| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A lone male ocelot has become a symbol of the conflict between conservationists and federal officials over a proposal to build an open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, just south of Tucson.
The discovery of the ocelot in April prompted the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Not long ago, the grizzly bear graced more than the state's flag in California. In the 1800s, grizzlies could still be spotted swimming to Angel Island, and the man who became known as Grizzly Adams reportedly took his pet grizzly for regular walks in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:20 AM
BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon.
But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Things could get a little bit wilder in California in the not-too-distant future.
OR-7, the celebrated wolf that wandered from northeastern Oregon all the way into California, didn't stay here. But he settled fairly close, in southwestern Oregon, with a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean.
But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead.
With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday will consider an emergency listing of the tricolored blackbird as a threatened or endangered species in response to a statewide survey showing its population has plummeted 44% since 2011.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| Aug 4, 2014
A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 4:20 PM
First, an alligator wallowed out room for a nest. Then a daring turtle moved in. And a deer even stopped by to nose around the growing Everglades oasis.
This multi-species time share is a tree island cultivated by scientists as part of a 10-year...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Local shop owner Cindy Skeen...