A blue whale's heart may only beat twice per minute when diving for food
November 27, 2019, 9:51 a.m. by Russell McLendon
This is the first time scientists have recorded the heart rate of a blue whale, the largest animal on Earth.
When honeybees get stuck in water, they create their own waves and 'surf' to safety
November 26, 2019, 8:17 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The behavior has never been documented in other insects, researchers say.
Noise pollution is a major threat to many different kinds of animals, study finds
November 20, 2019, 11:45 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Species from all over the animal kingdom face serious danger from noise pollution, researchers warn.
Endangered Hawaiian duck's comeback is a 'beacon of hope' for conservationists
November 20, 2019, 9:56 a.m. by Lindsey Reynolds
The only endemic duck remaining on the Hawaiian islands is back from the brink of genetic extinction.
Black-throated finch wins 2019 Australian bird of the year
November 19, 2019, 12:57 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The 'subtly stunning' songbird needs attention like this to save it from habitat loss, conservationists say.
Even Earth's most amazing creatures do some funny things
November 14, 2019, 1:35 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
But when you've stopped giggling, consider these conservation steps you can take.
To protect endangered rhinos, U.S. Army veterans answer a new call to arms
November 8, 2019, 3:38 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Ex-soldiers are battling poachers and their own personal demons in South Africa.
A record number of condor chicks hatched in the Southwest this year
October 25, 2019, 8:49 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
California condors hatch at Zion and Grand Canyon national parks, pushing their numbers beyond 500.
6 ways to protect bats and birds from wind turbines
October 22, 2019, 11:17 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Wind turbines can kill birds and bats, but they don't have to. Here are a few ways to help them coexist.