Caribou herd in Alaska suffering from mysterious decline
November 30, 2016, 11:13 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
A large herd in Alaska has seen its population drop by 50 percent over the last three years.
Saltmarsh sparrow could go extinct within 50 years
November 29, 2016, 3:18 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
This small sparrow faces sea level rise and human encroachment, and could disappear within decades.
U.S.-born pandas grapple with culture shock in China
November 22, 2016, 12:02 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Two Zoo Atlanta pandas aren't fans of Chinese food and don't respond to the Chinese dialect.
Fires force emergency closures on Appalachian Trail
November 18, 2016, 5:15 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
A 67-mile section from North Carolina into Georgia is closed while fires rage.
Why one Florida panther’s path is a big deal for the species
November 15, 2016, 2:18 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Expanding its range could improve the prospect for the species' recovery.
Seabirds eat plastic because they like the way it smells
November 10, 2016, 12:49 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Plastic pollution smells similar to rotting algae, which may explain why birds are drawn to plastic in the water.
Common swifts spend 10 months of the year in nonstop flight
October 29, 2016, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Feeding, mating and perhaps even sleeping is done on the wing.