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Scientists find strong link between climate change and wildfires

Wildfires in western states have been increasing in number and severity over the past few decades. They cause severe destruction to property, …

Oregon’s warm winter and low snowpack makes summer drought likely

One of the warmest winters in Willamette Valley history could tilt Oregon toward drought next summer.<p>Temperatures from November through January were …

Why some fireflies become femme fatales in their race for survival

Fireflies are the flashy stars of the insect world. At night, you can see them coming because each little bug shines like a lamp – and, …

Insects

5 unique adaptations in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a living laboratory of evolution. The strikingly unique life found in the archipelago, both on its shores and below the …

Monster in the Great Lakes: Information on sea lampreys

<b>NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) -</b>When you think of a vampire, you think of a blood sucking villain. Sometimes that villain is in the form of a …

Why Are We Afraid of Sharks? There's a Scientific Explanation.

Sharks aren't the mindless killers that we've cut them out to be.<p>There's something lurking in the water, and it's a fear of swimmers everywhere. It's a type of fish, this one several feet long, with rows of sharp, serrated teeth that it uses to clamp down on prey. There's a shark in the …

Nature

Why beetles are the most important organisms on the planet | Richard Jones

From the minuscule to the mighty, tree-dwellers to pond-swimmers, millions of beetle species reveal a wealth of information about the world we live in

Biological Species

Fatal Battle Between King Cobra and Giant Python Ends in Knots

A viral photo, most likely from Southeast Asia, shows a rarely seen encounter.<p>Recently, a lethal battle between two scaly titans ended in a draw, leaving behind a twisted, grisly scene.<p>One of the combatants, a king cobra, lay strangled. The second, a reticulated python, was also dead. Bitten behind …

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

There are blue animals, but the species are small in number compared to the other colors among living things, such as red, orange, yellow, and brown. …

Nature

Global forest-protection plan depends on carbon credits

The forests of Kahuzi-Biega Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been pillaged for timber, minerals and wild game. But thanks to an ambitious environmental proposal, their most valuable resource may be the carbon in the trees.<p>The project, called REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from …