A bird sometimes called "California's passenger pigeon" is in worse trouble than some wildlife advocates suspected. According to a new survey, the population of tricolored blackbirds has dropped by 44 percent since 2011.
High & Dry explores prospector William "Burro" Schmidt's half-mile long tunnel in Last Chance Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Schmidt spent thirty-two years single-handedly drilling his tunnel through solid granite.
A small snail found only in a few small hills in the Mojave Desert has launched a public dispute, as mining interests and wildlife advocates spar over whether the species should be granted federal protection.
A tiny Mojave Desert snail that lives under rocks on mountain slopes is threatened by a new Kern County gold mine, according to a group urging emergency protection for the snail under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).
For the eighth consecutive year, a general store in the far north of the state is sponsoring a contest that awards prizes for hunters who shoot the most coyotes. This year's contest is a little different, though: organizers are trying to keep opponents from finding out about it.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect a vanishing California songbird by listing it under the Endangered Species Act, but a national bird protection group says that doesn't go far enough.
California's Central Valley is a bad place to be a frog, according to a study published Monday: frogs living in the Valley's remaining wetlands are more likely to have stunted, missing, or extra limbs than their counterparts in most other parts of the country.
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