Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, according to the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
They wouldn’t survive the deserts of Tatooine or the frigid planet Hoth, but these newly described, tarantula-like spiders are named after the stormtroopers who marched through the “Star Wars” movies.
By Vicky Stein
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
Researchers found that of the 244 species photographed, just 22 percent decreased in number – suggesting protected areas can maintain overall biodiversity.
By Andrew Mach
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
Cecil was the leading attraction of the national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe, until the 13-year-old lion suffered a grisly death at the hands of hunters earlier this month, according to a report by the Guardian.
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix, Katie Campbell, KCTS9/EarthFix
Starfish are dying by the millions up and down the West Coast, leading scientists to warn of the possibility of localized extinction of some species. As the disease spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters…
Using 'Nature as an Asset' to Balance Costa Rica's Farming With Preservation…
By Larisa Epatko
Farmers in Costa Rica are encouraged to set aside part of their land from production to help maintain biodiversity and prevent deforestation.
Hari interviews nature photographer Joel Sartore about his biodiversity project…
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