Climate change researcher, biomimicry expert among annual Heinz Award winners
September 14, 2011, 3:32 p.m. by John Platt
Recipients to each receive $100,000 for achievements that benefit the environment.
Why conservation cannot continue ignoring apex species
July 20, 2011, 2:34 p.m. by Nature Conservancy
Wolves, bears, sharks — conservation has neglected such top-of-the-food-web species in favor of stopping biodiversity loss in the abstract, says Peter Kareiva. But a new study should change that.
300 new species -- including an inflatable shark -- discovered
June 27, 2011, 3:55 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Scientific survey in the Philippines ranged from mountain tops to coral reefs.
Remote Antarctic island is 'richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos'
May 29, 2011, 9:18 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Once believed to be an 'inhospitable lump of rock,' South Georgia Island is now thought to harbor more biodiversity than the wildlife-rich Galapagos.
Ancient sea monsters lived undetected for 30 million years
May 26, 2011, 10:01 a.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Ancient sea predators survived multiple epochs in history by living on the bottom of the sea floor.
Cash for corals (or why a piece of pristine coral is like a $20 bill)
April 19, 2011, 1:52 p.m. by Chris Turner
For more than a century, a key tenet of environmentalism has been that you can't put a price tag on nature. An emerging body of scholarship suggests the best way to preserve biodiversity might be instead to assign it a dollar value.
Cost to identify all unknown animals: $263 billion
March 21, 2011, 11:51 a.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Scientists who specialize in insects and invertebrate are also needed to help catalog the world's animals.
More reason for Christmas kisses: New mistletoe found
December 20, 2010, 3:01 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
The new mistletoe topped the list of the year's top botanical discoveries, along with a new orchid and a new eggplant.