The Coronavirus Is Not Mother Nature’s Revenge
Ideas about natural and unnatural behavior causing disaster are simple, easy—and wrong.
This Canadian River Disappeared in Four Days Thanks to Climate Change
Lost river is the first case of ‘river piracy’ in the modern era. Geologists say it has wreaked havoc on the local ecosystem.
More Good News: There Are Fluorescent Frogs in South America
Fluorescence was unheard of in amphibians until now.
It’s World Wildlife Day and We’re All Not So Slowly Dying
Observe the day by reflecting that we’re all inching closer toward mass extinction.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar From Hell
A nondescript pest is threatening African food stocks — and could be headed to Europe and Asia.
China’s Gold Rush in the Hills of Appalachia
Buyers in Hong Kong and Beijing are paying top dollar for wild American ginseng, fueling a digging frenzy that could decimate the revered root for good.
Stopping the World’s Most Rapacious Invasive Species, One Fillet at a Time
The Pacific lionfish has taken over the Caribbean, killing reefs and decimating local species. Could Whole Foods be the answer?
How the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’ Got Its Name
Four children and a shark researcher spoke in a Google Hangout. The rest is taxonomic history.
If a Tree Falls in a National Park …
Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon?