Migratory birds, like the endangered whooping crane, are struggling because their typical wintering grounds are gripped by a drought that's reduced their habitat and food supplies. But favorable conditions elsewhere may help them survive in places like Nebraska.
At a state park in Florida, a biologist is the only thing standing between the loss of a species of butterflies once prevalent all throughout south Florida. But even though he's working hard to save the Miami Blue butterfly, his efforts may be too late.
In the past five weeks, 178 dolphins have beached themselves on Cape Cod. This unprecedented behavior has strained the resources of local rescue teams responding to the situation. The rescue teams working around the clock to save the struggling mammals rely heavily on government funds to support their efforts.
Some as-yet unknown phenomenon is leading an unprecedented number of common dolphins to beach themselves on the shores of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Volunteers are trying to save them, but more than 100 have died. One scientist has a theory for why it's happening, but it's hardly conclusive.
Chinese fishers have so badly depleted the population of sea turtles, many of them endangered, off the nation's coasts that poachers are traveling far and wide to nab the sea reptiles. As China and the Philippines argue over stretches of the South China Sea, turtle poachers have already moved in.
Like a modern cicada, the ancient katydid used its legs to make sounds to attract members of the opposite sex. But unlike their modern descendants, the ancient critters produced just a single note.
As Australia battles wildfires that feed on a non-native hardy grass in the Northern Territory, one scientist says the answer is to import elephants and rhinoceroses to eat the gamba grass.
Norway's musk oxen are doing well today, but just a few years ago, when temperatures reached record highs, they died in unprecedented numbers. Now scientists say that may have been a warning of what is to come if the Earth's temperature continues to rise.
The drought in Texas has sent the price of hay and livestock feed rising, and it's made the cost of owning a donkey much greater. Accordingly, some owners are letting their donkeys loose in Dallas, causing trouble for the local sheriff's office.
Crows can sled down roofs, of course, but distinguish between styrofoam and rocks to help make their lives easier to eat? They can do that too, according to new research.