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

Iceland Is Making Beer Out of Dead Whales (Update: No, They're Not)

These days, brewers get pretty creative with what they put in their beer. You can get beer containing anything from donuts to moon dust. And, wacky as it is, weird beer is a pretty fun conversation starter. That is, until you start putting endangered species in it. » 1/10/14 4:20pm 1/10/14 4:20pm

A Man Was Caught Smuggling Almost 14 Percent of an Entire Species

Last week at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok authorities arrested a Thai man after discovering 54 Ploughshare Tortoises in a suitcase he retrieved from a luggage carousel. That's a lot of tortoises, particularly when you consider that the Ploughshare is one of the rarest species on the planet,… » 3/28/13 2:20pm 3/28/13 2:20pm

Panda Blood Might Contain a Secret Weapon For Battling Superbugs

Conservationists have long been working to prevent pandas from going extinct. And their efforts might now have a renewed focus as researchers from the Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University have discovered an antibody in panda blood that's extremely effective at killing fungus and bacteria. » 1/01/13 11:00am 1/01/13 11:00am

The Drastic Plan to Save the Spotted Owl By Massacring Other Owls and …

As efforts to save the spotted owl seem to be failing, the government is getting ready to try some experimental forestry to keep the species alive. Apparently the scientific approach is to hunt down the owl's competition and let the loggers in. In other words: There are some hard times ahead for the barred owl. » 3/02/12 12:44pm 3/02/12 12:44pm