| Apr 9, 2015
| 1:39 PM
As the Obama administration considers allowing offshore drilling in the Atlantic from Virginia to Florida, 75 marine scientists issued a letter of concern this week over the possible use of controversial seismic air guns to search for underwater oil and...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:51 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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:59 PM
A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there.
Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:41 PM
Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve.
The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
| 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 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...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:17 PM
The northern long-eared bat, until recently one of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania, has been listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily due to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated the species...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 4:18 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is overhauling its proposal for a controversial tunnel project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta in the wake of doubts about whether water exporters can meet stringent federal conditions for operating the system over...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Manatees and boats dodged each other fairly effectively in South Florida this season, with a total of three of the endangered marine mammals killed by watercraft in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Manatee season officially ended Wednesday,...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Plans to restore an oak forest leveled in the late 19th century when the Army built Fort Sheridan have raised concerns about how the project will impact public access and certain bird species.
Undertaken by the Lake County Forest Preserve District,...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:47 PM
A long-term plan to reforest much of the grassland at the 253-acre Fort Sheridan preserve, once part of the former military base, has sparked debate over access and conservation on the lakefront.
The Lake County Forest Preserve District, which owns...