Responsibly harvested areas may serve as habitat corridors for the big cats
A new analysis found the flood protection benefits of coral reefs save the global economy $4 billion dollars a year. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Hippo poop is piling up in Tanzania’s freshwater fisheries—which is bad news for biodiversity, and deleterious for the dinner plate. Jason G. Goldman reports.
The shift could change which prey animals hunt or make it harder to find food
In spite of their ecological, economic and cultural significance, predators are among the most heavily persecuted animals, due to conflict with humans and their assets
A rise in global temperatures may be making all kinds of creatures smaller—a trend with worrisome implications
Coral skeletons have recorded changes in the ocean environment over thousands of years
Some crops grow better under raised solar panels than they do in full sun
During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.
Sea lions and fur seals in Uruguay have become a tourist attraction—but the animals have become less, not more, accepting of humans. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Scientists work to understand vulnerability to global warming at the level of animals’ DNA
An ambitious new project is underway to pepper the migratory routes of endangered monarch butterflies with eye-catching murals
Intense human pressure on areas set aside for preservation could be threatening biodiversity
The race is on to exploit—and protect—the ocean floor
Hunting regulations in Sweden prohibit killing brown bear mothers in company of cubs—causing mama bears to care for their young longer. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Rosewood is heavily smuggled, but resources to curb its trafficking are lacking
Urbanization is on the rise; so is the urban heat island effect—a situation that is worsening with the decline of tree cover in U.S. metropolitan areas
How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question
Lawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Humans may be driving large mammals to extinction