| Jan 11, 2015
| 1:32 PM
One day before he is set to leave office, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years.
The measure would have amended the wildlife code to allow hunters to kill one bobcat in...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:58 AM
The tiny toad species said to possibly be lurking near Jaindl Land Company's planned 600-plus acre development in Lower Macungie will be protected and monitored under an agreement reached between Jaindl and the state Fish and Boat Commission.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:44 PM
The delta smelt may be a small fish with a short life, but it has spawned a decades-long legal battle over water in California.
At issue has been a series of orders under the Endangered Species Act that at times reduce water deliveries from the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut-based environmental group has decided to go to court in an attempt to block the federal sale of Plum Island, claiming the property in Long Island Sound is critical to the welfare of endangered and threatened species.
Save the Sound, a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon.
The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...
| Jan 3, 2015
There aren't many hands-on things Floridians can do to help wildlife such as panthers, manatees or rare woodpeckers rebound in numbers.
But a monarch butterfly is an increasingly imperiled creature that nearly everybody can do a favor by planting a...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:26 PM
A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs.
More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed.
Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:23 PM
For scientist Tierra Curry, the monarch butterfly is part of the American experience.
Native to North America, once present in every U.S. state except Alaska, the insects with the distinctive and colorful wings are known for their spectacular...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list.
In a sharply worded 111-page ruling, U....