The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies.
A big tree hunter who has been charting some of the largest trees in the West for more than a decade has added three in the Sierra Nevada to the list of tallest sugar pines known to exist in the world.
The crossing is intended to save the local population of mountain lions from extinction. In addition, the crossing will also reconnect a long-fragmented ecosystem for all wildlife in an area recognized as part of one of only 36 biodiversity hotspots worldwide.
The United States Forest Service has extended a "developed campground closure" at a dozen national forests in California, including the Angeles National Forest, it was announced Thursday.
Rescuers found a puppy sheltering within the charred remains on a property impacted by the Berry Creek fires.
Drone footage off Australia captured an incredible sight: at least 64,000 endangered turtles nesting near the Great Barrier Reef.
In an April 18 Facebook post, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center said that its staff had discovered 79 leatherback and loggerhead turtle nests on a 9.5-mile stretch of beach that encompasses Juno Beach.
There is no evidence that mosquitoes can transmit the COVID-19 virus. But it's not all good news.
As the nation continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, one aquarium decided to give people something that a bit more 'pawsitive'.
Two of Kenya's three white giraffes were found dead Tuesday. Kenyan officials said armed poachers are responsible for their deaths.
The Aquarium of the Pacific Thursday announced a partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a program to help the threatened sea otter species recover off the coast of California.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended that six struggling mountain lion populations, some in southern California, be protected under the state's Endangered Species Act.
The executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy said in remarks published Tuesday that he's willing to take matters into his own hands and spend his own money to prevent the death of the last remaining male mountain lion in the area after a young mountain lion that attacked a dozen animals over two years was legally killed by the landowner whose livestock had been attacked.
A male mountain lion being tracked by National Park Service researchers in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by a property owner under a state law allowing such action following repeated attacks on pets or livestock, park officials announced Monday.
Who knew Kobe Bryant was interested in sharks? Let alone that he actually got in the ocean water, with possibly the most feared type – white sharks!
For the past few years, spring in California has been extra spectacular — will hillsides blanketed with wildflowers. Now, people are wondering whether they can expect to see those same magnificent colors with another super bloom in 2020.
After a series of heartbreaking images of starving lions in Sudan were posted online, a global campaign is underway to save them.
Yosemite's Horsetail Fall will light up with bright orange and red hues that resemble cascading fire for a few days in February.
One of several pigeons spotted in Las Vegas last year wearing tiny cowboy hats has died, according to a local rescue group.
Called “Tarzan of LA” and star of Discovery’s "Naked and Afraid," Gary Golding is known for his crazy antics. He's not afraid of eating things that disgust other people -- most recently, a baby dolphin he stumbled on in Laguna Beach.