| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:00 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore.
The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A $21,000 reward is being offered to help find who shot three California sea otters found dead last fall on a Monterey Peninsula beach, federal wildlife authorities announced Friday.
One male sea otter was found dead along Asilomar State Beach in...
| Feb 23, 2014
PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada.
The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:06 PM
By now I expect you’ve seen The Times’ stories about L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ garage-office conversion.
The county’s five supervisors, as the stories detailed, are all entitled to home security systems...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A young mountain lion was struck by a car and killed earlier this week on Kanan Road in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said Thursday.
The kitten was not tagged, leading officials to believe that it is not one of the lions being...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:16 PM
He'd lived for at least a decade on a grimy sidewalk in an industrial area of South Los Angeles, just off Western Avenue.
To passers-by he might have seemed like an ugly symbol of urban blight — unkempt, unfriendly and surrounded by trash-filled...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Two years after the creation of marine sanctuaries in more than 350 square miles of Southern California coastal waters, state wildlife officials and environmental groups say the restrictions on fishing are largely being obeyed.
"All of the dire...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The federal proposal to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states came under fire Friday from a scientific peer review panel that unanimously found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision does not...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list.
If the effort is successful, the...