Climate change impacts everything. From rising ocean levels to record-breaking wildfires, we can see the changes occurring with our own eyes. One of the most resilient species of all time is the shark. Warming waters are challenging their ability to adapt, and one of the signs of the times is smaller baby sharks that are having a hard time surviving.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture and other agencies are preparing for summer and fall--AKA murder hornet season.You can stream ATTACK OF THE MURDER HORNETS on discovery+, which follows a group of beekeepers and scientists who work together to protect their community from deadly and invasive Asian giant hornets.
Leaf and twig fossils are discovered to be “perfectly preserved” under Greenland’s ice sheet, fascinating scientists and leading to further discovery.
Increasing numbers of wildfires in the western United States are part of a worrying trend. Across the world, huge forest fires damage buildings, the environment and local economies, endangering life, and overwhelming authorities. But research has identified another noxious hazard from the fires – their smoke can spread infectious disease far and wide.
The largest bioluminescent creature on land or sea was found in the ocean near New Zealand.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro could face international criminal charges in the Hague over his part in the destruction of the country’s Amazon rainforest.
The monarch butterfly migration is at risk due to climate change and other environmental factors. This is how one reserve in Mexico is trying to save the day.
Biodiversity and species loss is a grave threat, facing not only animals and plants but society too. Ecologists say that losing species directly affects human food production, water supply, building materials, and energy sources, so our interactions with and handling of ecosystems must be regulated.
The Aleutian Islands in Alaska are a rugged, wild network of 2,500+ islands which swing out from a small fishing village out into the middle of the Bering Sea. They are not only protected by remote isolation, but also in their designation as Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.Watch Ian’s full adventure unfold in THE LAST UNKNOWN: The Aleutian Islands, streaming on discovery+ on March 18.
The oldest grizzly thought to have roamed the Yellowstone region was identified as being a whopping 34 years old, after biologists spotted a mark on his lip made in 1989.
Bees are the planet’s chief pollinators and possibly the most important species when it comes to plant and human survival. So the fact that they are becoming endangered due to climate change, pesticides and habitat loss should concern us all.
A spot in Southern California has earned a unique status after being named the first ever Whale Heritage Site in the Americas, in a bid to protect the ocean’s largest creatures
Past due! Lake Michigan’s winter wonders came a bit late this year. Do we blame climate change for this?
From the pages of The Explorers Journal, contributing editor Nick Smith gets to the bottom of a global pandemic phenomenon.
Marine life is asking you to turn the music down - when you’re around or in the ocean- please!