essential building blocks for a global accord to address climate change, most notably an unprecedented agreement that all countries commit to cutting heat-trapping emissions.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:18 AM
With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five animals away from extinction.
The death of Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino, leaves an elderly female at the park, three in a Kenyan preserve...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five rhinos away from extinction.
The death of Angalifu, a 44-year-old male northern white rhino, on Sunday leaves an elderly female at the park, three in a Kenyan...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:03 PM
Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat.