Seals help researchers understand strange holes in Antarctic sea ice
June 13, 2019, 8:15 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Polynyas can act as oases for penguins, whales and seals, giving them a place to breathe.
Why the extinction of nearly 600 plant species in 250 years is a big deal
June 11, 2019, 11:04 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Researchers say the real number is likely much higher.
More ghost forests are rising up, and that's not good news
June 11, 2019, 8:18 a.m. by Angela Nelson
Plus, 5 places in the U.S. where you can visit a ghost forest.
Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years
May 24, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Half the country's land surface is now covered with trees.
3 new Dark Sky Parks reveal wonders of the night sky
May 23, 2019, 1:15 p.m. by Angela Nelson
International Dark-Sky Association honors places that preserve unpolluted views of the sky.
How conservationists are saving Scotland's rainforests
May 22, 2019, 8:25 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
They're threatened by overgrazing and pollution, invasive species and industrialization.
Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater
May 17, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists say Zealandia meets all the requirements to qualify as a continent, even though 94% of it is underwater.
Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation
May 16, 2019, 10:48 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The BigPicture photo contest winners offer striking images of the natural world.