New Science Shows Seagrass Meadows Suppress Pathogens

After a bout of illness in Indonesia, scientists discover that seagrass meadows have bacteria-fighting superpowers that benefit people, fish and invertebrates.

Cara Cannon Byington

Recovery: Saving Loons from Lead Fishing Tackle

Loons face many hazards. Here’s one we can easily address: lead fishing tackle.

Ted Williams

Saving Bats: Finding Solutions for White-Nose Syndrome

It’s not enough to document the effects of white-nose syndrome. A new effort is testing methods to stop the spread of this deadly bat disease.

Lisa Feldkamp

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change will affect your health, your sports, even what you drink. A look at some of the more unexpected impacts.

Matthew L. Miller

Migratory Songbirds Transport New Ticks & Pathogens Across the Gulf

New research reveals that neotropical songbirds are transporting an estimated 19 million ticks and tick-borne pathogens to the United States each year.

Justine E. Hausheer

Bananas to Bats: The Science Behind the First Bats Successfully Treated for White-Nose Syndrome

Last week, the first bats successfully treated for white-nose syndrome were released back into the wild. A look at the surprising science behind this good news story.

Matthew L. Miller

Blood, Birds, and Ticks

Using data from the Mad Island Marsh bird hotspot, researchers are studying the ticks and tick-borne pathogens birds carry to the United States.

Justine E. Hausheer

Snake Fungal Disease: The White-Nose Syndrome for Reptiles?

Researchers in Vermont were tracking the movements of timber rattlesnakes for conservation planning, but they also made an unexpected discovery: snake fungal disease. Could these lesions be deadly to snakes ? Could it affect snake populations the way white-nose syndrome affects bats?

Matthew L. Miller