What’s Killing The Mekong Giant Catfish?

Eight pieces of fish-shaped candy sit in a stylized river made of yarn and glass pebbles.

Meet the Mekong Giant Catfish, which can weigh up to 770 pounds, has no teeth, and looks absolutely ridiculous. But they’re disappearing quickly — having been listed by the IUCN as a critically endangered species in 2011.

Meadow ‘sponges’ can help store water as snowpack shrinks

Several people carrying equipment walk single-file through a meadow of tall grass toward trees at the back.

A project to restore a damaged meadow in the Sierra Nevada shows the possibilities for improving an important mountain ecosystem. It can also store precious groundwater as climate change shrinks mountain snowpack, a vital source of fresh water in the American West.