| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Faced with growing concerns about the hunting of freshwater turtles in the United States for Asian food markets, federal officials this week proposed adding four species to an international list of plants and animals designed to manage commercial trade in...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Whether you're a bird enthusiast or not, you will be fascinated by the new website All About Bird Biology.
The product of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the site features interactive activities to help kids and adults learn about birds' feathers, songs...
| 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.)....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:19 AM
As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats.
Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:45 PM
For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can't easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins.
A team led by scientists from the...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life.
In a 15-year study,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:52 PM
As threatened and endangered species in Pennsylvania go, perhaps none may be more enigmatic and intriguing than an oddball amphibian known for its elusive behavior and unpredictable mating frenzies.
With its bulging eyes and stout body, the thumb-...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Holding up signs that said “Monumental mistake” and twirling gold-and-silver hula hoops, a handful of protesters gathered in San Dimas on Friday to express their opposition to President Obama’s designation of the San Gabriel Mountains as...