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.
Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act — but that might not matter
August 12, 2019, 1:07 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The law is popular with voters, so why are politicians changing it?
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.
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.
Cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth have been 'revived'
March 13, 2019, 8:46 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Breakthrough is a significant step toward bringing these extinct beasts back to life.
How to stop worrying about cockroaches and learn to love our 6-legged overlords
March 12, 2019, 7:46 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
As long as there are humans, there will be cockroaches.
'Extinct' Galapagos giant tortoise rediscovered 100 years later
February 21, 2019, 2:32 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The last time this tortoise was seen was 1906.
For the first time, a mammal species is extinct because of human-induced climate change
February 19, 2019, 10:11 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys.