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Tiny fish's survival hangs in the balance as severe drought and decades of water pumping drain its habitat.
In Portugal and elsewhere, noninvasive research techniques are gently revealing the past, without the disruption of digging.
Snow in mountains is only 6 percent of normal, worsening drought.
Tiny pupfish have adapted their respiration to go without oxygen for long stretches.
A total lunar eclipse will dazzle sky-watchers in the western half of North America.
Hubble’s lead imaging scientist shares his favorite celestial views from the space telescope.
Snowshoeing through Harvard Forest is a chance to ponder the fate of forests on a rapidly warming planet.
Facing historic drought, the state will require a 25 percent cut for consumers, but not for farms.
Lessons learned from traveling to 196 countries include what old camel meat tastes like and why toilet paper is the best economic indicator.
It's no April Fools' prank—the predators are becoming increasingly comfortable in cities, which offer more opportunities for prey.
Four-million-year date for skeleton suggests South Africa figures more prominently in early human evolution than thought.
Some urchins waste away, others come out of hiding as the fallout from sea star disease ripples along the California coast.
Warblers that weigh about as much as a stack of 12 business cards fly thousands of miles across the Atlantic during their fall migration.
“Neanderthal bone flutes” were the work of scavenging hyenas, a new study says.
Learn about 5 great hoaxes, including the famous Swiss spaghetti harvest.
Making sense of a growing conflict that involves a bewildering number of players
But overall climate picture for southernmost continent remains "complex," say scientists.
White House submits targets for meeting UN goals on climate change.
Photographers in Latvia saved the lives of two male mute swans, which likely got stuck together while fighting for territory.
From sleepy bald eaglets to clamoring owlets, get a bird's-eye view of new families in their nests.