A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
DANVILLE, Ill. | As a sixth-grader in 1997, Josh Gabehart opened one of the pens that held 15 river otters being released at Kennekuk County Park to reintroduce the animal to Illinois waterways.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.
BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.
Walking is my health hobby. For years, I set a goal of walking on every street in Munster. Keep in mind that I did (and do) drive to a starting point and then begin the morning's walk. Each year, with the Munster street goal accomplished (in total miles about equal to walking to Iowa), I wou…
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears believe they can get by without Jay Cutler. That theory might be tested this week.
CHESTERTON | Helping a turtle with a cracked shell mend is a slow process.
Trail cameras are becoming as popular with gardeners and farmers as they are with hunters, who use them to monitor animal behavior.
EAST CHICAGO | Environmental cleanup at Roxana Marsh and an adjacent stretch of the Grand Calumet River remains on schedule with native trees and other vegetation set to be reintroduced this summer, project officials said Wednesday.
Keeping trees trimmed back around the house will help limit the squirrels' routes of travel to the roof.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park in south-central Kentucky is hosting two weekends for people who want to get a closer look at sandhill cranes as they make their annual stop.
INDIANAPOLIS | Land that once was a state prison farm in Pine Township soon will become a habitat for game birds.
Hulled sunflower seeds attract jays, red-bellied woodpeckers (pictured), finches, cardinals, evening grosbeaks, pine grosbeaks, and small feeder birds.
COOLBAUGH, Pa. | Barry Warner has loved wildlife since boyhood, and lived out his dream of becoming a conservation officer. He sees no contradiction in the fact that he's also a lifelong trapper, skilled at capturing wild animals and, if appropriate, killing them as part of an avocation that…
When our senators return to Washington soon, they will begin work on a catchall spending bill for the federal government that could spell disaster for our wildlife.
Denny Kenyon touches a tortoise held by Gail Scott, head of Children's Services, during a recent presentation at the Crete Public Library. Naturalist Deb Krohn, the Frog Lady, took children around the world with her reptile and amphibian slideshow.
Deb Krohn, the Frog Lady, recently presented a show about herpetology at the Crete Public Library, 1177 N. Main St.
Sydney Smaga views the many frogs on display during a recent Frog Lady program at the Crete Public Library. Naturalist Deb Krohn is the Frog Lady and shared her knowledge and live animals with the audience.
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