How the BBC uses tiny cameras to capture incredible wildlife images

BBC wildlife filmmaker John Downer explains how new camera formats had changed the rules of the game—new small HD spy cameras can be hidden almost anywhere, allowing him and his team to get unique images that capture the true behavior of wild animals in a way it couldn't be done before. » 8/20/14 8:23pm Wednesday 8:23pm

How the World's Largest Solar Plant Wants To Fix Its Fried Bird Problem

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has a problem. The myriad mirrors that reflect the sun's searing rays onto towers that generate electricity also create a death ray that fries anything in its path, namely poor innocent birds flying through the desert. But don't worry. They're working on it. » 8/19/14 1:32pm Tuesday 1:32pm

This Warehouse Holds All Illegal Wildlife Goods Confiscated In The U.S.

Crocodile purses, polar bear rugs, ivory chalices—they're all illegal in the U.S. And no matter where they're confiscated, these pieces ends up in a warehouse outside Denver named the National Wildlife Property Repository, a haunting space filled with the frozen faces of endangered and extinct creatures. » 7/22/14 7:16pm 7/22/14 7:16pm

Attenborough's Next Amazing Nature Documentary Will Play on Oculus Rift

Sir David Attenborough is the grand master behind epic nature documentaries like Planet Earth and Blue Planet. His productions take us deep into entirely new worlds that few humans have ever visited. His next project will do that even more convincingly, powered by the amazing virtual reality powers of Oculus Rift. » 4/12/14 9:00am 4/12/14 9:00am

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

Redesigning Our Cities and Highways to Help Feed Monarch Butterflies

On highway medians, atop old landfills, in backyards—these are some of the places a monarch butterfly revival could begin. The yearly migration of monarchs from the northern U.S. and Canada to the warmer environs of Mexico was once a spectacular sight, and a now a rare one. Their numbers have dwindled. There's no… » 12/26/13 2:00pm 12/26/13 2:00pm

Camera-Equipped Elephants Filmed Wild Baby Tigers For the First Time…

It turns out there's an uneasy jungle truce between tigers and elephants. Tigers don't try to attack and eat full-grown pachyderms, and the elephants make sure not to trample the big cats. And it's this unofficial agreement that the BBC used to its advantage to capture the first footage of newborn tiger cubs in the… » 2/21/13 4:20pm 2/21/13 4:20pm