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To biologists’ delight, the Azuay stubfoot toad, believed to be extinct after its last sighting in 2002, has just leapt back to life.
Fish and other creatures in remote stretches of the Colorado River are contaminated with levels of mercury and selenium known to harm wildlife.
Former National Geographic Traveler Editor Keith Bellows was “the Will Rogers of travel, a guy who never visited a place he didn’t like.”
“A giant in the world of travel journalism,” Bellows was dedicated to cultivating travel as a powerful way to teach people about the world’s cultures and economies.
National Geographic's photo community created haunting images for this Great Energy Challenge assignment.
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says politicians shouldn’t withhold bad news. People need to know so they can deal with it.
Hurricanes have largely avoided the U.S. coast since 2005, but there have been many serious storms and near-misses.
Hurricane Katrina had lasting effects on the physical and social makeup of the Big Easy.
Being tiny and moving slowly are key for animals who live on the flip side.
At most any state fair you’ll find thrills and chills, not to mention prize-winning pies, porkers, parades, and plush toys.
The sun illuminates icy fountains on one of Saturn's moons and wildfires rage around Lake Baikal.
A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.
A 2012 story on the religious uses of illegal ivory spurred new efforts to save elephants. But the slaughter continues unabated.
Most offspring of problem bears end up in zoos. Is that the right place for them?
Predictions from a few years ago already are outdated. “Sea levels are rising faster than they were 50 years ago, and it's very likely to get worse,” one scientist says.
Picking the right wingman could make or break the chances for a less desirable male túngara frog to find a mate, a new study says.
New Orleanians describe the hard journey back home ten years after their beloved city was destroyed by floodwaters when the levees broke.
The National Zoo's strategy of continually swapping the twins between an incubator and their mother wasn't enough to keep one alive.
A distinctly multicultural trading center grew rich on trade between east and west, until it rebelled against its most powerful customer.
There's little a person can do in the face of Africa's top predator, experts say.