| 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.
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:41 AM
"Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:16 AM
On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Corbett announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had given Pennsylvania a $675,000 grant to help protect bats and management forests.
The announcement came a day after two Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:42 AM
The nesting period for grassland birds, depending on the species, can be from late April to mid- or late August, said Patrick Comins, director of bird conservation at Audubon Connecticut.
Here are five of the grassland birds spotted nesting at Rentschler...