"If spiders disappeared, we would face famine," says Platnick, who studies arachnids.
FILE - This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water fo…
Raising beef for the American dinner table does more damage than pork.
In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches …
ROCKLAND, Maine — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.
Musicians Ron Pandy and Stefan George will get the PAWty meowing.
Lambs born in mountains appear healthy, growing.
Reid Park Zoo celebrates pending birth of first calf born at zoo.
Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.
Want a portrait of your pet illustrated by Chris Gall? It could happen.
Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.
PHOENIX — Arizona Republicans who say the federal government is overstepping its boundaries are targeting a gray-wolf recovery program with bills that allow livestock owners to shoot the wolves while also directing the Legislature to consider banning conservation efforts.
Paleontologist Kim Scott with Cogstone Resource Management holds a fossilized mussel shell unearthed while construction crews dig a 70-foot exploratory shaft in preparation for a future subway extension in Los Angeles on March 7, 2014. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Puppy mills and backyard breeders are operations that emphasize profit above animal welfare. While there is no official definition, in a 1984 legal decision, the term “puppy mill” was defined as “a dog-breeding operation in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a l…
Two apparently healthy lambs have been born to bighorn sheep that were released in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson last November, state wildlife officials reported Wednesday.
More than two decades ago I provided the Pima County Board of Supervisors with testimony regarding desert bighorn sheep on Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains.
A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.
A wayward seabird with a quirky name — the blue-footed booby — has flown far from its domain along the Gulf of California and settled for the past couple of weeks at Patagonia Lake, northeast of Nogales.
Three endangered crocodiles have hatched at a Scottsdale reptile sanctuary.
The Desert Museum is retiring two arthritic cougars. According to a Desert Museum spokesman,” Madeline Stover was an excellent docent and and Stanley Melrose ran the ice cream concession for 26-years.” Meanwhile two retiring mountain lions will be relocated and released in the wilds of …