Horseshoe crab blood (and, why conservation pays)

Jun 16, 2014
The race to find a synthetic replacement for the blood of horse shoe crabs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, nature, horseshoe crabs

The price of nature conservation in the U.K.

Jun 25, 2012
In the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature. They've created a group called the Natural Capital Committee, which will put a dollar value on landscapes, river purity, and wildlife.
Posted In: Britain, nature, conservation

U.N. warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Jun 5, 2012
The United Nations World Heritage Organization says the Great Barrier Reef may soon be on its endangered list if Australia doesn't control its industrial development in the next eight months.
Posted In: Australia, nature, oceans, United Nations

Preserving endangered sounds and discovering Ctrl-F

Nov 21, 2011
Bernie Krause is stockpiling sounds that are fading away.
Posted In: sounds, nature

What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

Aug 31, 2010
When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...
Posted In: Bugs, catching, conservation, fireflies, insects, nature, summer