PBS NewsHour traveled to the Bahamas recently with a group of scientists to study an endangered shorebird bird called the piping plover. The birds have been on the endangered species list in the United States since the late 1980s, but…
By Justin Scuiletti
Humans aren't the only species that tend to belt out a drunk song or two after consuming alcohol -- songbirds will get in on the act as well. But first, scientists had to get them drunk.
By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
The AP sought the information from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. It is part of the AP's investigation into bird deaths at wind farms.
By Susan Moran
Climate change isn’t just a problem for rare species. This threat, coupled with habitat loss and other environmental threats, is putting a number of common species at risk. By focusing on landscape-scale, or large-scale, efforts, conservationists aim to thwart further…
By Ashley Ahearn, KUOW/EarthFix
Twenty-five years ago the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, Calif., ran aground off of the south coast of Alaska. The vessel released 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, polluting 1,300 miles of coastline.
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.
In other news Monday, 22 cities and towns in the Australian state of Queensland have been inundated with floodwaters, prompting military airlifts of food and medical supplies. Also, police were pursuing a possible al-Qaida role in the deadly bombing of…
New estimates suggest BP's ruptured well may have spewed twice as much oil into the Gulf of Mexico before it was capped than previously thought, raising new questions about cleanup and restoration efforts. Judy Woodruff has an update on the…
BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental…
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