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By Roland Kays North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & NC State University Following the paw prints of their larger carnivore cousins, coyotes, …
The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.
President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators.
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Honey bees …Bees
The Center for Tropical Forest Science, which manages a global network of temperate and tropical forest research plots, will utilize the funds to …
Soon after a dirt road through the forests of Lambir Hills National Park in Borneo was improved in 1987, local markets selling the meat of …
Yes! When an animal trips a “camera trap” as a part of a project between the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Smithsonian.These …Animals
Do you enjoy Tequila? Then you need to raise your glass to the pollinating bats that helped to make it! Here at Smithsonian Science we …
By Micaela Jemison The birds and the bees may rule the daytime, but as soon as the sun sets, it is the bats that get to work pollinating. Worldwide, …
They're not monsters, but they are a problem for native flora and fauna. Here are ten of the ecological troublemakers finding their way into American landscapes and waterways.
Six lionfish, which are native to the Indian Ocean, were accidentally released into the Caribbean in 1992 when an aquarium …Invasive Species
Maggie Koerth-Baker on how protecting endangered species has taught us something about eradicating invasive ones.
In the battle against invasive species, the scientists who are responsible for fighting off and ideally, eliminating the invaders have an unlikely ally — the scientists who try to keep …Gypsies
We’re all familiar with the beleaguered honey bees and beautiful butterflies that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. But pollinating animal species …Nature
This week, I returned from a road trip vacation across America, driving from Boston to my home outside Yosemite, California. I visited four national …Road Trips
The Northern Clingfish is one of the weirdest animals I've ever seen. It has a suction cup on its belly that can tightly hold onto …Suction
Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a good sense of which need protection. A study recently published …
Royal Mail marks World Environment Day by launching its first ever set of special stamps on threatened fish species to promote sustainable fishing in British waters. The 10-stamp set highlights the beauty of marine fish and encourages people to eat sustainable fishRoyal Mail
Remember that 1963 movie where Alfred Hitchcock in a cameo appearance walks out of a pet shop as Tippi Hedren walks in?Jack Russell Terrier
Climate change is impacting our world in unprecedented ways. Now, scientists have found that it may be influencing the evolution of insects across …
While passing through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, a driver for Tornado Hunter named Ricky Forbes captured this amazing footage of a …Concrete
A small dead Humpback whale washed ashore in Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay Wednesday afternoon.
After coming close to shore Wednesday near Surfer’s Beach, waves pulled the whale some 300 feet back out to sea by Thursday morning, according to researchers from the California Academy of Sciences.
…Half Moon Bay
The International Institute for Species Exploration has picked 10 of 18,000 species new to science in the past year, from a tiny skeleton shrimp at Santa Catalina Island in California to a translucent Croatian snailBiological Species
Wedding crashers are often a couple's worst nightmare. But when the crasher is a giant sea turtle, the bride and groom might let it slide.
Redditor In3 posted the following picture Sunday after tying the knot in St. Croix, where a very unexpected wedding guest showed up.
But this wasn't just any old …Weddings
It’s been 28 years since an apocalyptic reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant made a 1,000-square-mile section of Ukraine completely …
It’s hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They’re pretty much universally hated. If you …
A couple weeks ago, we showed you a photo series from Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko in which he explores the secret lives of snails. …Worms
Tree poaching conjures up the lawless Amazon jungle, but America's magnificent redwood forests now face a piecemeal but steady assault by poachers too, California officials say.
Thieves are cutting massive chunks from the base of the champion trees, which are the tallest on Earth and are up to 2,000 …California
Triage is a concept that is increasingly infiltrating the hearts and minds of conservationists and conservation researchers around the world. In a …
Since the 1960s, scientists and seafarers working in the Southern Ocean have puzzled over the rhythmic quacking sound heard everywhere from the …