| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:02 AM
On a low-humidity puffy-cloud summer day, 8-year-old Zach Green of Gaithersburg rode a bicycle along the 5-mile Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge with his mother, Becky Green, and his grandmother, Andrea Adler, who...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:45 AM
A new hospital has opened in Hawaii with the sole purpose of saving one of the world’s most endangered animals from extinction.
Before its official opening Tuesday, the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) had...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When environmental threats emerge, the response is usually predictable. First comes denial, and the assertion that the problem is not serious enough to require action. Then the offending industry claims that it is not feasible, financially or...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:05 PM
When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:09 PM
America's tiniest turtle is getting a helping hand from Uncle Sam.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is giving the Maryland Department of Natural Resources $153,321 to protect the bog turtle, which at just three to four inches...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:25 AM
If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest monitoring by the World Meteorological Organization shows last year was the worst ever for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Their report released...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:41 AM
"Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:16 AM
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests.
The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The nesting period for grassland birds, depending on the species, can be from late April to mid- or late August, said Patrick Comins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut.
Here are five of the grassland birds spotted nesting at Rentschler...