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Blogs | Nov 24, 2014

Managing biodiversity in parks a growing concern

To help manage biodiversity in protected areas, we need to spend just a fraction of the yearly amount spent on the military, says a new study.

Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.
Blogs | Nov 14, 2014

Slow motion disaster continues at Kilauea

On November 3, a federal disaster declaration was issued for the new lava flow at Kilauea. The lava has destroyed only one home … so far.

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 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!