• Facebook August 13, 2019 10:39 pm

    Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

    Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaims, “I’m flying! I’m flying!” Moore moves to release the hours-old monarch onto the boy’s outstretched...

  • New Hampshire April 2, 2018 7:33 pm

    Kristen Bell Narrates Cuddly IMAX Documentary ‘Pandas'

    Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actress’ affinity for animals, especially those of the cute and cuddly variety. So when the people behind the new IMAX original film “Pandas” asked “The Good Place” star if she would consider narrating the documentary, it was a no-brainer.

  • Mexico December 8, 2016 6:03 pm

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • New York March 24, 2016 11:20 am

    Rainbow-Colored Bird Draws Bird Watchers to Vermont Town

    Bird watchers have flocked to a small town in Vermont hoping to catch a glimpse of the painted bunting, a rare bird described as a “flying rainbow” that normally doesn’t fly north of the Carolinas on the East Coast....
    It’s the sixth time since 1993 a painted bunting has been recorded in Vermont, said Kent McFarland, a conservation biologist with the...

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