The unexpectedly weird and beautiful world of lichens
November 15, 2019, 11:20 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Lichens are not what you think they are. Not plant, not fungus — they are one of a kind.
Border wall construction begins in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
September 16, 2019, 2:02 p.m. by Lindsey Reynolds
The federally protected and UNESCO-recognized wilderness area is front and center in the border wall debate.
This critically endangered skink is getting its own tropical island
September 11, 2019, 9:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists are giving the blue-tailed skink of Christmas Island an early holiday gift.
U.K. creates one of the largest marine protected areas in Atlantic Ocean
August 30, 2019, 9:04 a.m. by Sarah Hicks
Push to create protected areas in the world's oceans is paying off.
When it comes to biodiversity, Alabama's Fern Cave is an under-the-radar hot spot
July 27, 2019, 9:21 a.m. by Dan Chapman
The 'crown jewel' of Alabama caves hosts a wealth of species.
Drone reveals 'extinct' Hawaiian flower growing on remote cliff
April 24, 2019, 8:25 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The rediscovery of this hibiscus relative in Hawaii illustrates the growing importance of drones in wildlife conservation.
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
The truth about why pets get returned
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
These birds prove you don't need a big brain for a complex social life