| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:45 PM
The two new zebra shark pups at the Aquarium of the Pacific won’t be on display until Tuesday, but the reason they hatched is already causing quite a stir at the facility.
Long Beach’s aquarium is the first to successfully reproduce zebra...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:43 PM
Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants.
A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood.
The mammoth animal, which had been roaming Seminole County neighborhoods for more than a month, weighed 740 pounds, according to the...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:55 PM
When Pope Francis put in a word for “responsible parenthood” on his way back from the Philippines the other day, he added an off-the-cuff remark that grabbed headlines: Catholics, he said, do not need to breed “like rabbits.”
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:27 PM
Sam Longfellow spotted a furious cluster of gray and white feathers shrieking high in a tree outside his home in Southern Maryland.
"It's a bald eagle," he called to his wife, Jaime. "Wait — two bald eagles."
The birds were hanging upside down,...
| Feb 2, 2015
In the 23 years I've lived in south Lake County, I've seen a black bear only once.
It happened two years ago when my husband Ralph and I were walking down the driveway to get the mail. The bear, which was eating acorns under a large oak, ran into the...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:42 PM
HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events.
Deep snow can make finding...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:10 PM
The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago.
The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:03 PM
CANTON — The state is looking for help from the public with its revised plan for wildlife conservation. An official working on the project will make a pitch for the conservation plan to the local land trust later this month.
The plan was first...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:06 PM
As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass.
There was one creature, however, that...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:01 PM
Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...