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Extending daylight hours could help decrease animal-vehicle collisions.

Rebecca Boyle, Contributor

Scientists find first evidence that oil from the spill reached land-based animals.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

A new study suggests the ecosystem -- and others like it -- can't be relied upon to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) are found throughout Central America. 

Scientists are combining new technologies to reveal how the animals use tree canopies.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Their growth is declining in the Adirondack Mountains, while scientists look for the culprit.

Alison F. Takemura, Contributor

Firefly proteins light up certain plants to reveal root system behavior.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Design flaw in a carnivorous plant could be its greatest asset.

Rachel Kaufman, Contributor

Environmentally friendly additives to road salt may still have tradeoffs.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Competition within species ebbs and flows and sometimes leads to extinction.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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