Some of Canada's Lakes Are Turning Into Jelly Thanks to Acid Rain

It's a real bummer to hear that 150 years of industrialization wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands to recover. It's a much bigger bummer to see the situation in real life. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. » 11/19/14 11:53am 11/19/14 11:53am

​Florida Votes 'Yes' On Biggest Land Conservation Bill Ever

Florida men took a break from posing for mugshots Tuesday to overwhelmingly vote in favor of, "the largest land conservation measure ever approved in a single state." Florida Amendment 1 earmarks $1 billion a year to conservation efforts, for the next 20 years. » 11/07/14 1:34pm 11/07/14 1:34pm

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 2:03pm 8/20/14 2:03pm

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 8/19/14 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

Feral Parrots of Tokyo Are a Spooky Presence Flocking Above

Birds are a traditional subject of nature photography, and usually are seen as specimens of beauty. But the parrots that soar and roost around Tokyo are portrayed in the work of Yoshinori Mizutani quite differently. » 7/01/14 12:17pm 7/01/14 12:17pm

Visit Spain, See Wolves

Which country in Western Europe has more wolves than Montana, Idaho and Wyoming combined? Spain. What follows is my experience finding the wolves and how you can too. » 6/10/14 10:47pm 6/10/14 10:47pm

How To Fight A Bear And Win

The most common large predators you'll encounter outdoors in North America, bears also really, really, really want to eat your food and sometimes even you. Here's how to keep them from getting either. » 5/08/14 2:32pm 5/08/14 2:32pm

Resilient Birds In Chernobyl Are Actually Adapting to Radiation

Chernobyl is a scary, seemingly sinister place, where trees don't decay and plants glow. A newly published study, however, shows that not all living things are necessarily doomed in this radioactive wasteland. Some birds in the exclusion zone are actually adapting to the harsh environment. » 4/28/14 4:24pm 4/28/14 4:24pm

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Percent

Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're effective at stopping poachers. Very effective: In the pilot program, drones reduced poaching by a remarkable 96 percent. » 4/25/14 11:22am 4/25/14 11:22am

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

This Year's Best Wildlife Photograph Required Serious Balls to Take

Have ever sat mere yards from a herd of elephants as they drank at a watering hole? What about had one brush by just inches from you? Or then tried to photograph the whole thing? No? Well, it's a good job Greg du Toit did, then. » 10/16/13 6:49am 10/16/13 6:49am

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

This Is What Happens When a Lion Steals Your Camera

We all worry from time to time about having our tech stolen. But when Ed Hetherington travelled to Zimbabwe for a wildlife photography adventure, he probably didn't expect to have his camera snatched by a lion. » 11/27/12 6:23am 11/27/12 6:23am

This Devilish Alligator Has Not Been Photoshopped

This stunning picture of an alligator looks like it's been photoshopped. Amazingly, it's not been manipulated at all—which is why it's snagged a prize in the UK Natural History Museum's wildlife photographer of the year competition. » 10/18/12 5:49am 10/18/12 5:49am

You Won't Believe How Amazing This Wildlife Photography Contest Winner…

Wildlife photography can be grueling, tedious work, but the payoff is sometimes you get something as amazing as this British Wildlife Photography Awards winner. It's of gannets (birds), diving into the sea off the coast of north Scotland. And it's breathtaking. » 9/25/12 10:49am 9/25/12 10:49am

Exotic Wild Animals Are on the Loose in Ohio, Police Asking People to…

Eastern Ohio is shut down right now because exotic wild animals—bears, tigers, lions, cheetahs, wolves and other wildlife—are running amok. Police have been hunting down these animals throughout the night and have killed about 30 out of the 48 animals on the loose. » 10/19/11 9:04am 10/19/11 9:04am

Putting Smart Collars on Wild Animals Will Help Us Predict Their Wild…

Though adding "smart collars" to animals in the wild doesn't do anything for the animal, it helps us humans better understand their habits. Which hopefully means we end up helping the animals. » 8/30/11 3:20pm 8/30/11 3:20pm