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  • Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County

    Once endangered, bald eagles find nesting place in Lake County
    The wildlife soap opera began in 2007 when two nesting bald eagles were discovered in the midst of a colony of nesting herons and egrets on Ackerman Island near Grass Lake in Lake County. The pair of eagles "usurped a great blue heron nest within the...
  • Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood

    Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood
    A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighborhood where he has spent the past week up one tree or another as he searches for a new home. The bear is among three to five that have wandered into populated parts of...
  • Why do extreme athletes like Dean Potter risk their lives?

    Why do extreme athletes like Dean Potter risk their lives?
    It’s hard for many people to comprehend the risks athletes take for the sake of extreme sports. BASE jumping, for instance, is inherently dangerous — skydiving from a fixed object instead of an aircraft, with little time to react or correct...
  • Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher

    Irwin Rose dies at 88; Nobel-winning biochemist, UC Irvine researcher
    On an October morning in 2004, a bleary-eyed UC Irvine chemistry professor checked to see who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He found the names of a team of three scientists, including an American named Irwin Rose. “Wait a second,”...
  • NSU gets big gift, widens scope of marine school

    NSU gets big gift, widens scope of marine school
    Renown for its work to preserve corals and protect sharks, Nova Southeastern University is expanding the scope of its marine school to include several science areas. To offer students a broader range of courses, it's merging biology, chemistry, geology,...
  • Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen

     Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen
    About 20 species of butterflies can often be found often in area yards, but the endangered species scientists tried to introduce in Elgin still is not showing up. The endangered swamp metalmark butterfly is vanishing nationwide because of its...
  • Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species

    Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s in one of the Pacific Northwest's major rivers. The plan released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Drought hastens decline of the Joshua tree, California's desert symbol

    Drought hastens decline of the Joshua tree, California's desert symbol
    Under canopies of dead angular branches and drooping fronds, UC Riverside ecologist Cameron Barrows made his way across a forest of skeletal Joshua trees that have not reproduced in decades. As Barrows explained, it's a tough time to be a Joshua tree....
  • Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration

    Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration
    At a UC Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose — search and rescue. Smaller than the palm of a hand and weighing an ounce, the robots are fast, nimble, and equipped with microphones and thermostats...
  • Shore birds respond to climate change in Hampton Roads

    Shore birds respond to climate change in Hampton Roads
    As coastal communities in Hampton Roads struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, at least one local species seems to be adjusting rather well — and just as rapidly. The yellow-crowned night heron has bumped up its breeding season by more...
  • Suit targets California's handling of water in drought

    Mismanagement of state water networks has brought some vital native fish species close to extinction during the California drought, environmental organizations and a sports-fishing group claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit, by the...