Wildlife

August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
Grist
August 18, 2016, 5am PDT
When urban areas intrude into former wildlife habitat areas, animals face challenges moving across busy roadways. In Australia, designers have worked to create passages for koalas to avoid the dangers of speeding motorists.
Phys.org
April 8, 2016, 5am PDT
A pair of very different stories offers insight into the urban lives of animals.
Blue Dot Magazine
Blog post
January 19, 2016, 5am PST
Ecologists offer scientific lessons in how to better build cities for humans and wildlife.
Steven Snell
October 7, 2014, 7am PDT
According to a newly released study by the World Wildlife Fund, the Zoological Society of London, and other NGOs, the world has lost half of its biodiversity, particularly in fresh water ecosystems and in developing nations.
The Wall Street Journal
November 24, 2013, 1pm PST
A proposed gated community in Los Angeles County has provoked the ire of a group of scientists concerned about its environmental impact.
Los Angeles Times
April 27, 2013, 11am PDT
BioMap2 is designed to guide strategic biodiversity conservation in Massachusetts over the next decade by focusing land protection and stewardship on the areas that are most critical for ensuring the long-term persistence of rare and native species.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
April 18, 2012, 10am PDT
Louis Sagahun explores the unexpected benefits of trading 5,000 square feet of grass and pavement for native plants at a Los Angeles elementary school.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2011, 7am PDT
Crows are seemingly everywhere, including cities. A new book looks at the relationship between people and crows in urban areas and what it says about modern cities.
THE DIRT
January 13, 2009, 7am PST
It's open season in Montgomery County, Maryland, where hunters are being allowed -- and in some cases encouraged -- to hunt deer in populated suburban areas.
The Washington Post
December 9, 2008, 10am PST
Around Puget Sound, the spreading suburban fringe is changing the types of birds that live in those areas, pushing some out and attracting others. 'It's a change in who's top,' says a local biologist.
The Seattle Times
November 27, 2008, 5am PST
The demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea has become one of the world's most important wildlife conservation sites.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 4, 2008, 9am PST
This piece from the <em>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</em> looks at the rising amount of wildlife being seen in urban Pittsburgh. According to local experts, this trend has both good and bad implications.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review