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  • Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve

    Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve
    Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve. The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    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...
  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    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...
  • Maine's smelt fishermen await state ruling amid better year

    The proprietors of Maine's ice fishing shacks, where fishermen patiently sit by coolers of beer hoping to catch smelts they can batter and fry, say this winter was the season when the wriggling little fish finally came back to the state's rivers and...
  • Coyotes becoming a common sight in New Jersey suburbs

    A lone coyote. Wolf-like, with a long snout and bushy, black-tipped tail. The staff at Upper School in Englewood Cliffs first spotted it several weeks ago walking through the school parking lot. It has also been seen ambling across a back field. The...
  • Physician assistants: Adding a personal touch to patient care

    As a physician assistant working at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center's Department of Gastroenterology, Angela G. Peterson usually has just 20 minutes to see each patient, but at the end of their time together, most thank her warmly. "I...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • Nebraska Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

    Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so small...
  • Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

    Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting....
  • Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County

     Experts say Florida panthers could be in Lake County
    Lake County, you're not hallucinating. Things in the world of the rare and endangered Florida panther have changed in past years, and now there is a new reality about 180 or so still-existing creatures: "Panthers can turn up anywhere," said Marc...