| 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...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 2:43 PM
The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground.
Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees.
Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:59 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 12:30 PM
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.
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out.
A new study, published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology, suggests that Bombus terrestris is prone to a type of memory error common among humans...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:23 PM
Nineteen manatees were rescued from a drainage system in Florida after a 10-hour mission that involved digging up a portion of roadway and sawing open a large pipe.
The mission could be one of the largest manatee rescues on record, said Brandon Basino,...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:16 PM
Lake County's efforts to preserve local ecology by controlling the deer population has spread — following the animals — into more forest preserves in the system, and the effort has led to a deer cull tallying more than 200 this year.