July 12, 2021 By Allison Keeley The New Yorker
Bacalar is poised to become one of the country’s great tourist destinations—if its ecosystem can survive.
July 9, 2021 By Catrin Einhorn The New York Times
The combination of extraordinary heat and drought that hit the Western United States and Canada over the past two weeks has killed hundreds of millions of marine animals and continues to threaten untold species in freshwater, according to a preliminary estimate and interviews with scientists.
July 8, 2021 By Veronique Greenwood The New York Times
Sea otters run hot. It’s not just a manner of speaking: Scientists have found that the furry mammals’ metabolisms work at a rate three times what might normally be expected from a creature their size, burning swiftly through calories.
June 23, 2021 By Max G. Levy Wired
Scale markings reveal that this weird fish’s lifespan is double what scientists first estimated. That also means they’re closer to extinction than we thought.
June 21, 2021 By Greg Allen NPR
In Florida, wildlife managers and environmental groups are stunned by a record number of manatee deaths. More than 750 manatees have died since the beginning of the year, the most deaths ever recorded in a five month period. Most of the deaths are in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, where a large die-off of seagrass has left manatees without enough to eat.