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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Turkey bowhunting program pairs students, mentors

    DOUSMAN, Wis. Cayden Weiland, 10, of Waukesha, Wis., comes from a hunting family and has expressed a desire to hunt for years. Mandy Eisler, 35, of Delafield, Wis., is a mother and wife who hadn't considered hunting for dinner until her 11-year-old...
  • The paparazzi and P-22

     The paparazzi and P-22
    Los Angeles can be a difficult metropolis to navigate by car or bicycle or public transit. Which makes the journey of the mountain lion prosaically known as P-22 all the more remarkable and even enchanting. Discovered living in Griffith Park three years...
  • Biologists say there's enough data to decide wolf protection

    State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there is enough information to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list. A draft status review was posted Tuesday on the Oregon Department of Fish and...
  • Chicago team to study long-term stay in space

    Chicago team to study long-term stay in space
    As a twin, astronaut Scott Kelly knew his mission to spend a year on the International Space Station offered the perfect opportunity for a science experiment. Kelly launched into space Friday on a Soyuz space capsule while his brother, retired astronaut...
  • Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth

    Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth
    Claudia Zylberberg began her biotech firm in a one-room office in Boca Raton more than eight years ago. Today Akron Biotech, which produces cell cultures and other raw materials for government and pharmaceutical company research, is moving to a 10,000-...
  • 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...