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Africa’s elephants are rapidly declining as poaching thrives

September 4, 2016 HONOLULU — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the... more »»

A new downtown

September 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Fifteen years after the Sept. 11th attacks, Lower Manhattan has been reborn. more »»

Flight simulation introduces autistic children to air travel

September 4, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — It’s Lisa Pauley’s hope that her son will see the clouds one day. Not from below, but from above — skimming over them in an airplan. more »»

New Tokyo leader postpones plan to move famous fish market

September 4, 2016 TOKYO (AP) — The newly elected governor of Tokyo has postponed a plan to relocate the world’s biggest fish market, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Gov. more »»

RAPID RECOVERY

August 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Not long ago, foxes native to the Channel Islands off the California coast teetered on the edge of extinction. They have rebounded to the point where U.S. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

August 21, 2016 Try a stand-up paddle board DANVILLE — For a fee, area residents can learn about stand-up paddleboards and embark on up to three hours of paddling instruction from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

Red Creek marks 25 years at its annual open house

August 21, 2016 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Celebrating 25 years of helping injured animals, the Red Creek Wildlife Center held its annual open house on Aug. 13. It was the third annual open house. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

August 21, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

IN THE PARKS

August 21, 2016 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Sept. 1 — Growing up Wild: Insects, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Environmental Learning Center. more »»

Agency reports on fishing conditions

August 21, 2016 Amidea Daniel, northcentral regional education specialist, compiled the following reports, using information provided by waterways conservation officers, area fisheries managers and other staff from... more »»

Elk Expo continues today in Benezette; admission is free

August 21, 2016 BENEZETTE — The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo continues today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Road. more »»

Watch creeks, river for late summer water birds

August 21, 2016 The hot August weather has a lot of people swimming in creeks and boating on the river. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

August 21, 2016 In the Book of Ecclesiastes 9:11, Solomon wrote “I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the stron. more »»

Junk food fight: Science tests how birds compete for Cheetos

August 21, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the early bird that gets the Cheetos. But it’s the bigger bird that steals it awa. more »»

Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

August 21, 2016 Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on Au. more »»

Hometown celebration

August 21, 2016 Two festivals and the world premiere of an opera that Kurt Vonnegut finished shortly before his death will celebrate the writer’s legacy this fall in his hometown, Indianapolis. more »»

GO FLOAT YOUR BOATS

August 14, 2016 The large stretch of the Susquehanna River that flows through the area is no longer relied upon as the economic pillar it once was, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t being used. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

August 14, 2016 Reunions set for Civilian Conservation Corps John Eastlake, a retired state forester, announced that several reunions are planned this summer for members of the Civilian Conservation Corps and thos... more »»

 
 
 

 

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