Edinburgh aims to become sanctuary for swifts as numbers decline

A project in Edinburgh is aiming to boost numbers after a drastic decline in the bird's population.

Feb. 13, 2021 ~2 min

'Hedge trimmer' fish facing global extinction

These extraordinary fish, which are a type of ray, are vanishing in many countries due to overfishing.

Feb. 12, 2021 ~3 min

Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~3 min

'Smallest reptile on earth' discovered in Madagascar

The male Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon, was discovered on Madagascar and is the size of a seed.

Feb. 5, 2021 ~2 min

Forest fires really do benefit spotted owls

Contrary to current perceptions and forest management strategies, wildfires may actually benefit populations of spotted owls.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

The savanna isn’t the same after Mozambique’s civil war

More than 40 years after civil war broke out in Mozambique, animals have returned to Gorongosa National Park. But the savanna doesn't look like it used to.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Team finds fossil iguana nesting burrow in Bahamas

The discovery of a fossil iguana nesting burrow answers questions about the now-endangered lizards.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Dec. 11, 2020 ~8 min

We discovered a 115,000-year-old iguana nest fossil in the Bahamas

A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.

Melissa Hage, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Emory University • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~7 min

People pose a deadly threat to orcas

"That humans are directly killing killer whales across all age classes is significant; it says we can do a better job."

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Plastics an 'unfolding disaster' for US marine life

For the first time, advocates have tracked how animals in US waters are harmed by plastic pollution.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~3 min