Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

ecology & environment
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—Wolbachia infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Swamped by Sargassum: The New Normal for Caribbean Beaches
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2019
Scientists are pretty sure they know where the seaweed is coming from. Now they want to know why it’s here.
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Agriculture and Climate Shape Biodiversity on Mount Kilimanjaro
Michael Graw | Jul 15, 2019
A six-year study across the Tanzanian mountain’s slopes hints at how land-use practices will interact with a changing climate to influence ecosystems around the world.
Image of the Day: On the Attack
Image of the Day: On the Attack
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 11, 2019
This caterpillar secretes acid to get past the defenses of the plant on which it preys.
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 8, 2019
Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.
Earth Has Room For 1 Trillion More Trees
Earth Has Room For 1 Trillion More Trees
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers who provide that estimate believe this is the best and cheapest way to combat global warming.
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.