New research has shown that birds in urban cities are adapting to noise and the light. Biologists wonder: can pass on these adaptations in their genes?
A proposed gold mine at the headwaters of the East Fork South Fork Salmon River has sparked outrage among conservationists, due to the extreme environmental impacts of the mine
A silver lining outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic? Coral reefs in Hawaii may be becoming healthier with fewer swimmers in the water.
Low moisture levels in plant life give us a clue as to why firefighters are gearing up for one of the worst fire seasons yet.
Bringing back the Lahontan cutthroat trout: a story about a fluke finding, genetic study and a tribe’s hard work
Lahontan cutthroat trout went locally extinct in Pyramid Lake in the 1940s. But some determined folks and genetic research have brought the fish back, restoring an important cultural and economic asset for local Paiute people.
More than 60 percent human viruses originally come from animals.
For the past decade, these researchers around the globe have been working to identify risky viruses before they infect humans.
The team found a new Ebola virus in bats in Sierra Leone, and has worked with various communities to reduce exposure.
Cheatgrass is an invasive plant that is contributing to hotter and more frequent fires in the intermountain West. And, it’s tough to eradicate.
A tortoise adoption group trains people to become custodians for long-lived but endangered desert tortoises in Nevada.