2016 was the Arctic's warmest year on record 'by far'
December 22, 2016, 1:07 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The heat may lead to record-low sea ice in 2017, scientists warn, which could let the Arctic warm up even more.
Americans are quietly preserving 56 million acres of private land
December 20, 2016, 8:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
U.S. landowners voluntarily protect more land (and water) than all national parks in the lower 48 states, a new census shows.
How tiny wasps could save the Christmas Island red crab from invasive crazy ants
December 15, 2016, 7 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Conservationists are hoping for a Christmas (Island) miracle.
Baby dinosaur's tail — with feathers — found in 99 million-year-old amber
December 9, 2016, 2:15 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The discovery offers new insights about dinosaur plumage, hinting at a 'chestnut brown' creature that couldn't fly.
Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'
December 8, 2016, 10:54 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The iconic animals have declined more than 40 percent in 30 years, potentially facing extinction yet drawing little global attention.