Court Says No to Drilling for Oil in the Arctic, a Huge Win for Polar Bears

December 13, 2020 at 1:55 am




A federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s plan to to drill for oil in polar bear habitat in the Arctic Ocean

Maps Show How Dramatically Fertilizer is Choking the Great Lakes

December 11, 2020 at 4:11 pm




The Great Lakes are turning into giant “dead zones” like the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. If we don’t change the way we grow food, we will destroy 1/5 of the world’s fresh surface water and all the fish in it. 

 

After Surviving Two Ice Ages, The Muskox is Bouncing Back From Near Extinction

December 8, 2020 at 11:53 pm




Muskoxen have outlived wooly mammoths and sabertooth tigers. Efforts to repopulate the Arctic bring hope the prehistoric beasts can survive our latest warm spell.

Mom and baby muskox at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2012. CREDIT: Doug Lindstrand

The “Christmas Star” Reappears for the First Time in 800 Years This Winter Solstice

December 5, 2020 at 3:03 am




What some astronomers believe to be “the Star of Bethlehem” will shine brightest on the darkest day (Dec. 21) of one of our darkest years.

Man Uses a GPS Tracker to Turn His Bike Rides Into Gigantic Drawings

December 4, 2020 at 3:15 pm




If you’re having a bad day, remember there’s a man named “Bichelangelo” that makes masterpieces with his bike

People are Painting Acorns to Make Them Cuter than Ever

December 2, 2020 at 7:46 pm




Painted acorns make the perfect DIY Christmas ornaments or stocking stuffers

New Glass-Domed Train Offers Breathtaking Views From Colorado Rockies to Utah’s Red Rocks

December 1, 2020 at 4:59 am




See the unseen Wild West on a “glass train” ride!

Sleeping Whales: Photographer Reveals What Whales Look Like When They Snooze

November 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm




Sperm whales organize themselves into strange vertical patterns at bedtime, appearing to sleep “standing up”

Stephane Granzotto: National Geographic

Colorado Votes to Bring Back Wolves For the First Time Since the 1940s

November 21, 2020 at 3:07 pm




Colorado voters approve historic ballot initiative to reintroduce gray wolves to the Rocky mountains, where they’ve been extinct for nearly a century

Here’s How Bees and Butterflies See Flowers. No Wonder They Love Them!

November 19, 2020 at 7:23 pm




Humans are blind to ultraviolet light, but bugs can see it, and boy are they lucky! Ultraviolet florescence photography gives us a hint of how flowers look to pollinators.