A postage-stamped size pollinator with silvery blue wings, first found by Lolita author Vladimir Nabokov, the Karner blue is benefiting from habitat restoration and other programs. What's it take to bring back a species?
Protecting African elephants may become easier with intrepid sniffer dogs, recently graduated from a training program in Africa. They're being installed in which cities' ports?
Climatologists didn't see this one coming. It looks like mosses, lichens, and blue-green algae are all major players in the Earth's complex and often-confusing carbon cycle. Now, new research has revealed how these organisms regularly release some of the most intense greenhouse gasses known to man, demanding more attention be pointed their way.
Mangroves decrease the force of tides with their net-like roots, but they also help build estuarial channels and just plain survive in times of rising water.
The pesticide class associated with bee colony collapse is in 70% of pollen and honey samples in Massachusetts. How are the rest of our 49 states doing?
New statistical analysis has provided a very precise record of climate change in the Pleistocene, including its effect on mammoths, say researchers.
Coral-like nanoplates made from aluminum oxide were recently introduced by Chinese researchers. They are powerful removers of mercury from ocean water, so far.
In a very old role that used to involve checking swans for eating suitability, the annual Swan Upping in the U.K. is now a cygnet health census.
Using a suite of undersea vehicles and robotics, scientists have located unique carbon dioxide pools -- beautiful and iridescent -- in an Aegean caldera.
Using a new and gentle processing system via robotic submarine, and going to within a meter or two of the ocean floor, scientists have gathered the first high-volume collection of the ocean's building-block organisms.
The answer to scientists' questions about why Greenland was cooler than the rest of North America through the early 1990s, but is warming now--may have new solar-connected connections.
Two new types of Hoya plant have been found--one on a limestone outcrop, another deep within a Borneo park. While one is distinctive for its sap color, both are intriguing because they are new.
Certain genes may give secret sauce (and stress-dealing ability) to fish, generation by generation.
Almonds don't have to be the 3rd-largest consumer of resources in California. Industry changes could lessen their footprint, especially because orchards by their very nature store carbon.
Robots can do mundane data collection, and save the cost of sending a crew on a research vessel. They can hang out where scientists' parents wouldn't want them to die. In the future, says robot engineer Hanu Singh, they'll do even more.