A new way of measuring the temperature of the seas could fill in gaps left by limited direct monitoring
Pumping cheap iron-oxide-rich red bricks with specific vapors that form polymers enables the bricks to become electrical-charge-storage devices.
New research indicates a growing online trade in porcupine bezoars—a ball of inedible material that sometimes gathers in their digestive tracts
A study estimates that 200 million trees in the tropics are mowed down by lightning annually.
Every year, Alaska’s big salmon runs feature smaller salmon. Climate change and competition with hatchery-raised salmon may be to blame. Julia Rosen reports.
A new process could help conservationists save imperiled species
The finding could potentially help wildlife managers keep better tabs on their herds. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The proposal aims to control water pollution and coastal development that can damage the diverse ecosystem
At the moment, we can’t—so let’s adapt it
In addition to trapping oil with booms, residents of Mauritius have evacuated endangered plants and animals
Butterflies, fish and frogs sport rear-end eyespots that reduce predation. Painting eye markings on cows similarly seems to ward off predators.
Hermit warblers in California have developed 35 different song dialects, apparently as a result of wildfires temporarily driving them out of certain areas.
Climate change is expected to bring more frequent droughts and heat waves to Africa’s Kalahari Desert. And aardvarks might not be able to cope. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Journalist Bob Hirshon reports from the Taking Nature Black conference, reporter Shahla Farzan talks about tracking copperhead snakes, and nanoscientist Ondrej Krivanek discusses microscopes with subangstrom resolution...
Feral cats and pigs and black rats are putting many species on the fast track toward extinction
Mistakenly presumed extinct for 22 years, the rare tree Wendlandia angustifolia now has an opportunity for priority preservation
Originally published in August 1911
Those that eat insects, migrate or usually live in the woods are most likely to fly into buildings that feature a lot of glass.
The discovery of a lost plant species highlights the need to protect other endangered species in one of the most biodiverse regions in the U.S.
For the first time the IUCN Red List has officially declared a marine fish alive in modern times to be extinct