Widening the Suez Canal Ushers In Underwater Invaders
Nomadic jellyfish and poisonous puffer fish are the poster children of an invasion of non-native species into the Mediterranean, with environmental and economic costs. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Hawaiian Crows Ready for the Call of the Wild
The critically endangered birds have done well in captive breeding, meaning they may be ready once more for wild living, and the repertoire of calls associated with it. Jason G. Goldman reports. ...
Storing solar energy in the home can increase energy consumption, emissions
Storing solar energy for nighttime use is less green than just sending it straight to the grid
Fish as Food or Fish as Wildlife?
Efforts to protect ocean ecosystems present hard choices for a world that depends on the consumption of seafood
Abundant Sea Life, Part II: A Gallery of Creatures off Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
Abundant Sea Life, Part I: A Gallery of Creatures in the Galapagos
Not an Extinction. A Transition
After eight years at Scientific American, “Extinction Countdown” is moving on
Polar Bear Cubs at High Risk from Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Despite Bans
Levels in young animals elevated to 1,000 times the acceptable amount in people
Pesticide Additive Could Be One Culprit in Bee Deaths
A common pesticide additive, known as an "inert" ingredient, could be one of the causes of the die-offs beekeepers have observed in their hives. Christopher Intagliata reports...
How Trump Could Unravel Obama’s Science Legacy
From stem-cell law to national monuments, the president-elect has myriad opportunities to transform the research landscape
Stare into the Soulful Eyes of This Newly Discovered Dwarf Lemur Species
The Ankarana dwarf lemur weighs about as much as a banana and lives in a highly restricted habitat
Trump EPA Pick Expresses Doubts about Climate Change, Defends Oil Industry Funding
Pruitt tells Senate he would seek to ensure environmental protections are effective without hurting development
Is China's Ivory Ban a Sign of Hope for Elephants?
China’s legal ivory market will close this year, but elephants are still being slaughtered
Coral Bleaching Is Killing Reefs. Is the Answer a Great Migration?
A spectacular submersible plunge reveals potential havens for organisms from hotter water
Meet the Endangered Plant Named after Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix
The entire Hendrix’s liveforever species could be wiped out by a single tractor
Ring-Tailed Lemur Populations Have Crashed by 95 Percent
As few as 2,000 of these beloved primates remain in the forests of Madagascar, according to new research
EPA Locks in 2025 Fuel Efficiency Rules
Legal experts say it will be difficult for Trump's EPA to undo this latest step
Bird Feeders Attract Bird Eaters, Too
Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Adult Daughter Orcas May Trigger Moms' Menopause
Competition between older female orcas and their adult daughters when they can breed simultaneously may cause the matriarch to enter menopause.