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 where are the chinks in its armor? More »

Warming: A bad climate for endangered species?

newborn sea turtle on sand

How will rising temperatures affect endangered species? Are there ways to abate the consequences, and are they being tested? Can we even be certain that climate change is the cause of specific declines? 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, hunted, poisoned? 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 step ahead for Americas’ largest flying bird, once reduced to 21 animals. 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 any Tasmanian tigers lately? Does habitat preservation work? More »

National Parks: Space for Snowmobiles and Science?

As the administration allows more snowmobiles to buzz through Yellowstone, scientists cry foul. Are the parks more than playgrounds?m Scientists call for more money for basic research, but the Bush administration favors recreation. More »

Endangered Species Cards

Endangered Species Cards

Endangered species profiles: Mexican wolf, Houston Toad, Sumatran Rhino, Mountain Gorilla, Mountain mist frog, red-crowned cranes, Delhi Sands flower-loving fly, beluga sturgeon, Higgins’ eye pearly mussel, West Indian manatee, piping plover, Higgins’ eye pearly mussel 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 threatened. More »

Wild Places Survive

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