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A leaked draft of a report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that global warming is already affecting all continents and that additional pollution from heat-trapping gases will worsen the situation. “Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the…
How long can alligators live out of the water? Are there more animals out there that can re-grow body parts? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
Scientist believe they’ve solved the mystery of Death Valley’s “walking” rocks.
The ultimate “canaries in the coal mine,” these threatened birds are giving researchers clues to the kind of world we could lose if climate change ranges unchecked. Watch as these feathered dynamos strut, dance, and sway.
Researchers discover four new species of frog in the Peruvian Andes, three of which are see-through.
A massive grouper gobbles down a shark in one bite. The unfortunate victim seems to have been a meal of opportunity rather than part of a steady diet, according to an expert.
Editor’s Note: While Tim Profeta is on vacation, Jeremy Tarr, policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will author The Climate Post. Tim will post again August 28. A unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could change the way utilities and regulators consider electricity…
What was really the biggest flying dinosaur? Where do wasps get their zinc drill tips? Read this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
Two National Geographic-funded researchers working on different projects, were in for a surprise when they checked the tracking collar data on a lion and a kudu they were separately following.
Assisted reproduction is becoming one of the tools conservationists use to help manage endangered species populations.
Researchers discover that for snakes climbing trees, it’s all about safety first.
By Leanne Weiss Terry Herzik (67), Gary Thompson (71), and Lucy, Gary’s 8-year-old Chihuahua, board the Sunstar at dawn with enough food and fuel for the next three days. As they pull away, in their 34-foot vessel the sun is just beginning to rise over Fish Harbor, in San Pedro, Los Angeles. They’ll head southwest…
New research finds that female giant South American river turtles “talk” to their hatchlings.
Whales and dolphins express their anticipation of a reward by squealing like kids, a new study confirms for the first time.
Researchers discover special structures in deep sea shark eyes that allow the animals to navigate their gloomy environment.