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.
Image of the Day: Puma Genome Sequencing
Image of the Day: Puma Genome Sequencing
Emily Makowski | Oct 21, 2019
The big cats show signs of inbreeding despite conservation efforts to diversify their populations.
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 27, 2019
Scientists hope to breed the species in captivity because their habitat has nearly disappeared.
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2018
A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2017
The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.
One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened
One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened
Karen Zusi | Oct 6, 2015
A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.
Global Tree Count Updated
Global Tree Count Updated
Karen Zusi | Sep 3, 2015
Latest study puts the total number of trees on Earth at 3 trillion, well above previous estimates.
Butterflies in Peril
Butterflies in Peril
Bob Grant | Aug 12, 2015
Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.