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Koalas use their noses to find friends and avoid enemies
The marsupials employ their large snouts for everything from sniffing out toxins to saying hello.
Baby sharks are eating the birds that live in your backyard
Tiger shark barf reveals sparrows and woodpeckers are on the menu.
Most large rivers don’t flow freely anymore
A new study shows just how few waterways move unimpeded to the ocean.
Puffy unicorn stickers could save millions of migrating birds each year
Windows pose a lethal threat to migrating birds. But humans can help.
Earth’s most invasive species is a frog-killing fungus
The international pet trade has helped a fungal infection spread to 501 species of amphibians.
Warblers live longer with a little child-rearing help from their friends
Girl power in the wild.
Rattlesnake roundups are a southern tradition. They’re also an ecological disaster.
It’s not just that people kill snakes en masse—it’s how they do it.
Love the taste of whiskey? Thank an oak tree
Excerpt: The Flavor of Wood
Some national parks won’t recover from the government shutdown for decades
Joshua Tree and other deserts house sensitive soil crust communities.
The world’s largest organism is being eaten alive by deer
His name is Pando and he’s very nice.