An extremely rare albino turtle was recently spotted in Australia. This turtle was the last of 122 hatchlings from a green turtle nest on Castaways Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
It sounds a little improbable -- old bottles, paper and clothing turned into gift-ready bouquets. And yet, like the smooth-looking recycled-plastic walkways at many playgrounds, a Utah-based company called Eco Flower is pressing those materials into attractive service, and saving many items from the landfill. They're one of several companies re-using in various ways, such as those that make urban bags out of old seatbelts and tires. But this one's for Valentine's Day.
Amazed by the sneaky and speedy ability of cockroaches, researchers created a bio-inspired robot that could one day be used to search through rubble in disaster zones and free victims.
Researchers have found and identified for new species of algae in Hawaii. However, the specimens were found at unexpected depths and closely resemble those found in much shallower waters.
Using a specialized IQ test, researchers examined the "general intelligence" of border collies. Since dogs and people have a lot in common, researchers suggest their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of human disorders, such as dementia.
From giant water bugs to pythons and leeches, "Wild Things" star Dominic Monaghan goes on quite the adventure in Vietnam this week.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
Researchers recently unearthed two new plankton-eating fossil fish species, of the genus called Rhinconichthys. This discovery triples the number of known species.
Following rampant deforestation in Europe, conservationists planted fast-growing, commercially valuable conifer trees, rather than native broadleaved trees. It turns out this type of forest management has accelerated climate change.
It turns out that wolves, jackals and domestic dogs have different howling dialects or "vocal fingerprints." Researchers say this may help them better identify species, and therefore their conservation status.
Illegal trafficking and poaching of rhinos, elephants and pangolins, and others in South Africa were the topics in a recent talk by a Wild Tomorrow Fund ecologist, at Audubon Greenwich, in Connecticut. Researchers say there is hope despite a seemingly grim future for the animals.
Bears pack on fat when preparing to hibernate each winter. To avoid the health risks often associated with human obesity, the bears have specialized gut microbiota that takes in more energy from food in the summer.
Researchers suggest that half of wild animal attacks could be avoided if humans were properly informed on how to act in such encounters. Their study also includes a series of basic rules that should be followed when visiting an animal's known habitat.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's polar bear cub has finally been named. The bear, with a name that combines her parents' names, is doing well. That's great news, because the survival rate of polar bear cubs is about 50 percent.
Footage of the only known wild jaguar in the U.S. was recently released by the Center for Biological Diversity. The big cat can be seen alive and well, lurking through wooded areas and across a mountain creek. However, researchers warn the animal's habitat is threatened by a proposed mining site.