"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared 21 species extinct Monday, including 10 birds and two freshwater fish."
"As leaves begin to blanket yards across the country this fall, many might be tempted to clear away the crunchy foliage. Not so fast, experts say." "Fallen leaves can provide critical wildlife habitat and benefit soil health".
"An unlikely group of New Yorkers is winning small victories in the battle to protect butterfly habitats."
"In our Pyrocene age, enormous wildfires aren’t merely damaging ecosystems but transforming them."
"When it comes to packing on the pounds to survive an Alaska winter, this year’s undisputed champ is Grazer."
"Scientists in Britain have found they can partially protect chickens from bird flu infections by editing their genes, signaling a new potential strategy to reduce the spread of the deadly virus."
"Skeena River sockeye have declined 75% since 1913. Woodland caribou have declined by more than half in the past century. But with the right resources, First Nations are bringing ancestral foods back from the brink".
"Dust swirls on the dirt roads running through more than 400,000 acres of cactus studded grasslands south of La Junta, Colo. Suddenly, Jessica LaPage spots the reason she's here: A two-toned brown tarantula about the size of an adult's fist, crawling through the scrubby plants".
"Earth's amphibians - from the thorny spike-thumb frog to the red knobby newt, West African giant squeaker, ornate tree toad and fire salamander - are being pushed closer to the brink due to habitat destruction, disease and climate change, with 41% of species now threatened with extinction."
"Experts say carbon sequestration projects that don’t prioritize biodiversity may be doing more harm than good, including to the climate."