| Jun 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:55 PM
A condor that was released into the wild at Big Sur last year has been sighted in San Mateo County, marking the first appearance of the bird in the Northern California county in 110 years.
Condor #597, also known as "Lupine," was spotted on private...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:18 PM
A cocktail of threats including rising temperatures, fire-suppression projects and predation by pet cats is forcing a rare species of flying squirrel in the San Bernardino Mountains to retreat to ever higher elevations in search of suitable habitat....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to force the federal government to more aggressively protect the lesser prairie chicken.
The bird has been on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s threatened species list -- a level...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's been called "one of the best parties in Los Angeles" and, for the 44th year, that's just what this year's Beastly Ball was for the 700-plus who attended the wild evening of fun, feasting and fundraising for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:51 PM
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status.
The biologists had recommended the protection on...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:02 AM
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor.
But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:56 PM
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S. agency said.
Alaska in a Feb. 26 petition asked federal...