The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. PBS received the most nominations of any network with 45. Of the 45, NATURE received six nominations.
While hiking through woods and wetlands, some nature-lovers are compromising the “unspoiled” places they enjoy most. They don't mean to, of course. But scores of invasive, non-native plant species have made us all unwitting participants in their spread.
Rising temperatures could produce only female hatchlings and leave sea turtles facing future summers of no love. All sea turtles lack sex hormones. An embryo develops into a male or female based on surrounding conditions as an egg incubates in the nest, primarily temperature. Lower temperatures produce more males, higher ones, more females. Generally, at […]
No man is an island, but can the same be said for animals? Different species of animals approach solitude in varying degrees. In the spirit of Independence Day, here’s a rundown of a few of the most self-sufficient creatures on the planet.
With nearly endless exposure to pesticides, parasites, and more, the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) has certainly had its share of troubles. Still, even when life—and particularly “romance”—goes according to plan for honey bees, it isn't all sweetness and light.
With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s only fitting that we take a moment to acknowledge a handful of animals who happen to be some of the most dutiful dads in the animal kingdom. While many males play a role in the rearing of their young, these five fabulous fathers go above and beyond.
Editor’s note: Victoria Bromley’s film, The World’s Most Wanted Animal premiered on PBS on May 23, 2018. Below she gives some insight into what led her to the project and the plight of pangolins today. I first became aware of Maria Diekmann and Honey Bun when I saw a short film that Sanne [Sanne Christophersen, […]
Pangolins are in crisis, with all eight species threatened with extinction. This means that an entire taxonomic Order, the Pholidota, faces going the way of the dodo. Fortunately, pangolins are starting to receive the attention and conservation action that they deserve and there is cause for optimism. Pangolins are truly unique. There are no other […]