Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he was “Cecil.” The western lowland gorilla shot at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old fell into his enclosure did not answer to the name “Harambe.”
The international increase in demand for freshwater turtles has made some scientists concerned about the long-term well-being of the animals.
Voters in Maine are facing the question of how to manage the bear population in a way that satisfies animal rights groups who are lobbying to ban hunting methods.
By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times Crews battling a wildfire in Yosemite National Park have had to deal with steep terrain, dense forest brush, oppressive heat, and now, bears. According to the U.S. Forest Service, bears have become “a major issue with fire crew safety” in camps and along the fire line. “Extensive measures are […]
Today, environmental protection is an almost entirely partisan issue. Republicans aren’t only reluctant to enact any environmental legislation — they’ve even attempted to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) altogether. That’s why Republican Kansas governor Sam Brownback’s recent accusations that his Democratic challenger Paul Davis doesn’t care enough about conservation sounded so odd. Today’s Republicans usually […]
By Jamie Rappaport Clark, The Philadelphia Inquirer How can we visualize the number five billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it’s hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to five billion. But during the Civil War, there were that many passenger pigeons in the […]
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, blocking the Houston ship channel and threatening some birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil may have spilled. Michael Lambert, spokesman for Galveston County […]
By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal prosecutors have broadened their criminal investigation of state environmental regulators after a massive coal ash spill February 2 that contaminated the Dan River in North Carolina, issuing 20 more subpoenas demanding documents about communications and possible payments and gifts. The subpoenas, disclosed Wednesday, require the state […]
New York (AFP) – In Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the U.S. state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace. Draft proposals to kill or resettle the state’s 2,200 wild mute swans by 2025 may be supported by some […]