Monarch butterflies are important culturally and ecologically across North America. Generations of schoolchildren have reared monarchs in classrooms, watching in wonder as striped caterpillars ...
Synthetic phosphate fertilizer poses a serious threat to our environment. Phosphate rock mining, along with the inorganic fertilizers and animal feed supplements and pesticides for which phosphate is ...
No law has done more to save wildlife from extinction than the Endangered Species Act. It’s the reason bald eagles soar from coast to coast, grizzlies and wolves roam the Rockies, blue whales migrate ...
Monarch butterflies are as American as apple pie, having once been found in backyards across the country. Generations of schoolchildren have reared monarchs in classrooms, watching in wonder as ...
Native to the Gila River basin, the loach minnow and spikedace are adapted to the beautiful yet vulnerable ecology of southwestern desert rivers. These rare, pint-sized fish are just two of many river ...
The largest of the true foxes, red foxes are also the most widespread, found across the entire northern hemisphere. But secretive Sierra Nevada red foxes — genetically and geographically distinct from ...
DESCRIPTION: The medium tree finch is a chunky, wren-like finch. The male has a black head, grayish-brown upperparts, and whitish or yellowish underparts. The female has a grayish-brown head. HABITAT: ...
Can you think of a more destructive way to extract resources than blowing up a mountain? How about if the waste from doing it is dumped straight into mountain streams? Mountaintop removal is a radical ...
Scientists have estimated that globally, 1 in 6 bee species is regionally extinct and more than 40 percent are vulnerable to extinction. [16] In the United States there are about 4,000 native bee ...
Each colored area on this map represents a different country's mining claim in the Clario-Clipperton zone. Map courtesy International Seabed Authority.
For generations, Nevada’s big-eyed, black-freckled Dixie Valley toad thrived in a small desert oasis, hidden from humans. But by the time scientists described it in 2017, the toad was already ...
The Sonoyta mud turtle has evolved as an aquatic species in one of the driest parts of the Sonoran Desert. With webbed feet and an innate ability to swim, this turtle depends heavily on what little ...