eBay Auction Gives Public The Opportunity To Name A New Moth SpeciesAn auction on eBay allows the public to name a new insect.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Floating Robot Tech Lets You Track Great White Sharks Swimming Along California Coast In Real TimeFor the first time ever, online and in real time, scientists as well as the public can detect and track the locations of white sharks along California's central coast.
VIDEO: Rare White Dolphin Spotted In Monterey BaySticking out like a sore thumb, a white dolphin was spotted amongst gray dolphins gliding across the Monterey Bay on Jan. 25.
Park Service Will Deploy Herd Of Goats To Chomp Invasive Plants At Point ReyesOfficials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland.
Lasers, Chemical Soup Used To Re-Create What May Be Life's First Spark On EarthThe researchers zapped clay and a chemical soup with the laser to simulate the energy of a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet. They ended up creating what can be considered crucial pieces of the building blocks of life.
Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating BirdsWith severe drought covering 95 percent of California, 'pop-up wetlands' are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.
Threat To Endangered Frogs Puts Tahoe Tree-Thinning Project On HoldThe U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe after a lawsuit raised concern about its effect on an endangered frog species.
Google Teams Up With Swiss Firm To Develop Smart Contact Lens For Diabetics, Visually ImpairedGoogle takes a giant step forward in bringing its smart contact lens technology to the masses by partnering with a Swiss pharmaceutical company that plans to use the lens to improve vision and monitor health conditions.
Sexual Cannibalism: Who Are The Most Feared Lovers In The Animal Kingdom?Pat Benatar famously sang "Love is a Battlefield”, but for some species that practice sexual cannibalism, it couldn't be clearer.
Lake Tahoe Scientists Press For Research To Remove Invasive FishScientists studying invasive species at Lake Tahoe are looking forward to a chance to press for more long-term research when Al Gore returns to an environmental summit next weekend.
California Spider Species Named For U2's BonoA scientist from Alabama's Auburn University named a species of trapdoor spider found in California's Joshua Tree National Park after U2's lead singer.