Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Four independent groups say the work overestimates the carbon-absorbing benefits of global forest restoration, but the authors insist their original estimates are accurate.
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate
Researchers Find Flaws in High-Profile Study on Trees and Climate

Four independent groups say the work overestimates the carbon-absorbing benefits of global forest restoration, but the authors insist their original estimates are accurate.

Four independent groups say the work overestimates the carbon-absorbing benefits of global forest restoration, but the authors insist their original estimates are accurate.

ecology & environment
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Proposed Deep-Sea Mining Zone Harbors Previously Unknown Species
Catherine Offord | Oct 17, 2019
The discovery of ancient clades of brittle stars at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean adds to concerns that commercial exploitation of the area could destroy numerous taxa before they’ve even been identified.
Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion
Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 15, 2019
Signatories of the declaration say the need for governments to act on human-driven climate change is too urgent to stay silent.
Image of the Day: Stick and Leaf Insects
Image of the Day: Stick and Leaf Insects
Emily Makowski | Oct 15, 2019
The first phylogenomic tree of these insects shows their diversification occurred after they split into Old and New World groups.
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Image of the Day: Eel Compass
Emily Makowski | Oct 14, 2019
Glass eels form a magnetic memory of their estuaries’ currents in order to migrate.
Koala Immune Response to Genome-Inserting Retroviruses Identified
Koala Immune Response to Genome-Inserting Retroviruses Identified
Emily Makowski | Oct 11, 2019
Small RNAs called piRNAs provide a first line of defense against the viruses.
Image of the Day: No Longer Endangered
Image of the Day: No Longer Endangered
Emily Makowski | Oct 11, 2019
Back from the brink of near-extinction, the Kirtland’s warbler population has grown and expanded its range.
Image of the Day: Spider Spotting
Image of the Day: Spider Spotting
Emily Makowski | Oct 9, 2019
A type of jumping spider called Afraflacilla had never been documented in India—until now.
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Image of the Day: Coral Disease
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
A mysterious illness is causing tissue loss in many species.
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Emily Makowski | Oct 4, 2019
A frog performs a balancing act in a region where amphibians are threatened.