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  • Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods

    Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods
    When Anne Arundel Community College professor Susan Lamont takes a stroll in Corcoran Woods, it is no casual jaunt. The professor, a member of the biology department, pulls on a pair of sterilized, heavy-duty knee-high rubber boots. Accompanied by...
  • Taking aim to curtail light geese

    YANKTON, S.D. Our group of 10 Wisconsinites took a break, stretching legs and talking amid a mosaic of South Dakota corn. The late March day had warmed to 50 degrees and signs were all around that winter was rapidly changing to spring. Green sprigs of...
  • Dan Morain: Swimming upstream to save a victim of California's water crisis

    Concluding that the situation had become more dire, the Interior Department declared the smelt endangered, meaning it faced extinction, in an order that took effect five years ago this coming Tuesday, April 7, 2010. The Endangered Species Act signed by...
  • Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths

    Scat may contain clues to marine mammals' Southern California deaths
    Mark Lowry has collected sea lion and elephant seal scat from San Nicolas and San Clemente islands for more than three decades to track the long-term health of marine mammal life off the California coast. But the federal biologist's work has new meaning...
  • Helping out is competition for men — when a woman asks

    Helping out is competition for men — when a woman asks
    People compete for resources, mates and survival -- so why did we evolve the willingness to help each other out unconditionally? Scientists aren't exactly sure. But a new study, conducted by studying donors on a fundraising website, suggests that...
  • Watch your step — we're in full skunk season

    Watch your step — we're in full skunk season
    There's an occasional feature on the Tribune website called "Backyard wildlife" in which readers take amateur photos of their local wild critters. And the rest of us nature lovers and NatGeo addicts look on in wide-eyed wonder. You've got your deer,...
  • Study finding on yellow perch raises management question

    While the brook trout is revered as the quintessential Adirondack fish, the yellow perch has a mixed reputation. It's prized as an easy-to-catch and tasty panfish but scorned as a non-native competitor to trout. Now, researchers at an Adirondack...
  • Experts remove whale carcass near San Francisco

    When a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a beach south of San Francisco, people stopped to look, snapped pictures of the massive mammal and even reached out and touched the creature that looks more like a dark ocean rock than the largest tooth predator...
  • FrogWatch USA chapters seek new members for amphibian monitoring

     FrogWatch USA chapters seek new members for amphibian monitoring
    If you like frogs and other amphibians, FrogWatch USA and two local chapters are looking for you to assist in identifying local species. "It is a nationwide frog and toad monitoring survey that trains members of the community to identify local frog...
  • Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuit

    Wildlife advocates asked a judge Wednesday to force federal officials to decide if a rare aquatic insect that's found only in Montana's Glacier National Park should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Western glacier stoneflies were first...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: April 14 Miami Herald on Cuba's removal from terror list: As politically unpalatable as it may seem, the Obama administration's decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is an...