With sea ice reduced, polar bear attacks are rising. Concerned Inuit communities want to increase hunting quotas, but researchers are testing new technologies they hope will reduce these often deadly confrontations.
By Gloria Dickie, Yale Environment 360
Every year, hundreds of thousands of kittens end up in animal shelters, in need of permanent homes. So researchers and shelters are trying to figure out ways to make it easier.
By Gabriela Quirós, KQED Science
As more humans move into concrete jungles, other animals, like túngara frogs, are joining them — and adjusting their behaviors along the way.
By Vicky Stein
Lonesome George, a wizened Galapagos giant tortoise, was the last of his kind. Now, researchers are using the iconic tortoise’s genetic material to better understand what it takes to live a long life.
By Vicky Stein
By Jamie Leventhal
Humans produce 420 million tons of plastic annually, most of which lands in the environment. With these two innovations, plastic could have a useful second life.
By Katherine Kornei, Scientific American
New findings give some weight to the idea that life was blasted here from another planet.
By Jennifer Hijazi
Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil writes a love letter to the planet in her latest poetry collection "Oceanic."…
By Tom Odula, Associated Press
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday.
By Nsikan Akpan
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we get a glimpse into the intelligent group hunting patterns of killer whales -- and the escape of one very lucky seal.
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