Rachel Carson’s influential book Silent Spring, which documented the effects of the indiscriminate widespread use of pesticides on the environment, was published back in 1962, nearly 60 years ago now. … [Read full article]
In Mozambique, human honey hunters communicate and cooperate with a species of bird called the greater honeyguide in order to find bee hives. They do this by making a certain vocalization to … [Read full article]
Today’s World Animal Day, celebrated across the globe since a 1931 convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy, conceived of it as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species. They … [Read full article]
Okay, so people have seen this video about owls five million times since zefrank1 published it on YouTube last July (photo: ear of an owl). Zefrank1 owls is still one … [Read full article]
Giant insects with wingspans of more than two feet used to rule the skies from 300-150 million years ago. New research is suggesting that they were killed off by … [Read full article]
Almost seven million birds die every year in North America by running into communication towers during migration. There are 84,000 communication towers in North America, and they can rise … [Read full article]
Top climate science news of the past day: Live Q&A with Climate Scientist Dr Michael Mann (TODAY) The UK’s Guardian is hosting a live question and answer with Dr. Michael … [Read full article]
If you’ve seen the beautiful movie Fly Away Home, this might really bring out some sentimental feelings… and the picture above might remind you of something. But the story … [Read full article]
I would venture a guess to say that the vast majority of Americans have never heard of the sage grouse, let alone seen one. Sage grouse used to be one … [Read full article]
You would never think that a bird could attack a much bigger animal, especially a tiger! But it does happen! Smaller animals can attack bigger ones as well. Size isn’t always what’s most important.
This is an amazing story. Seriously. Just watch:
After sharing the photos and video of baby tiger and orangutan friends the other day, one of our Facebook friends, Rachael Rose, commented that she had run across a video of an owl and cat playing together. Another adorable animal friends story, so sharing it above.
Yasuni National Park, located 250 km inland along the Eastern most border of Ecuador, is a world record holder in biodiversity richness: The roughly 10,000 km² forest is home to … [Read full article]