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.
Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America
December 2, 2019, 4 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Early December snowstorms wreak havoc weeks ahead of the winter solstice.
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.
Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere has set another ominous record
November 25, 2019, 12:58 p.m. by Russell McLendon
CO2 levels are now the highest they've been since long before modern humans existed.
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.
New variety of 'golden rice' will soon be grown in Bangladesh
Is a vegetarian diet safe for my dog?
Hermit crabs are dying by the millions after swapping their shells for plastic
The legend of Utah bobcat Mr. Murderbritches
Cashews in the raw are not what you'd expect
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive