| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Douglas Adams' 61st birthday is being marked with a Google Doodle that would make the author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide ......
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The number of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain region declined about 7% last year, the first significant population drop in the region since wolves were reintroduced in 1995.
The decrease follows the removal of federal endangered species...
| Apr 7, 2013
Forget about learning the state capitals, at least, as the sum total of your knowledge of geography.
"Geography is about meaning, not knowing place names and memorizing lists — that was school geography," said Daniel Edelson, vice president for...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A 34-year-old Imperial County man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in El Centro to smuggling parts of an endangered species of fish into the U.S. to profit from a lucrative black market.
Anthony Sanchez Bueno admitted that he smuggled three...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The boom in logging and fur trapping triggered by Gold Rush settlement of the Sierra Nevada has long been blamed for the steep decline in California’s population of fishers.
But a new study concludes that the small forest animal was in trouble...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Entertainment and marketing veteran Sandy Grushow is joining the board of the Weather Co., parent of the Weather Channel cable network and Weather.com
A former chairman of the Fox Television Entertainment Group where he oversaw both Fox Broadcasting and...
| May 31, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Environmentalists won a big victory for marine animals this week, with a court ruling that requires the government to determine whether dispersants used to to break up oil spills are harmful to endangered species before the chemicals are used in federal...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Musicians can breathe a little easier while traveling, with the submission to Congress of a U.S. Department of Agriculture report addressing provisions of the Lacey Act that protect endangered wildlife, fish and plants. The legislation had been causing...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Amphibians are disappearing in the United States at an unexpectedly brisk pace. More disturbing, according to a report this week from the U.S. Geological Survey, the more rare the species of toad, frog or salamander, the higher the risk of decline.
| Feb 15, 2013
| 5:12 PM
There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...