| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:43 PM
Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants.
A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:25 PM
A Texas defense contractor appears unlikely to reverse a decision to close its plant in Salisbury, despite appeals by elected officials, including Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
The Eastern Shore city, still working its way back from the recession, is...
| 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 20, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:32 AM
There's horse, dog and car racing. But shark racing?
Yep. The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race will be launched from two Caribbean sites in April. It will be a long-distance competition, with the shark that swims the most miles winning a tournament.
| Feb 28, 2015
| 8:03 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:33 PM
Gray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states would lose court-ordered protection under legislation proposed in Congress, the latest offensive in a 12-year battle over whether the predator species is secure enough to allow hunting and trapping or...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:54 AM
Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region are protected by federal law once more.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a rule Friday designating wolves in Michigan and Wisconsin as "endangered" and those in Minnesota as "threatened."...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The Obama administration and two states have given notice of plans to appeal a federal judge's order that restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.
Michigan filed an appeal document Friday with the U.S. Circuit Court of...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Florida black bears, off-limits to hunters for 20 years, may soon be in the cross hairs again.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday will be presented with proposed changes to the state's bear-management strategies,...