James A. Foley
Congo Basin Deforestation Contributes to Rising Regional Temperatures
As global temperatures are expected to rise by 2050, deforestation in the Congo Basin could exacerbate regional temperature extremes by a factor of half, according to new research.
Formation of New Moon of Saturn Indicated by NASA's Cassini Probe Data
About a year ago, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, took a series of images of the planet's outermost rings, documenting an unusual protuberance along the outer ring rim. Now, astronomers report that the disturbance may be the result of a newly forming Saturnian moon.
Total Lunar Eclipse Creates 'Blood Moon', Astonishing Skygazers [PHOTOS]
The first total lunar eclipse of the year occurred early Tuesday, treating skywatchers across the Americas to an amazing spectacle: the Earth's shadow falling across the moon, casting it in an eerie orange hue.
Tiny Puerto Rican Frog Sees Big Effect of Climate Change
Puerto Rico's national animal, the coqui frog, has been affected by climate change in a strange way: by shrinking and developing a shorter, higher pitched frogsong.
Long-Living Greenland Sharks Accumulate High Concentrations of Contaminants
When it comes to pollutants such a PCBs contaminating the bodies of animals, the polar bear is often at the top of the list of most-polluted animals, but new research suggests that Greenland sharks harbor even more alarmingly high levels of pollutants than polar bears.
Hybridization Between Dogs and Wolves Happens Frequently, Researchers Find
Wolves are hybridizing with shepherd dogs in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia at rate more frequent and rapid than previously believed, according to new research.
Tailoring Dam Designs to Local Fish may Benefit Economies and Wildlife
The injuries marinelife sustain as a result in sudden changes in pressure - known as barotrauma - can be mitigated in the turbulent waters surrounding hydroelectric dams by modifying the design of turbines, according to a new study.
Three News Species of Yellow-Shouldered Bats Identified
A re-analysis of a genus of equatorial bats has revealed three species new to science, according to the Field Museum.
Chile's Valparaiso Wildfire Could be Worst in City's History [VIDEO]
A wildfire burning in the hills of Valparaiso, Chile has killed at least 12 people and consumed at least 1,000 homes, according to the latest news reports.
Florida Officials Kill Three Bears after Woman is Badly Mauled
After a woman was badly mauled by a bear in the garage of her Florida home, state wildlife officials have killed three bears found in her neighborhood that reportedly showed no fear of humans.
Astronomers Find Possible Evidence of First Observed Exomoon
A rare cosmic opportunity allowed astronomers to detect what may be the first signs of an exomoon - a satellite orbiting an as-of-now unknown planet beyond our solar system.
Ancient Plant gets a High-Definition Makeover in New Study
A University of California, Berkeley graduate student's desire for detail landed his study on the front cover of March's centennial issue of the American Journal of Botany.
Adirondack's Boreal Bird Species Declining: Report
Some of the Adirondack's most iconic birds are in trouble, vulnerable to climate change and declines in the size of their wetland habitats, according to a new study.
Historical Analysis of Climate Change Supports Man-Made Warming with 99.9% Certainty
New historical climate analysis by a McGill University researcher indicates that climate change in the industrial era is man-made with "greater than 99.9 percent" certainty.