| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| 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 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 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
It happened quickly, much like his recovery.
The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
California has largely escaped two decades of controversy surrounding the resurgence of wolves in the West, but the state stepped firmly into the fray Wednesday as wildlife officials voted to extend endangered species protections to gray wolves....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Wolf pups haven’t been seen in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains in 70 years … until now.
According to Outdoorhub, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolf pups have been sighted in the range for the first time since...
| 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 12, 2014
| 3:35 PM
A two-decade legal fight to protect a squat lizard with dragon-like head spines from urban encroachment in Southern California took a new turn this week.
The Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to...
| 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 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Los Angeles film czar Ken Ziffren opted for a pithy speech when he climbed onstage to receive the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award Saturday night at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball.
The veteran entertainment industry...