Perhaps more than any other animal, polar bears are used to represent the dangers of climate change—as in a recent viral video. So why are deniers seizing on them too?

December 22, 2017

The United States has the greatest freshwater mussel diversity on the planet, but some populations haven’t reproduced in 100 years. This is bad news for humans, too.

December 08, 2017

To save the critically endangered Ridgway’s hawk, scientists sent it to this Dominican resort town.

November 30, 2017

Red-cockaded woodpeckers, eastern cottontails, and eagles can thank turkeys (and conservationists) for saving their homes.

November 21, 2017

From climate change to kidnappings, the threats are adding up against these tiny, adorable cervids.

November 17, 2017

Despite global lows in sea ice coverage, too much ice (also caused by climate change) may be to blame for this Antarctica disaster.

November 09, 2017

Meet the frizzy-haired Tapanuli orangutan, already among the world’s most imperiled great apes.

November 02, 2017

Nonnative wildlife and pets are running amok in New Zealand, but these canines are part of the solution.

October 26, 2017

A new study finds that the world’s largest and smallest species are closest to the brink of oblivion.

October 20, 2017

How do you bring tigers back to a region after decades of extinction? First you rebuild their ecosystem.

October 13, 2017