Witches’ Broom and the Conservation of “Ugly”

Should we kill trees because they’re ugly? At one point, conservationists did.

Matthew L. Miller

Why Are You Seeing Lots of Vultures Now?

Large flocks of vultures are circling, but it’s probably not because something is dead.

Christine Peterson

The Disturbingly Long Tapeworms of Alaskan Bears

What’s that trailing from the bear? (It's not the cute cub)...It's an overlooked (and gross) creature of salmon ecosystems.

Matthew L. Miller

Why Sick Bats Self-Isolate

Research shows that normally social bats self-isolate when sick.

Kris Millgate

Mammals, Wildlife Trade + the Next Global Pandemic

Scientists report a strong association between wildlife trade and zoonotic disease risk with 25% of mammal species in the trade hosting 75% of viruses known to be transmissible between animals and humans.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds

Bird feeding is spreading salmonella. Here’s how you can help.

Kris Millgate

Deformed Beaks: What We Know About An Alarming Bird Disease

Have you seen a bird with abnormally long and deformed beak? Here’s what’s happening.

Lauren D. Pharr

Charting a Future for People and Nature in Post-COVID India

Can science and technology in post-COVID India chart a more sustainable future?

Matthew L. Miller

Can Duck Poop Spread Invasive Fish?

New research shows carp eggs can remain viable after passing through a duck’s digestive tract.

Matthew L. Miller

Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

In northern Australia, scientists and young indigenous rangers are working together to gain a better understanding of billabong health.

Justine E. Hausheer

Can Toads Heal Themselves of Deadly Chytrid Fungus?

New evidence suggests some toads bask in sun to heal themselves of chytrid fungus.

Christine Peterson

A Breakthrough for Chronic Wasting Disease?

A new paper finds for the first time a way to deactivate Chronic Wasting Disease prions, using a common household product.

Lisa Ballard