From a tiny laboratory in Washington state, one marine biologist has set out to scan all 33,000 known fish species in the world.
A week after China said it was cracking down on sales of ivory, the national carrier, Air China, said it would no longer allow shark fins to be transported as cargo on its flights.
Business | Food | Nation | Science | Flora and Fauna | EnvironmentNPR | Jan. 13, 2017 7:56 a.m.
About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish, especially ones we've never appreciated before.
Nation | Science | Health | Flora and FaunaNPR | Jan. 12, 2017 3:22 p.m.
Killer whales are one of only three species known to have menopause. Researchers are looking at the conflict and cooperation between older and younger female whales to understand why.
The creature, which roamed ocean floors over 500 million years ago, went years without a definitive scientific classification. Now, researchers think the oddball finally has a group to call its own.
The protected designation for the rusty patched bumble bee is also the first of its kind for a bee species in the continental U.S. It has seen a dramatic decline in numbers and territory.
Scientists named a new species of gibbon ape after Star Wars rebel character Luke Skywalker. Like similar species that live in China and Myanmar, the so-called skywalker hoolock gibbon is endangered.
The scared deer splayed on the frozen river was broadcast live by multiple television channels on Monday, in some cases for more than three hours, as rescue workers tried to get it to safety.
Health | Food | Nation | Science | Flora and Fauna | EnvironmentNPR | Jan. 10, 2017 9:54 a.m.
A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crab, clams and mussels — and harms us if we eat them.
The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.