Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests
Interactive Infographic: How Salt Transforms Coastal Forests

Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.

Rising sea levels are pushing salty tides and storm surges farther inland, leading to the forest death and a shift from forested habitats to marsh.

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Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Climate Change Is Killing East Coast Forests
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2020
As the salty Atlantic Ocean pushes farther inland, forests are turning to marsh. Some scientists want to speed the transition.
Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Defender Found Dead
Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Defender Found Dead
Ashley Yeager | Jan 30, 2020
Details of Homero Gómez González’s death are not yet known.
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: Pika Populations
Image of the Day: Pika Populations
Emily Makowski | Sep 24, 2019
Geography plays a role in how the small mammals adapt to environmental changes.
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
External satellite transmitters fitted to the animals’ heads track their movements and habitat use.
Image of the Day: Ray of Light
Image of the Day: Ray of Light
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 22, 2018
The discovery of the world’s first known manta ray nursery will offer a glimpse into the animals’ juvenile stage.
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Increasing Seal Pup Numbers Influence Feral-Horse Feeding Habits
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 2016
Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.
A Cloud for Bats
Hayley Dunning | Aug 2, 2012
A unique habitat seeks to bring awareness to a disease decimating populations of the flying mammals.
Designing Bat Homes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 2, 2012
Strung between a cluster of trees in a quiet nature reserve in Buffalo, New York, is a collection of large, metal pods. For now, they are quiet day and night, but the pods' architect, Joyce Hwang, hopes that in future twilights, they will be buzzing