Lycopod Odyssey

Lycopod Odyssey

Meet earth’s ancient land pioneers: the lycopods. Jeff Banca from UC-Berkeley invites a tour of these enigmatic club mosses. More »

West Cliff Restoration

West Cliff Restoration

The popular garden decor, the ice plant, has invaded coastal cliffs of Santa Cruz, CA, but Californians fight back. More »

Carnviorous Sponges

Carnviorous Sponges

Starved sponges in the deep sea have a unique taste. A newly-discovered species off the coast of California prefers meatier meals. More »

Stopping the slaughter of the bats

Stopping the slaughter of the bats
In 7 years, white-nose syndrome has spread to 24 states and 5 provinces. Why is the fungus so deadly? Why don’t bats die in Europe? And More »

Giant snake invasion!

Giant snake invasion!

Pythons, anacondas and boas are breeding in South Florida. What are these snakes eating, besides alligators? Can they be trapped, More »

Raising (Whooping) Crane

Raising (Whooping) Crane

Refuge is site of effort to use ultralight aircraft to guide crane chicks toward Florida wintering grounds. Dangers remain, but it’s a More »

Extinct No More: Wild Woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker is back — after 60 years. What does that say about extinctions, and about other rare forms of life? Seen More »

Endangered Species Cards

Endangered Species Cards

Endangered species profiles: Mexican wolf, Houston Toad, Sumatran Rhino, Mountain Gorilla, Mountain mist frog, red-crowned cranes, More »

Plant Diversity Under Threat

Brown future: New study finds large increase in number of threatened plants, calculates that 22 to 62 percent of plant species are More »

Wild Places Survive

Conservationists will likely weigh in on offshore drilling of the Alaskan Eden. Come visit the ends of the Earth! More »