| 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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:56 AM
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line, contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The Michigan state Senate voted the other day to allow hunting of wolves. The vote is a direct threat to these wild creatures, of course. But also in the crosshairs are the voters of Michigan.
The bill is a response to a pair of ballot initiatives...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:00 PM
A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa.
His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Southern California developers are petitioning federal authorities to kick the California gnatcatcher off the list of threatened species, where it's been since 1993. They're backed by a scientific study, which they helped fund, showing a lack of DNA...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Pedestrians, landscaping, pesticides and man-made improvements pose harm to Fairview Park's ecologically sensitive vernal pools, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found.
In addition, the service concluded after an 11-month review that the city...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
At least 100 people crammed the Bethlehem Township Municipal Building on Monday night to hear plans for a 265-unit housing complex off Green Pond and Farmersville roads and a multi-unit commercial project off William Penn Highway that would include a...
| 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...
| 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...