Alabama's ancient, underwater forest could become a U.S. marine sanctuary
February 17, 2014, 10:24 a.m. by Russell McLendon
If it's approved, the 50,000-year-old forest would become only the second national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.
Polar bears changing hunting and dietary habits as ice shrinks
January 28, 2014, 11:19 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
As it becomes more difficult to get their winter bulk on, polar bears are turning to caribou and snow geese for food.
How can lasers protect polar bears from oil drilling?
December 18, 2013, 1:03 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The laser mapping technology can help identify polar bear dens that are often threatened by the influx of oil and gas drilling expeditions during the winter.
Amur leopard cubs spotted on critter cam
November 27, 2013, 1:28 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The big cats cling to survival in a small habitat along the Russia-China border.
Shipping noise overwhelms marine habitat of humpback and killer whales
October 24, 2013, 1:32 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience
To cut down on the cacophony, researchers suggest that ships could slow down or avoid whale-filled areas, or manufacturers could construct quieter vessels.
New map identifies ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change
September 23, 2013, 9:49 a.m. by John Platt
Southern Asia, western Europe and southern Australia are among the areas at most risk.
Is there enough protection for loggerhead sea turtles to survive?
August 21, 2013, 5:24 p.m. by Guest Columnist
A marine scientist argues that our work on behalf of these turtles should go beyond species protections and include habitat protections as well.
Darwin's frogs are in steep decline
June 14, 2013, 5:20 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
These frogs take paternal instinct to the next level by swallowing and protecting newborn young until fully-developed. Discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834, this species' forest habitat is disappearing due to the growing wood and paper industry in Chile.