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
Despite a new icebreaker ship in the works, efforts still lag behind those of China and Russia
Storms' slowdown means more rain, and potentially more damage, for populated areas
A rise in global temperatures may be making all kinds of creatures smaller—a trend with worrisome implications
A climate-driven warping of the water cycle is forcing a re-think of water management practices
As storms become stronger, safety instructions for threats can be contradictory
Fossil fuels are a bigger part of the climate conversation, though the coal industry is unlikely to be saved
During extreme heat waves, a species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water and taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Other trees may do the same.
Experts show how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed near the end of this century
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.
Special protections have also been granted for wildlife and coastal communities potentially threatened by oil spills
Underwater microphones can glean valuable data from the burbles and pops of thawing glaciers and icebergs
New findings raise public health concerns in poorer nations where rice is a major dietary staple
With interest in such research rising, and the risks uncertain, that conservation needs to start now
New findings suggest oxygen diminished globally
Confusion over how much CO2 can be emitted could undermine global climate action
Long-delayed study examines potential for rising seas to damage national parks
In a coal-dependent state, a Republican governor wants to focus on solutions to limit CO2 emissions
Analysis of Hurricane Harvey, which drowned Houston, confirms predictions that the storms are likely to get bigger, be more intense and last longer
Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.