In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019
January 10, 2019, 12:05 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Extinctions are a wake-up call to protect what's left.
A timeline of the distant, disturbing future of life on Earth
January 4, 2019, 10:59 a.m. by Russell McLendon
If humans are still around millions or billions of years from now, they'll have to deal with supervolcanoes, asteroids and worse.
Tree frog with strange claw discovered in remote Andean dwarf forest
January 4, 2019, 8:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The newly identified species may already be at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, researchers report.
Mysterious Texas canines have 'ghost' DNA of red wolves
December 26, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Genetic relics from a 'ghost population' of red wolves seem to live on in these coyote-like creatures.
Why wild giraffes are suffering a 'silent extinction'
December 18, 2018, 12:22 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The iconic animals have declined more than 40 percent in 30 years, potentially facing extinction yet drawing little global attention.
Conservationists plant a 'super grove' of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps
December 17, 2018, 8:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The clones come from trees that were larger than any alive today.
Global CO2 emissions hit record high in 2018, as Greenland ice melt goes into 'overdrive'
December 7, 2018, 11:57 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Humanity is not only moving too slowly in curbing CO2 emissions — we're moving the wrong direction.
4 things you should know about the Black Friday climate report
November 27, 2018, 12:20 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A new U.S. report on climate change offers 'information that every human needs.'
Conservationists record a 'surreal' encounter with a rare forest rhino taking a mud bath
November 19, 2018, 9:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Only 68 critically endangered Javan rhinos are left on Earth.
This is why I wear my hair in a bun when I sleep
Prehistoric shark with the head of a toothy snake found swimming off coast
6 exercises for building muscle without equipment
'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college
6 facts about the strikingly beautiful snowy owl
Woody Guthrie's wonderful list of New Year's resolutions for 1942