Biology

Biologists consider options to save emaciated orca

Aug 3, 2018

Federal officials are weighing options to save an emaciated endangered orca that includes feeding it live salmon dosed with medicine

Quota raised for subsistence hunting of Chukchi polar bears

Aug 3, 2018

The commission that manages the polar bear population shared by the United States and Russia has increased the quota of bears that can be harvested by subsistence hunters

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city's plants

Aug 3, 2018

New Yorkers are helping scientists catalog the city's wild plants, one photo at a time

Birds learn another 'language' by eavesdropping on neighbors

Aug 2, 2018

Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language

Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

Aug 1, 2018

Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week carrying and keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters

Warmer soil releasing more carbon, worsening climate change

Aug 1, 2018

Microbes in soil release more carbon into the air, worsening climate change

New endangered Puget Sound orca dies soon after birth

Jul 25, 2018

The first calf born in three years to the endangered orcas that spend time in Pacific Northwest waters has died

Water is buried beneath Martian landscape, study says

Jul 25, 2018

Scientists say they've detected water beneath the surface of Mars, raising the possibility of life on that planet

Jail supervisor headed to trial in inmate's death

Jul 25, 2018

A Milwaukee County jail supervisor who ordered the water turned off in a cell leading to the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate is headed to trial

Expert and advocate for iconic monarch butterfly has died

Jul 21, 2018

A man who was perhaps the foremost expert on the iconic monarch butterfly has passed away

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