These Incredible Man-Made Highways Are Built Just for Animals

Humans don't exactly have a stellar record when it comes to environmental stewardship, but that doesn't mean we aren't trying. Numerous projects around the world are working to rebuild lost habitats, protect vital wildlife highways, and regenerate lost populations. Here are a few man-made structures built on behalf of… » 3/16/14 9:00am 3/16/14 9:00am

South Korea Is Building a Series of Biodomes for Endangered Species

Planet Earth is falling apart. It sounds a bit dramatic when you put it in such stark terms, but, in many ways, it's true. The list of endangered species grows every year as humans bulldoze more habitats and belch more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. What's an environmentalist to do? » 3/03/14 1:20pm 3/03/14 1:20pm

New Maps Show Forests Disappearing in Real Time

The world is vast and travel budgets finite, so looking for deforestation as it's happening all over the world is nigh impossible. That is, of course, unless you have an all seeing eye in the sky—and, hey, you know what, there are satellites orbiting over all of our heads right now. Global Forest Watch is a new, near… » 2/21/14 10:20am 2/21/14 10:20am

This Wind-Powered Tumbleweed Robot Aims to End Desertification

Robots have a hard time walking. They're getting better! But we're a ways away from having a robot that you can send on an excursion through a dune-covered desert. That's why, when he wanted to design a robot to collect climate data, designer Shlomi Mir looked to nature. Specifically, to tumbleweeds. » 2/06/14 1:40pm 2/06/14 1:40pm

Sorry Cat Lovers, Cats Are an Invasive Species, Too

When we think of invasive species, we tend to think of the exotic: Burmese pythons, Asian carp, or any of the bizarre creatures terrorizing Florida. But the truth is, our beloved cats can also be bad news for other species. » 1/30/14 4:00pm 1/30/14 4:00pm

Stubborn Whooping Cranes Refuse to Fly South, So They Will Be Trucked

Conservationists have made huge efforts to coax endangered whooping cranes to fly south. Still, the birds, who started their journey in Wisconsin, have alighted in Alabama and refuse to fly any further. So these conservationists will now deliver them, by truck, to their end destination in Florida. » 2/02/12 8:40pm 2/02/12 8:40pm

Melting Ice Is Crushing and Drowning Baby Seals

Harp seals use sea ice as their chilly love nests, and after the lovin' leads to babies, parents nurse for just 12 days before the pups are on their own. But their ice dens have been melting beneath the baby seals, and when that happens, their chances of survival are slim. » 1/13/12 9:20pm 1/13/12 9:20pm