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Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.
Catch a glimpse of wildfires from a rare perspective, as firefighters open a window into their world.
Plans to build a gondola to the floor of the Grand Canyon reveal tensions between park protection and public access, as well as competing ideas of sacred space.
Stress on schools, social services is making city of Manassas a battleground once again.
Madagascar researcher Christopher Golden finds surprising connections between the environment and humans.
A PTA mom/journalist tells how an Indonesian rhino became the hero of a book by elementary schoolchildren in Brooklyn, New York.
With California rivers low, professional and hobbyist miners uncover more metals through panning, sniping, and prospecting.
Take a peek at some familiar, and not-so-familiar, sharks-from great whites to sawsharks to Greenland sharks.
Minke whales feast under Antarctic sea ice with frequent gulps of krill-laden water, study finds.
The Northwest and northern California have been the center of this year's fire season, despite dry conditions in the Southwest.
A huge boneyard of 47 pterosaur fossils has revealed a new species and unprecedented insight into the lifestyles of the ancient flying beasts.
Richard Hendrickson of Long Island has been collecting valuable citizen science since long before the term was invented.
A scientific team commissioned by Mexico says vaquitas could be extinct by 2018 if gillnetting isn't banned immediately.
World Health Organization says untested drugs may help the fight against the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa.
California is threatened by drought, wildfires, smog, diseases, storms, and loss of native fish.
Our relationship with elephants—from circus entertainers to loggers to black market bounties-is often complex, if not cruel.
The Perseids meteor shower is set to peak on August 12, but it may have to battle a bright moon.
Use of an untested Ebola drug stirs the ethics debate on whether experimental therapies can be used in Africa.
In the face of increasingly devastating wildfires in the arid West, firefighters are turning to new technology.
Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales.