Coral reefs cover less than 1 percent of the Earth’s surface yet feed and shelter a significant amount of marine life, including some 4,000 species of fish. However, these vital ecosystems face an increasingly bleak future.
Many of us have seen images taken from space of the Earth at night. The planet sparkles, dazzling light from cities connected to each other by bright tendrils. It looks eerily beautiful and somehow festive. But this beauty actually is light pollution and it has, pun intended, a dark side.
While we are in the midst of our summer broadcast break, we still have a selection of fantastic films available to stream in-full right here on the web! Here are the latest titles from the NATURE library available to watch right now...
Tomorrow is the 4th of July and before taking a break for barbeques and fireworks, we asked you to share your own photos of animals and plants in the shades of the moment - red, white and blue!
It's officially summer and that means warmer days, vacations and outdoor adventures. It's also a perfect time to up your skills as a Citizen Scientist and use your extra time outside to observe and document nature. After all, there are so many fascinating plants and animals to discover and appreciate in pretty much all the places you're likely to find yourself over the next few […]
Gathering the links to the latest news in nature, we were pleasantly surprised by some encouraging progress in elephant conservation. That story and more...
Porcupines might not seem like the best study animal for a group of high school students. With roughly 30,000 quills on their back, the idea of handling them is enough to make even a seasoned researcher carefully weigh the logistics. But read how one wildlife ecologist gave hundreds of students an opportunity to conduct valuable research on the porcupines of the Sandhill Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, […]
Porcupines can live a long time — some up to 18 years. Yet it’s not always the carefree lifestyle one might assume given their prickly armor.