California sea otter populations have rebounded in recent decades. New research finds that by feasting on shore crabs, these otters are helping to protect their coastal marsh habitat against erosion.
Spiderwebs can capture environmental DNA, or eDNA, from vertebrate animals in their area, potentially making them a useful tool in animal monitoring, tracking and conservation.
Yes, that's right, somebody has developed AI for goose faces.
The official naming organization for birds in the U. S. is making a bold move, after concerns were raised about birds being named after people with questionable histories.
When you see a dead butterfly, put it an envelope, stamp it and stick it in the mail. Scientists want to see if certain contaminants are present in butterflies, and may be why so many of the insects are in steep population decline.
Sally Sierer Bethea's new book, Keeping the Chattahoochee, is part love letter to the river, part call-to-action for those who want to protect it.
The Devils Hole pupfish's natural habitat is a single water-filled hole in a cave in the Nevada desert. Its numbers at one point dwindled to just 35 animals. How does it manage to survive?
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is asking everyday people to help by counting bats on summer evenings.
Peat, the foundation of the Okefenokee Swamp and of wetlands around the world, serves as an important global hedge against climate change.
A California-based company claims it has doubled the growth rate of their GMO trees. What may be even more exciting to Georgia growers — and the heart of the business model — is what the company promises about how much carbon this new forest can store.
The German cockroach evolved to live only in human environments. This roach is very good at adapting to pest control methods — even if it means changing its mating rituals.
Researchers who detected environmental DNA, or eDNA, in two zoos say the technique could one day be used to look for endangered species in remote locations in the wild.
The Coastal Ecology Lab and its project partners, Okefenokee Swamp Park, welcomed new life on Monday in the form of 25 alligator babies.
Ecologist Suzanne Simard says trees are "social creatures" that communicate with each other in remarkable ways — including warning each other of danger and sharing nutrients at critical times.
The waters off the Georgia coast are a vital calving ground for the North Atlantic Right Whale. This calving season, which winds down in April, has been a rare bright spot for the critically endangered whales, with scientists counting more babies than in the last three seasons combined. But experts say the gains may not be enough to save the species. On this episode of Georgia Today, we hear the latest on efforts to protect the right whale.