Scientists have long believed that only plants, algae, some bacteria, and a few invertebrates were capable of taking advantage of photosynthesis, which converts sunlight directly into energy. But now, for the first time, a photosynthetic vertebrate has been found, according to Nature. Leer más.
Sixteen species, including the barn owl, the snowy egret and the Blanding’s turtle, would be removed from the state’s endangered species list under a plan approved by the state Department of Natural Resources Board Wednesday. Leer más.
Leatherback sea turtles connect cultures, seas and continents on their epic trans-ocean migrations. For 100 million years they have populated the world’s oceans. Societies around the planet revere them as symbols of good luck, prosperity and fecundity. Yet, these timeless and unique animals are in danger of extinction. Leer más.