The resurgence of bald eagles in American skies has been touted as one of the biggest conservation successes in the country – but now scientists say the birds are being poisoned by lead.
How one organization’s community-centric approach to conservation created a new generation of environmental activists.
There are around 9,200 tree species still to be discovered, most of them in the tropics, an incredible new study has revealed.
Missone's spider geckos live in earth’s hottest landscape– Iran’s Lut Desert. What is the key to their survival?
Penguins are among the few animals that mate for life; we call this pair bonding. It must have been “bond at first sight” for Charlie and Lizzy, two African penguins at Georgia Aquarium who have been pair-bonded for about 28 years.
Is it a lumpy carpet? A steamrolled toad? A character from Spongebob Squarepants? Nope, it’s the tasseled wobbegong shark.
In previous years, corpse flower blooms have drawn large crowds and three-hour wait times. What makes this stinky flora so special?
It can be hard to truly appreciate how great a year is without taking time to stop and reflect upon it. As we start 2022, I decided to jump on the “best nine photos” of the year social media trend, and I was blown away by what an incredible year of adventure 2021 was! Definitely, a lot more than nine photos, that’s for sure.
Faint blue lights were spotted throughout the snow in the Russian Arctic during the holiday season. What causes this natural phenomenon?
When visiting Georgia Aquarium, you may see our southern sea otters playing with toy keys, Kongs ™, and carwash kelp, or maybe you’ve seen them lounging in a kiddie pool filled with ice. These are all environmental enrichment devices and are essential to the care and health of our animals.
Oceans rely on their largest species, especially whales, to recycle and regenerate ecosystems. Studies at Stanford University identify the whale as an animal that recharges its own food sources and recycles carbon. Now researchers think they have found a way to seed plankton and krill numbers that will boost whale populations and restore fading sea life.
One of the world’s rarest sea lion species was driven into near extinction after being targeted by hunters. Now, New Zealand sea lions are repopulating the coasts– surprising locals in unexpected places.
Nature photography is often about storytelling, and not just making pretty pictures (though it's important to make time to do just that, too!). And the Oceano Dunes have quite the story.
Large wildfires are becoming more frequent as the planet warms and the heat, smoke, and gases they generate add to climate change. What is less well known is they can create their own weather. In 2021, California’s Dixie Fire generated its own giant storm clouds, lightning, and fiery whirlwinds.
The blue whale is the biggest animal on Earth, but it’s not Earth’s biggest life form. No, the blue whale pales in comparison to the actual largest living thing on the planet: the humongous fungus.