Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate
Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate
The most extensive global survey of plant extinctions to date reveals cause for concern.
Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate
Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate

The most extensive global survey of plant extinctions to date reveals cause for concern.

The most extensive global survey of plant extinctions to date reveals cause for concern.

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Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Opinion: New Repository Will Hold the World’s Microbial Riches
Jack Gilbert, Rob Knight, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, and Martin Blaser | Jun 1, 2019
The Microbiota Vault takes a holistic approach to preserving Earth’s microscopic diversity.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Treating the microbial community residing on a painting with probiotics may offer a way to stave off biodegradation, a study suggests.
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019
Structures built in tropical coastal waters capture fish, but harm the ecosystem and may lead to overfishing.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019
After three years with very few new chicks, the birds are abandoning one of the biggest breeding sites on the continent, satellite images show.
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The fish continue to spawn over a large area despite a drop in their numbers, a study finds.
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Researchers DNA Barcode the Arctic
Phil Jaekl | Apr 1, 2019
A group of scientists in northern Norway are using the technique to measure biodiversity’s response to past and present climate change.
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2019
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree.
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2019
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Feb 19, 2019
China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative passes through areas that are already at risk of swapping organisms.