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.
As a coastal invasive species spreads in the North Atlantic Ocean, HabCam is catching it in action.
Harvesting caviar from sturgeon in the Caspian Sea comes at a great cost—the fish's survival.
As bats die across the eastern United States, biologists have more questions than answers.
The wildfires that recur in southern Australia are predicted to worsen as the globe warms.
The remains of the world's largest snake tell a story of the ancient tropics.
Light reflected off cars, buildings, and roads can derail wildlife.
Climate change appears to be causing a coral decline in the Great Barrier Reef.
This landmark American tree is poised to return to eastern woodlands.
China is planting an enormous swath of forest to keep dust storms at bay.
For marine life, climate change means more than warming.
An experiment uncovers a major killer of this popular sport fish in San Francisco Bay.
Genetic details help sort out the bear family tree.
The federal government is protecting a small group of Alaskan beluga whales before it gets any smaller.
Divers in Australian reefs tallied hundreds of species new to science.
Roads, buildings, and other new development alter aquatic life in local streams.
A new survey doubles the existing number of western lowland gorillas.
UNESCO has added eight new sites to its list of irreplaceable natural habitats.