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Image via Steve Hillebrand, USFWS.
Blogs | Oct 28, 2014

Why are these biologists dressed up as whooping cranes?

In the spirit of Halloween? No. These biologists routinely dress as whooping cranes to care for chicks that will eventually be released into the wild.

Image Credit: Jurgen Otto.
Blogs | Videos | Oct 28, 2014

Three amazing feats of spiders

Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.

Blogs | Oct 20, 2014

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

A new global map of the ocean, made with satellite data, reveals thousands of previously uncharted seamounts.

Blogs | FAQs | Oct 17, 2014

Why do trees shed their leaves in the fall?

Something to think about while raking.

Blogs | Oct 08, 2014

Diverse microbes found deep beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Nearly 4,000 species of microorganisms were found in the cold, dark waters of Lake Whillans, which sits about half a mile below Antarctica’s ice sheet.

Blogs | Oct 01, 2014

2014 State of the Birds report: Mixed marks for U.S. birds

While some wetland birds in the U.S. appear to be doing well because of conservation programs, other birds are experiencing steep declines in population numbers.

Blogs | Sep 18, 2014

Kilauea volcano lava continues to advance

Lava flow on the northeast side of Kilauea – Hawaii’s most active volcano – is setting trees and shrubs in its path on fire, but the fires are not spreading officials say.

Blogs | Sep 15, 2014

New report detects substantial rise in greenhouse gases

The most recent rise in carbon dioxide is the largest annual change seen for this gas since 1984.

Blogs | FAQs | Sep 11, 2014

What are cloud streets?

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!

Blogs | Aug 25, 2014

Are tornado outbreaks on the rise?

A new study has found that dangerous tornado outbreaks in the U.S. are on the rise.