Coexisting with the powerful Mississippi River is a challenge for flood-prone communities.
High temperatures in 2010 stressed corals around the world.
Biodiversity may help clear pollutants from streams.
Undersea mountains are prime spots to protect ocean life.
The invasive zebra mussel loosens its grip on the Hudson River.
Biologists discover that pandas need old-growth forests to survive.
Why are climbing vines overgrowing tropical forests in the Americas?
A single-celled organism is found to sow and harvest crops of bacteria to sustain its colonies.
Conservation helps, but more must be done to reverse the decline of vertebrate species.
For many vultures, scavenging has become dangerous business.
Use of nitrogen fertilizer is radically impacting Earth's nitrogen cycle.
Roads connect people, but they separate animals.
Knowing how far Atlantic sturgeons roam will help protect this threatened migratory species.
AMNH scientists name hundreds of newly discovered species every year.
The October 4 spill from a Hungarian industrial plant is visible from space.
Endangered Florida panthers benefited from the introduction of Texan panthers in their ranks.
Three cutting-edge medical technologies inspired by biodiversity
Fungi have been invading ant brains for tens of millions of years.
Little brown bats may disappear from eastern North America in just 16 years.
Overfishing has altered Namibia's coastal waters--but a native fish is keeping them productive.
Beyond oil-coated pelicans, the spill imperils many lesser-known species.
Visit Alaska's boreal forest to learn its role in Earth's climate.
Tiny transmitters reveal that bees pollinate flowers far and wide.
New maps of global forests show where they are disappearing.
When oil spills invade ecosystems, impacts can last decades.
The Census of Marine Life is studying an ocean's worth of microscopic marine species.
Marine life increases in protected waters.
Coastal fog has declined for these iconic giants.
Overuse of fertilizer is making China's soils more acidic.
Humans are losing the big benefits that dung beetles bring to life on the planet.
Preserving species and habitats helps keep people safer from Lyme disease.
Alberta's oil sands industry contaminates local air and water.
Genetic sequencing is revealing the secret haunts of shark fin hunters.
A picturesque Guatemalan lake is now struggling with cyanobacteria blooms.
Why are the Congo's fish evolving so quickly?
If climate change increases El Niño cycles, some primates may sink further into decline.
Even isolated colonies of Pacific albatrosses can eat a stomach-full of plastic trash.
When ocean waters heat up, outbreaks of coral bleaching and disease can follow.
Tyrannosaurus rex is no longer the poster boy for this family of dinosaurs.
The world's most diverse tigers live in India, making it a new hotspot for tiger conservation.
Climate change is affecting a web of western Antarctic life.
A quick genetic test can now identify illegally hunted wild game that is traded on the global market.
As the Amazon's tree canopy is cut, more local species are becoming known to science.
Desertification has left Mali's Lake Faguibine nearly completely empty.
For some species, cancer can be a deciding factor between survival and extinction.
A study of hantavirus shows that when biodiversity declines, disease risk increases.
The migrations of many large mammals around the world are declining due to human actions.
A new study shows that coastal-dwelling mangroves can reduce the death toll during monster storms.
Indonesians are now monitoring the climate to prevent wildfires.
Afghanistan recently inaugurated its first national park.