| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:42 PM
HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events.
Deep snow can make finding...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax.
Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:29 AM
If you catch anything strange in Florida waters over the next week, you might be eligible to win a prize.
The Nonnative Fish Catch, Click and Submit Contest starts Saturday and runs through March 1, with prizes offered for the most species of non-native...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:53 PM
Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons.
They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:49 PM
While an ant nest may not look much like a human home, they do have at least one feature in common: toilets. A team of researchers studying ant pooping patterns have discovered that ants like to deposit their business in specific corners of the nest....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:18 PM
The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said.
“We're getting close,” Julie...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 1:30 PM
To mark National Renewable Energy Day on Sunday, March 1, The Forum sat down with Dr. Angel Rodriguez, a professor at Broward College's Downtown Center, to discuss issues related to global climate change. Rodriguez teaches environmental science, biology,...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Gabriel Smeby felt like he was touching history.
Awe enveloped the group as Smeby and two Dark Side Sharkers partners, Derrick Keeny and Kyle Register, pulled in the 9-foot, 8½-inch great white shark while fishing from the beach, but now they were...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:44 AM
Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at...