This couple created and hiked a new 2,600-mile loop through the Pacific Northwest
January 24, 2019, 11:27 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The UP North Loop offers a unique but daunting tour through an array of wild landscapes.
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.
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
How to pet a dog the right way
Mother dog and 9 puppies discovered at landfill are getting the care they need
This salamander species is solar-powered
13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants
When hikers need help, who pays for rescue?