A new national park in Afghanistan offers hope for wildlife and people
March 13, 2020, 12:03 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Local communities played a key role in the creation of Bamyan Plateau Protected Area, a large new national park in Afghanistan.
The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest is now protected
February 28, 2020, 4:42 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Alder Creek is home to hundreds of giant sequoias, from seedlings to millennia-old Methuselahs.
Minnesota will pay homeowners to make their lawns bee-friendly
January 30, 2020, 11:51 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Plan rewards those who replace lawns with wildflowers, clover and native grasses.
Everything you ever wanted to know about tumbleweeds
January 2, 2020, 2:47 p.m. by Sidney Stevens
Part cultural icon and part invasive nuisance, tumbleweeds have an intriguing and tangled history.
Catastrophic fires in Australia raise concerns about the future of koalas
December 12, 2019, 11:24 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Rescuers are racing to save koalas as a barrage of bushfires roar across the country.
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.
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.
They're growing what? Hatcheries expand their mission beyond fish
November 16, 2019, 9:29 a.m. by Mark Davis
Mussels, birds, turtles: these creatures, and more, are living at national fish hatcheries across the nation, courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.