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This photo confirms that your tongue is basically a microbe party
Microbes live in communities together with their buds, the new image shows.
For prairie flowers, fire is the ultimate matchmaker
Some like it hot.
California’s trees could shift as global warming forces birds to move out
Song surveys show that species key to spreading seeds are shuffling up and down the mountain.
Northern California’s coasts are turning into underwater deserts
Urchin barrens are the new normal in the once-flourishing ecosystem.
Does Death Valley have a wild ass problem?
The national park’s exotic donkeys might not be the nuisance we thought they were.
Global warming is forcing species to reorganize their ecosystems
While the number of species at a given location is staying relatively the same, who is present is changing fast
These interactive maps show exactly how nature helps us
The information could be used to improve water quality, crop production, and storm protection.
A carbon-neutral burger? It’s not impossible.
By treating cows as part of the grassland ecosystem, some ranchers are already farming sustainable beef.
We’ve lost almost 3 billion birds in the U.S. and Canada since 1970
Scientists say it’s time to act to protect avian species
Your favorite pristine beach is founded on mass invertebrate death
Beach hoppers and crabs play crucial roles in coastal ecosystems, but human interventions are killing them off.