Right whales typically give birth in warm waters off the coasts of Florida and Georgia, but this past year, one whale mother didn't make the migration, and gave birth off Massachusetts. Scientists worried the calf would die but, against the odds, it survived and the pair met back up with its pod this spring.
Many of the ingredients that people associate with sushi can't be fashioned into food in a sustainable way. And as sushi becomes more popular, that's becoming a big problem. But one sushi chef is trying to change that by introducing new ingredients in his sushi.
In some species of reptiles, gender is determined not by X and Y chromosomes, but rather by the temperature in the nest at a key period of development. So, as temperature warm, for the Painted turtles, that means a species that will become all female. And when that happens, the species will die out.
It happened in a blink. A tour guide was in the water, another guide went in after him and then the second man wound up in the mouth of a hippo. It happened some 17 years ago, but the memories are still fresh for Paul Templer.
In the city of Darwin, Australia, there are nearly as men crocodiles as people. A dramatic turnaround for a species that was hunted nearly to extinction. But as the two populations grow, and grow together, deadly collisions are happening.
Australia's koalas are under threat from two different diseases, one of which is familiar to humans. Koalas are frequently being infected with chlamydia -- and it may decimate the population. But new research, and a new vaccine, gives hope they may be saved.
Scientists who study insects are fascinated by a little-known species in Australia called "magnetic" termites. They won't stick to your refrigerator, but they do build their homes, mounds, in a particular orientation, seemingly based on the Earth's magnetic field.
Spain's economic recovery has been slow -- if at all. And as the economic malaise persists, families are making choices about what they spend. So, when the $400 bill comes to keep a horse another month, many families are saying no more and abandoning them. Within months, the horses are dead, if not rescued.
Kenya's Maasai people have a distinct culture — distinct clothes and and habits that make them stand out among people. But that historic way of life is threatened by climate change, making their traditional lifestyle increasingly untenable.
A New York zoo is hand-rearing a polar bear cub born to one of its adult bears. But now, the zoo is being asked to take in another cub, an orphan, from Alaska, in hopes that the two will grow up healthier if they do so together.