Nature News

September 2018

Spiders Cover Coastline in Wispy Webs in Aitoliko, Greece — See Photos & Video (BGR, 9/20/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Nudibranchs are Beautiful — See Photos (Hakai, 9/19/18).

Yes, Save the Honeybees, but the World Needs Wasps, Too — See Photos (BBC News, 9/19/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Aggressive Canadian Green Crab Migrating into Maine Waters Are Bad News for Coastal Ecosystem — See Photo (New York Post, 9/19/18).

Hurricane-Strength Storm Ali Hits Ireland, Scotland — See Map & News Report (CBS, 9/19/18). See more video here.

Florence: The Aftermath — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 9/18/18).

Mosquitoes Carrying Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Georgia (Fox 5, 9/18/18). Read more here.

Family Stumbles on Giant Jellyfish on New Zealand Beach — See Photos (Fox News, 9/18/18). Read more, see more photos here. See video here.

Florida Governor “Red Tide Rick” Scott Booed Out of Restaurant — See Photos & Videos (The Hill, 9/18/18).

Deadly Mosquito-Borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Michigan (ClickonDetroit, 9/18/18).

Termites are Creepy…and Amazing — See Photos (The Guardian, 9/18/18).

Japanese Billionaire Buys All Seats on Elon Musk’s Planned 2023 Tourist Trip around Moon — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 9/18/18).

 Mama Bear Kills Hunter, Rangers Kill Mama & Cub in Grand Teton (AP, 9/17/18).

Summer Ends, Fall Begins in 5 Days — See Photos & Diagrams (EarthSky, 9/17/18).

Report: Turtles are Fast Disappearing — See Photo (COSMOS, 9/17/18).

Canadian Gold Miners Discover Intact Remains of 50,000-Year-Old Wolf Pup — See Photos (BGR, 9/17/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Bradford Pear Trees are Everywhere, and That’s a Problem — See Photos (The Washington Post, 9/17/18).

Scientists Probe Why Great Whites Gather in Area of Pacific Dubbed White Shark Cafe — See Photos & Map (San Francisco Chronicle, 9/16/18). Read more, see more photos and maps here.

• Opinion: Florence Will Change Thinking about Climate Change (The Guardian, 9/15/18). Read more, see photos here.

Young Man Killed in Shark Attack on Cape Cod — See Photos & Video (WCBV5, 9/15/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

Florence Makes Landfall — See Photos, Maps & Video (The New York Times, 9/14/18). Read more, see more photos and video hereherehere and here.

Wildlife Officials Mount 2nd Attempt to Remove “Nuisance” Mountain Goats from Washington’s Olympic National Park — See Photos (The Washington Post, 9/14/18).

Researchers Discover 3 New Gel-Like Species of Snailfish Living 4.5 Miles Down in Atacama Trench — See Photos & Video (The Guardian, 9/14/18).

What Humans Do to, Want from Barrier Islands Often Conflicts with What Nature Intends — See Photos, Diagram & Video (The Conversation, 9/14/18).

550-Mile-Wide Typhoon Mangkhut Slams Philippines with 120 MPH Winds — See Photos, Map & Video (The New York Times, 9/14/18). Read more, see more photos and video herehere, here, here and here.

India Asks Famous Hunter to Find Tigress Accused of Killing, Eating 13 People — See Photos (The Telegraph News, 9/14/18).

Study: Britain’s Cornwall, South Devon Originally Part of Land Mass Now Called France — See Photo & Map (The Guardian, 9/14/18). Read more, see more photos, maps and video here and here.

Study: It Only Takes 1 Piece of Marine Plastic to Kill a Sea Turtle — See Photos (BBC News, 9/14/18).

Study: Plants React Chemically When Caterpillars Attack — See Video (COSMOS, 9/14/18).

Partial Collapse of Beach Cliff Endangers Visitors, Tour Boats on Greek Island — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 9/13/18).

African Swine Fever Threatens Millions of Pigs in China — See Photos, Listen to Radio Segment (NPR, 9/13/18). Read more, see more photos, maps, charts and videos here.

Diagnosis: Man Develops Nasty Boils on Neck from Bacteria Caught from Sick Pet Cat — See Graphic Photos (People, 9/13/18).

Nat Geo Picks 12 Favorite Beaches in America — See Photos (National Geographic, 9/13/18).

Quechua Villagers Have Rebuilt Grass Bridge Across Gorge in Andes Every Few Years for Centuries — See Photos (National Geographic, 9/13/18).

Help Clean the Planet This Weekend — How to Get Involved (EcoWatch, 9/12/18).

Study: Radio Bursts from Distant Galaxies Aren’t New News, Numbers Are; AI Re-Analysis of 5-Hour Monitoring Finds 72 that Last Analysis Missed — See Videos (EarthSky, 9/12/18).

Scientific Mystery: Basking Sharks are Huge, Slow-Swimming Plankton-Eaters, So Why Do They Leap Like Great Whites? — See Photos & Video (New Scientist, 9/12/18).

Astrophysicists Want Pluto Reinstated as Planet — See Photos (COSMOS, 9/12/18).

Study: Landslides on Comets Trigger Reactions that Keep Them Spewing Gasses — See Photos (EarthSky, 9/12/18).

Rattled by Commission’s Predictions on Sea-Level Rise, North Carolina Passed Law in 2012 Telling Policymakers to Ignore Them (The Guardian, 9/12/18). Read more here.

Here Comes Florence — See Photos, Maps & Video (Weather Underground, 9/12/18). Read more, see more photos and video here. Learn 4 facts about Florence here. Track Florence’s path here.

Astronauts Get a Good Look at Hurricane Florence — See Photos (SpaceFlight Now, 9/12/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Thai Refuge Frees Old, Sick Elephant from Life Carrying Tourists — See Video (One Green Planet, 9/12/18).

Zinke Loosens Hunting Restrictions in 30 National Wildlife Refuges (EcoWatch, 9/12/18).

Sec of Interior Zinke Wants Feds to Back Off, Let States Take Lead on Managing Wildlife (The Hill, 9/11/18).

Oregon Woman Killed by Wild Cougar in State’s First Fatal Attack — See Photos & Video (KATU2, 9/11/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

2 Kurdish Scientists Dream of Creating Reserve to Save Rare Persian Leopard — See Photos (bioGraphic, 9/11/18).

Hermit-Priest on Vancouver Island Preaches Love for Natural World — See Photos (Hakai, 9/11/18).

Studies: Like Humans, Chimps & Bonobos Can Be Generous..and Selfish — See Photo (The New York Times, 9/11/18).

Meghalayan, Anthropocene…Researchers Propose New Names for New Geologic Age — See Photos (The Conversation, 9/11/18).

Skywatchers Capture Images of Comet’s Closest Pass in 72 Years — See Photos (EarthSky, 9/11/18).

How Female Elephants of Mozambique Lost Their Tusks and Saved Their Own Lives — See Photos (The New York Times, 9/11/18).

Study: As Oceans Warm & Storms Get Bigger, We May Need a Hurricane Category 6 — See Photo (The Washington Post, 9/11/18). Read more, see more video here.

Sunflower Seed Now or Walnut Later? Parrots Grasp How to Choose & Wait — See Video (The New York Times, 9/11/18).

Burglars Steal More than 7,000 Live Spiders, Roaches, Insects from Philly Museum — See Creepy Photos! (The Washington Post, 9/11/18).

An Elephant Dies, Other Elephants Mourn, Then Nature Takes Over — See Video (National Geographic, 9/10/18).

Mystery Solved: Some Ordinary Matter in Universe Was Missing, Now It’s Found — See Photos (Quanta Magazine, 9/10/18).

Heat, Earthquakes, Typhoons, Floods Batter Japan — See Photos, Maps & Video (CNN, 9/8/18). Read more, see more photos, maps and video here and here.

Ocean Cleanup Trash-Collecting Rig Set for Launch, Will It Work? — See Photos & Video (National Geographic, 9/8/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Scientist, Young Son Attacked by Mother Giraffe in South African Reserve — See Photos (BuzzFeed News, 9/7/18).

Finding: Trees Communicate, Share Resources through Roots, Fungus, Biggest Tree Acts as Hub — See Video (National Geographic, 9/7/18).

Study: Bison, Elk, Bighorn Sheep Learn Migration Routes through Cultural Transmission (EurekAlert!, 9/6/18). Read more, see photos and video here.

Ants Are Amazing! — See Photo & Videos (The Conversation, 9/6/18).

Researchers Use DNA from Tooth Fragment to ID Shark that Bit Boy Off New York’s Fire Island in July — See Photo (Futurity, 9/6/18).

Scientists Turn Sun’s Dynamic Flow into Sound — Listen to the Sun (EarthSky, 9/6/18).

Artist Creates Image of Entire Universe in 1 Circle — See Image (Science Alert, 9/6/18).

Earth’s Atmosphere is Horrifically Clogged with Junk — See Animation & Diagrams, Listen to Podcast (Nature, 9/5/18).

Contaminants, Viruses, Algae, Climate Change All Contributing to Seal Die-Off in Maine — See Photos (Hakai, 9/5/18).

Silver Lining: Tropical Storm Gordon Helps Disperse Red Tide — See Map, Photo & Video (Bradenton Herald, 9/5/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

Researchers Hope to Clone 40,000-Year-Old Foal from Remains Found in Siberia — See Photo (SlashGear, 9/5/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Study: Elk Use Antlers to Fight Wolves, Wolves Attack when Elk Shed Them — See Photos (Phys.Org, 9/5/18).

Study: Bonnethead Sharks Like to Munch on Seagrass — See Photo & Video (Science Alert, 9/5/18). Read more here.

Study: Vast, Slow-Moving, Underwater Waves Spawned in Mid-Atlantic Linked to Nuisance Flooding along Coast — See Photos (EOS, 9/4/18).

Scientists Learn Fascinating New Fact about Strange Hexagon at Saturn’s North Pole  — See Images (, 9/4/18). Read more here and here.

Japan Hit by Strongest Typhoon in 25 Years — See Photos, Map & Video (EcoWatch, 9/4/18).

Woman & Baby Eaten by Croc in Uganda — See News Report (AOL, 9/4/18).

Report: Beautiful Blue Brazilian Macaw 1 of 8 Birds Now Believed to be Extinct (The Guardian, 9/4/18).

Researchers Believe Study Suggests Tiny Fish May Be Self-Aware (, 9/4/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Putting Things Perspective: Earth from Space — See Images (EarthSky, 9/4/18).

World Bank Issues Bond to Protect Planet’s Waters, Promote Sanitation (EcoWatch, 9/4/18).

Hyenas Fight Wild Dogs for Kill in South African Game Reserve — See Video (National Geographic, 9/4/18).

Wildlife Photographer of Year Exhibit Coming to UK’s Natural History Museum — See Photos (Natural History Museum, 9/3/18).

Iceberg A68 rotating counterclockwise away from Larson C ice shelf, Antarctica, Sept 5, 2018 / NASA Worldview / Click for more.

Huge Antarctic Iceberg Starting to Move — See Images (Gizmodo Earther, 9/3/18). Read more, see more images here, here and here.

Poachers Slaughter 87 Elephants in Botswana (NPR, 9/3/18). Read more, see photos and video here.

Opinion: We Know Damned Well What’s Causing Florida’s Algae Problems — See Photo (The Hill, 9/3/18).

African Swine Fever Spreading from Europe to China — See Photos (The Guardian, 9/3/18).

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Heats Up — See News Report (41WMGT, 9/3/18).

Illustration of Planet Nine with Sun in background / R. Hunt, Caltech, The Washington Post / Click for more.

Planet Nine, Are You Out There? Researchers Still Aren’t Sure — See Illo (The Washington Post, 9/2/18). Read more, see images and video here and here.

August 2018

Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique, Sept 28, 2016 / ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, EOS / Click for more.

Earth from Space: Satellite Cameras Capture Its Beauty — See Photos (EOS, 8/31/18).

Super Typhoon Tracking Toward Japan Strongest Storm So Far This Year — See Imagery (The Washington Post, 8/31/18).

France Bans All 5 Bee-Killing Pesticides — See Photos (The Telegraph, 8/31/18).

11-Year-Old Boy Catches 16-Lb Koi (an Overgrown Goldfish) in Canada Lake — See Photo & Video (CBC News, 8/31/18).

Federal Judge Puts 2-Week Stay on Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt to Evaluate Suits Seeking to Reinstate Protections — See Photos (The Washington Post, 8/31/18).

Scientists Use Underwater Robot to Hunt Crown-of-Thorn Starfish Gobbling Up Great Barrier Reef — See Photos (Smithsonian, 8/31/18).

Sharks Near Shore the New Normal in Cape Cod — See Video (EcoWatch, 8/31/18).

Grown Man & Son Call Grandma to Remove Pythons from Barbie in Brisbane — See Video (The Washington Post, 8/30/18).

Report: Florida Polluters, Politicians Sabotage Scientific Efforts to Find, Fight Cause of  Red Tides — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/30/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Tiny Bush Baby Gets TLC from Silverback in Cameroon Sanctuary— See Video (One Green Planet, 8/30/18).

Mama Leopard Reunited with Cub after Freeing It from Crate — See Video (One Green Planet, 8/30/18).

PETA Wants Road Marker to Honor Lobsters Killed in Maine Truck Crash — See Photo (USA Today, 8/30/18).

Mad Cow Disease Found in Beef Cow in Florida — See Video (ABC 6 Action News, 8/30/18). Read more, listen to a radio segment here.

Study: Ancient Herding Practices Helped Fertilized Grasslands Now Supporting Wildlife of African Plains (COSMOS, 8/30/18).

Bears, Cougars Actually Use Tunnels under Idaho Highway — See Photos (Cour d’Alene/Post Falls Press, 8/30/18).

Lake Superior Hit by Worst Algae Bloom Ever Recorded — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/29/18).

Hunters Say Rebounding Midwest Bobcat Populations Can Withstand Hunting, Conservationists Say No (, 8/29/18).

Researchers List Climate Change as 1 of Many Causes of Precipitous Puffin Decline — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 8/29/18).

Study: Goats Distinguish Happy/Angry Human Faces, Prefer Happy — See Photos (COSMOS, 8/29/18).

Summer Safety: 5 Plants to Avoid — See Photos (The Washington Post, 8/29/18).

Family Videotapes Shark Feeding on Dead Whale Off Martha’s Vineyard – See Video (Boston Globe, 8/29/18).

Fireball Streaks through Night Sky in Perth, Australia — See Video (The Guardian, 8/29/18). Read more, see more video here.

Study: Hurricane Maria Killed Almost 3,000 in Puerto Rico — See Photo (EcoWatch, 8/29/18).

Fireball Lights Up Night Sky in 8 Midwestern States — See Video (Fox2Now, 8/28/18).

Problem of Southwest Florida’s Red Tide Now Almost 1 Year Old — See Photos & Videos (The Washington Post, 8/28/18).

2 Comets Approaching Earth in September, December — See Photos, Diagrams (EarthSky, 8/28/18).

Study: Fish Scatter Faster from Divers with Spearguns (Hakai, 8/27/18).

Study: Genes of Long Extinct Cave Bear Genes Live On in Modern Brown Bear — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/27/18).

PETA Wants Aretha’s Fur Coats (ClickOnDetroit, 8/27/18).

13′ Giant Squid Found Dead, Intact on New Zealand Beach — See Photos (RT, 8/27/18).

Bee Handler Removes Giant African Hornets’ Nest from Old Chevy in Ohio — See Video (AJC, 8/27/18).

Former Students Teach Students to Care about Wildlife in Zambia — See Video (National Geographic, 8/27/18).

Study: Blushing, Feather-Ruffling May Signal Emotions in Macaws — See Photos (COSMOS, 8/27/18).

Alabama Man Posts Video of Touching, Startling Endangered Monk Seal, NOAA Tracks Him, Slaps Him with Fine — See Photos (The Washington Post, 8/27/18).

Astronomers Share 20-Year, Time-Lapse Video of Stars Circling Black Hole — See Image & Video (Nature, 8/26/18).

Scientists Discover Huge, Deep-Sea Coral Reef Off South Carolina Coast — See Photos (HuffPost, 8/26/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

NASA Asteroid-Chaser Closing in on Target — See Photos & Videos (EarthSky, 8/26/18).

Scientists Observe, Film Ancient 6-Gill Shark in Deep, Dark Ocean in Bahamas — See Photo & Videos (Mashable, 8/25/18).

Florida’s West Coast Now Hit with Brown Tide, which Can Make Red Tide Even Worse — See Photos & Video (Newsweek, 8/25/18).

Bathers Bitten Up by Sea Lice in Ocean City MD (The Washington Post, 8/25/18).

Study Finds Everglades Pythons Not Pure Burmese, Rock-Python Genes Have Researchers Worried — See Photos  (The Guardian, 8/25/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Scientists Figure Out How Fuzzy Balls of Algae Float and Sink — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/24/18). Read more here.

Study: Pregnant Male Pipefish Make Good Parents…until Hot New Female Comes Around  — See Video (The New York Times, 8/24/18).

Experiment Tests if Dogs Really Care about Owners’ Feelings — See Video (The New York Times, 8/24/18).

Dogs Dress Up to Raise Money for Rescues — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 8/24/18).

Freediver Filming Humpbacks has Very Close Encounter with Great White — See Video (CBS Boston, 8/24/18). Read more here.

Hurricane Lane Brings Flooding Rains to Hawaii — See Photos, Video & News Report (ABC News, 8/23/18). Read more, see more images and video here, here, here, here, herehere and here.

Texas Man Survives Shark Bite, Contracts Flesh-Eating Infection (BGR, 8/23/18). See news report here.

And Southwest Florida’s Red Tide Keeps Getting Worse — Hear Broadcasts (NPR, 8/23/18). Read more, see more photos here. See more video here.

Good-Sized Asteroid to Give Earth Close Shave Next Week — See Animated Video (Newsweek, 8/23/18).

Dead Great White Washes Up on Cape Cod Beach — See Photos (Cape Cod Times, 8/23/18). See more photos here.

Good News: Bahama Nuthatch Not Extinct After All / Bad News: Could Be Soon — See Video Report (Independent, 8/22/18).

Researchers Debate: What Is That Purple Light Called Steve? — See Photo (Live Science, 8/21/18).

Couple Finds Megalodon Tooth on North Carolina Beach — See Photo and Video (, 8/20/18).

Disgusting Human Divers Climb All Over Whale Shark in Indonesia — See Video (The Sun, 8/20/18). Read more here and here.

12 Dolphins Dead from Red Tide on Florida Gulf Coast (, 8/20/18).

Red Tide Driving Manatee Deaths in Florida (The Guardian, 8/20/18).

Something is Killing Seals along Coast of Maine — See Photo (EcoWatch, 8/20/18).

Who Knew? Plankton are Beautiful Creatures — See Photos (My Modern Met, 8/20/18).

Ice Found on Surface of Moon’s Poles — See Images (, 8/20/18). Read more here.

The Guardian Selects Bird Photographer of Year Contest Winners — See Images (The Guardian, 8/20/18).

Really Smart Border Collie Blows Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Mind — See Video (NOVA, 8/20/18).

Researcher: Skin Microbes May Explain Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More than Others (The Conversation, 8/19/18).

Unexpectedly Colder Atlantic Waters Putting Damper on Hurricane Formation — See Maps & Graphs (Forbes, 8/18/18).

Fireball Streaks across Alabama Sky — See Photo & Video (Tech Times, 8/18/18).

Small, Stinging Blue Buttons Washing Up on Florida Panhandle Beaches — See News Report (The Weather Channel, 8/17/18).

Is Being Forced to Deal with Us as We Take Over Their Turf Making Animals Smarter? — See Photos & Video (The Atlantic, 8/16/18).

Study: Earth Has at Least 1 Minion, Researchers Expect to Find More (Inquisitr, 8/16/18).

Swimmer Bitten by Shark Off Cape Cod Beach — See Photo & Video (CBS Boston, 8/15/18). Read more, see more photos and news report here and here.

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency in Counties Hit by Red Tide — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 8/14/18).

French Pacific Territory New Caledonia Takes Action to Keep Reefs Healthy & Clean (EcoWatch, 8/14/18)

Researchers Gain Insights into Why Elephants Seldom Get Cancer (The New York Times, 8/14/18).

Meet Mr. Stubbs, the Alligator with the Prosthetic Tail — See Video (National Geographic, 8/14/18).

Hippos Kill 1 Fisherman, 1 Tourist at Kenya’s Lake Naivasha — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 8/13/18).

Fossil Finding: Flying Reptiles Were Around Before Dinosaurs Evolved — See Photo, Illo & Diagrams (BBC News, 8/13/18).

This Year’s Perseid Meteor Shower Put On a Great Show — See Photos (, 8/13/18). See more photos and video here.

Study: Bees & Wasps Can Recognize Human Faces — See Images (The Conversation, 8/12/18).

Study: Black Widow Spiders Spread Northward with Warming Weather — See Photos (Newsweek, 8/11/18).

Depraved Father & Son Shoot Black Bear & Cubs in Their Den in Alaska (EcoWatch, 8/11/18). Read more here.

Green Algae on East Coast, Red Tide on West, Why is Florida So Afflicted? — See Photos, Diagrams & Video (The Conversation, 8/10/18).

9 Dolphins, 1 Whaleshark Victims of Red Tide along Florida’s SW Coast — See Photos & Video (Newsweek, 8/10/18). Read more, see more photos, video and diagrams here, here  and here.

Kilauea Eruption Slows Suddenly — See Photos (EOS, 8/9/18).

Meet a Sweet Little Sea Horse the Size of a Grain of Rice — See Video (National Geographic, 8/9/18).

Study: Unique Cortical Neurons in Elephant Brain in Keeping with Highly  Intelligent, Creative, Contemplative Nature — See Photos, Images & Video (The Conversation, 8/8/18).

Hawaiian Family Free Dives Repeatedly to Help Young Whale Shark Entangled in Heavy Rope — See Video (National Geographic, 8/8/18).

July 2018

Star cluster NGC 3603 in constellation Carina / NASA, ESA et al. / Click for more.

Cruise Ship Employee Kills Polar Bear after Alleged Attack on Colleague during Tourist Stop at  Arctic Archipelago — See News Report (CBS News, 7/28/18).

Red Tide Has Killed Almost 300 Sea Turtles along Florida’s Southwest Coast — See Photo (EcoWatch, 7/27/18).

Tiny Nematodes, Frozen for 40,000 Years Brought Back to Life — See Photos (BGR, 7/27/18).

Giant Sea Cucumber Poops Sand in Pacific — See Video (Live Science, 7/26/18).

Amateur Astronomer Shares Beautiful Time-Lapse Images of Comet in Night Sky — See Video (COSMOS, 7/26/18).

Major Discovery: Saltwater Lake Detected on Mars Under Ice at South Pole — See Photos (Nature, 7/25/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Fox Attacks Woman, Woman Strangles Fox in NJ — See Photos (, 7/25/18).

147-Million-Year-Old Skeleton of New Sauropod Species Discovered in China — See Photo (COSMOS, 7/25/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Creepy Swarming Ticks Spread to 5 NJ Counties — See Photos & Video (, 7/24/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Fisherman Hooks Small Shark Off Everglades, 500 Pound Grouper Gulps It Down — See Video (Independent, 7/24/18).

• Fisherman Hooks Striper Off Cape Cod, Great White Takes Half the Fish — See Video(Mass Live, 7/24/18).

Biggest Sauropod Foot Fossil Ever Found Unearthed in Black Hills — See Photos & Illos (Gizmodo, 7/24/18).

Study: Different Species of Fruit Fly Can Learn Each Other’s Signals, Warn Each Other of Danger — See Photo (COSMOS, 7/24/18).

Study Offers More Evidence that Dogs Respond to Owners’ Emotional State — See Video (Futurity, 7/24/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

Walnut, the Crane & Chris Crowe, Her Keeper: A Love Story — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 7/23/18).

Whale Shark Washes Up Dead on Sanibel Island, Cause of Death Unclear — See Photos & Video (USA Today, 7/23/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

Longest Lunar Eclipse of Century on 7/27 Not Visible from North America (Digital Trends, 7/23/18). Read more, see videos, diagrams and animations here and here.

Study: Turning Trashed Lots into Green Urban Spaces Improves Residents’ Mental/Emotional Health —See Photos (NBC News, 7/20/18).

Study: Whale Sharks May Live 130+ Years — See Photo (Gizmodo, 7/19/18).

Baby Turtles Boil Out of Nest and Race to Sea! — See Video (One Green Planet, 7/19/18).

Underwater Photographer Films Strange Translucent Sea Creature Off Bali — See Videos (Laughing Squid, 7/18/18).

Chile’s New Telescope Gets Clearest Look Yet at Neptune — See Images (, 7/18/18).

Kennel Club Announces Winners of Dog Photographer of Year Contest (Country Living, 7/18/18).

As Lava Flows to Sea, Hawaii Gets Bigger — See Photos & Video (CBS, 7/18/18).

Africanized Bees Swarm Woman in California — See Video (The Washington Post, 7/17/18).

This is What Flash Floods Look Like: Not Pretty — See Videos (EarthSky, 7/17/18).

Study: Loads and Loads of Diamonds Buried Beneath Earth’s Surface (Science Alert, 7/17/18).

Florida Panther, Kitten Caught on Film — See Video (National Geographic, 7/16/18).

Naturalists to Parents: Spending Time in Nature Helps Children Develop Empathy, Compassion (The Washington Post, 7/16/18).

Jaguar Escapes New Orleans Zoo Enclosure by Night, Goes on Hunt, Kills 8 Other Zoo Animals — See News Report (The Washington Post, 7/16/18). Read more, see more videos here.

2 People Attacked by Shark or Sharks Off Fernandina Beach FL — See Photo & News Report (ABC News, 7/14/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Scientists Protest Plans to Build Dam in Rare Orangutan’s Only Known Habitat — See Photo (Mongabay, 7/13/18).

Drone Captures Great White Eating Seal Off Cape Cod Beach — See Video (Mass Live, 7/13/18).

Virginia Teen Hospitalized with Severe Burns from Giant Hogweed — See News Report (WCNC, 7/13/18).

A Week in Wildlife Photos — See Images (The Guardian, 7/13/18).

Big, Beautiful Iceberg Floating Off  Tiny Greenland Village’s Shore Sends Residents Running — See Photo (The New York Times, 7/13/18).

8 Endangered Black Rhinos Moved from Near Nairobi to SE Kenya Poisoned by High Saline Content in Water — See Photos (The Washington Post, 7/13/18). Read more, see another photo here.

Moving Past Radio Collars: Scientists Try to Track, Identify Wolves by Their Calls — See Photo, Hear Recording (The Conversation, 7/13/18).

Underwater Photographer of the Year Award Winners Announced — See Photos (, 7/13/18).

Satellite Photo Shows Where Gulf of Mexico Shoreline Was 145 Million Years Ago — See Photo (The Washington Post, 7/12/18).

Forest Therapy for Mental, Physical Health Catching on with Doctors, Patients (The New York Times, 7/12/18)

Climate Change Turning Arctic’s Greenland Sharks into Longline Bycatch, Hooks Meant to Deter Them Don’t Work — See Photo (Hakai Magazine, 7/12/18).

Intergalactic Particle Passes through South Pole, Scientist Detect It, Get Really Excited — See Photo & Diagrams (Nature, 7/13/18). Read more, see more photos, diagrams and video here and here.

French Farmer Finds Skull of Rare Mastodon on Land — See Photos (COSMOS, 7/12/18).

2 Species of Bats with Yellow Fur Discovered in Kenya — See Photos (Live Science, 7/12/18).

Giant Dust Storms Called Haboob Hits Arizona — See Photos & Video (AccuWeather, 7/11/18).

Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria on Crabbing Trip in NJ— See Photo (The Washington Post, 7/10/18).

Australian Rangers Capture Elusive 1,300-Pound Croc after 10-Year Hunt — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 7/10/18).

Common Pasture Crop Poisoning Kangaroos in Australia — See Video (Independent, 7/9/18).

Finding: Oldest Color on Earth is Pink — See Photo (The Guardian, 7/9/18).

How to Discourage Hurricanes: Sprinkle with African Dust — See Photo (Bloomberg, 7/9/18).

DTHD*: Young Woman Gets Bit Posing for Photo Floating with Swarming Nurse Sharks in Bahamas — See Photos (NBC News, 7/9/18).

Scientists Film Iceberg Cracking from Glacier in Greenland — See Photos & Video (Phys.Org, 7/9/18). Read more here.

Studies: Collision of Galaxies Gave Milky Way Its Shape (COSMOS, 7/9/18).

Pieces of Asteroid that Streaked, Exploded over S. Africa Found in Botswana — See Photos, Map & Video (EarthSky, 7/9/18).

Fireball Streaks Over Iowa Sky — See Video (, 7/8/18). Read more, see more video here and here.

Study: Earliest American Dogs Wiped Out when Europeans Arrived with Theirs — See Photos (The Washington Post, 7/7/18).

Finding & Puzzle: 1 Group of Capuchins on Panama Island Uses Stone Tools, Why Not Others? — See Video (The Washington Post, 7/6/18).

• Researchers Track, Ponder Reasons for Tagged Great White’s Deep Ocean Dives (Hakai Magazine, 7/6/18).

Trump’s Attack on Environment: 76  Regulations Going or Gone (The New York Times, 7/6/18)

NOAA Wants to Open Marine Reserves to Commercial Fishing (EcoWatch, 7/6/18).

Earth Reaches Farthest Point from Sun in Yearly Orbit Today — See Diagram (EarthSky, 7/6/18). Read more here.

200-Year-Old Live Oak Falls in Tampa — See Photos & News Report (Fox 13, 7/5/18).

New Wasp with Nasty Stinger Discovered in Amazon — See Photo (Science Daily, 7/5/18).

Visiting the Arctic This Summer? Watch Out for Hurricanes (Hakai Magazine, 7/5/18)

Rhino Poachers Killed, Eaten by Lions in South Africa Game Park — See Photos & Video (Mirror, 7/5/18). Read more here.

Study: Ravens Don’t Stand a Chance against Crows (Gizmodo, 7/5/18).

NASA Wishes You a Happy 4th — See Photo (USA Today, 7/4/18).

Mammatus Clouds: Beautiful, Foreboding, Unique  — See Photos (EarthSky, 7/4/18).

Salvage Operator Proposes Towing Iceberg to Ease South Africa Water Shortage (Quartz, 7/4/18).

Tiny Firefly Squid Put on Beautiful Light Show Once a Year in Japan — See Photos (bioGraphic, 7/3/18).

Scientists Identify Structure in Parrot Brain that Makes Bird So Smart (Science Daily, 7/3/18).

DTHD*: Girl Goes Rafting in Ocala National Forest, Gets Chased Up Tree by Angry Alligator  — See Photo, Listen to Emergency Call (The Washington Post, 7/3/18).

Developers Get OK to Build Mall on Florida Wetlands — See Photos, Listen to Radio Segment (WLRN, 7/3/18).

DTHD*: Woman Loses Toenails after “Fish Pedicure” — See Photo (Gizmodo, 7/3/18).

Governor of Hawaii Signs Sunscreen Ban — See Video Coverage (The Hill, 7/3/18). Read more here.

DTHD*: Woman Hand-Feeds Nurse Shark in Australia, Almost Loses Finger — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 7/2/18).

Astronomers Document Birth of Planet for First Time — See Image (Syfy Wire, 7/2/18). Learn more here. Read the studies here and here.

Moose Crashes Outdoor Wedding in Anchorage — See Photos (Anchorage Daily News, 7/2/18).

5-Ton Tractor Missing after Tornadoes Scour SE Montana, NW South Dakota — See Photos (Rapid City Journal, 7/2/18).

Leaked Letter Exposes Democratic Republic of Congo Plan to Send Mountain Gorillas, Other Wildlife to Chinese Zoos (The Guardian, 7/2/18).

Hawaii’s Proposed Ban on Sunscreens Thought to Harm Coral Sparks Debate — See Photos, Listen to Radio Segment (NPR, 7/2/18).

Scientists Debate Origins of Internal Elephant Testes — Evolutionary Change? Or Always That Way? (COSMOS, 7/2/18).

Photos of American Female Hunter Posing with Giraffe Kill in S. Africa Spark Outrage — See Photos (USA Today, 7/2/18). Read more here. See video report here.

Scientists to Search for Meteorites that Plunged into Pacific on March 7 — See Map & Photos (Mashable, 7/1/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

Sun, Earth, Mars Align in Late July for Rare, Close, Bright View of Red Planet — See Diagrams (, 7/1/18).

False Vampire Bats of Yucatán: Mysterious & Fascinating, Cute & Creepy — See Photos (The New York Times, 7/1/18).

Study: Gray Wolves Flourishing In, Spreading Out from Chernobyl Radioactive Exclusion Zone — See Photo (Live Science, 7/1/18). Read the study here.

* Dumb Things Humans Do

June 2018

Barchan dunes, Lyot Crater, Mars, January 24, 2018 / NASA MRO, JPL-Caltech, U. of Arizona / Click for more.

Democratic Republic of Congo Will Allow Oil Exploration in National Parks Created to Protect Mountain Gorillas, Other Wildlife — See Photos (Independent, 6/30/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Study: Goats Make Smart, Affectionate Pets, Too — See Photos (Science Alert, 6/30/18).

Nasty-Smelling Sargassum Covering 1,000 Miles of Florida Beach — See Video (ABC Local 10 News, 6/29/18).

Florida’s Lake Okeechobee Algae Bloom Could Spread to Atlantic, Gulf Coasts — See Photos & Video (Miami Herald, 6/29/18). Read more, see another photo here.

Study: More than 50% of Armadillos — Common Source of Bush Meat in Brazil — Carry Leprosy (COSMOS, 6/29/18).

Study: Crows Are Even Smarter than We Knew — See Photos (Gizmodo, 6/28/18). See video here.

Belize Reef, 2nd Longest on Planet, Comes Off UNESCO Endangered List — See Photo (The New York Times, 6/27/18).

Nat Geo Announces Travel Photographer of Year Contest Winner — See Images (National Geographic, 6/27/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Correction: First Known Interstellar Visitor Oumuamua Was Comet, Not Asteroid — See Photo (Science Alert, 6/27/18).

Analysis: Jets of Ice, Saltwater Spewing Off Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Contain Building Blocks of Life — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 6/27/18).

Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Coming in July (Science Alert, 6/26/18).

Florida Homeowner Regrets Calling Pest Control to Exterminate Swarming Honeybees  — See Photo & Video (News-Press, 6/25/18)

Data Analysis Reveals East Antarctica Is Much Colder than Thought (Earther, 6/25/18).

Fireball Explodes Over Russia — See Video (BGR, 6/25/18). Read more here.

Brazil’s Blue Parrot, Extinct in Wild, to Be Reintroduced from Captive Breeding Colonies in Europe — See Photo (Phys.Org, 6/24/18).

London Natural History Museum Announces Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Winner — See Photo (Forbes, 6/24/18).

Finding: Something Volcano-Like Is Brewing Under New England — See Diagram (Science Alert, 6/24/18).

NASA Releases Gorgeous Image of Blue Dune on Red Planet Mars — See Photo (Fox News, 6/22/18). See video here. See new images of Jupiter here.

Happy Summer Solstice! — See Photos (EarthSky, 6/21/18).

Report on U.S. Readiness to Deal with Asteroid Threat: Not  (Quartz, 6/20/18). Read more here and here. Read the report and see images and diagrams here.

Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Winners Announced — See Photos (Earther, 6/20/18).

Recent Eruptions of Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser Have Scientists a Little Nervous — See Photos & Video (CBS News, 6/20/18).

Florida Wildlife Commissions Encourages Public to Kill Invasive Lionfish, Please! — See Photos & Video (Miami Herald, 6/20/18).

INTERPOL Smashes International Wildlife-Trafficking Ring — See Photos (EcoWatch, 6/20/18).

Dust Storm on Mars Envelopes Entire Planet — See Photos (EarthSky, 6/20/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Tons of Purple Jellyfish Wash Ashore in Southern Spain — See Photos & Video (Newsweek, 6/20/18).

An Elephant’s Nose is an Exquisitely Sensitive Thing — See Video (The New York Times, 6/19/18).

Boat Captain Films Whale Shark Feeding Off Longboat Key FL — See Video (Spectrum News 9, 6/18/18). See another amazing photo here.

Surprisingly Cold Atlantic Sea-Surface Temps Could Curtail Hurricane Activity (The Washington Post, 6/18/18). Read more, see more photos and graphics here  and here.

Researchers Discover Manta Ray Nursery in Marine Sanctuary Off Texas, Louisiana — See Photos & Video (National Geographic, 6/18/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

NOAA: Mild to Moderate El Niño May Moderlate Atlantic Hurricane Season — See Diagrams (AccuWeather, 6/19/18).

Whale Sharks Make Rare Appearance Off Florida’s Anna Maria Island — See News Report (ABC Action News, 6/18/18). See video of whale sharks off St Pete’s here.

DNA Finding: Mysterious Wolf-Like Creature Shot in Montana was a…Wolf — See Photos (CBS News, 6/18/18).

Invasive Giant Hogweed from Asia, Capable of Inflicting Blindness, Bad Burns, Found in Virginia — See Photos (USA Today, 6/18/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

Here Comes the Summer Solstice — See Diagram (The Conversation, 6/18/18).

Mars Makes Closest Approach to Earth in 15 Years on July 31 — See Video (Newsweek, 6/18/18).

Virgin Island Survivors of Hurricane Irma Say It’s Time for New Storm-Strength Designation: Category 6 — See Photo & Listen to Radio Broadcast (NPR, 6/17/18).

Woman Attacked by Rabid Bobcat in Georgia, Strangles It with Bare Hands — See Video (Click 2 Houston, 6/17/18).

Poaching for Ivory Driving Proliferation of Female African Elephants without Tusks  — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/16/18).

Woman Bitten by Rabid Feral Cat in Colorado (Fox 31 Denver, 6/16/18).

Python Swallows Woman in Indonesia — See Graphic Video (The Washington Post, 6/16/18).

Bison Charges Photographer in Yellowstone — See Photo (Fstoppers, 6/15/18).

How Deep is the Ocean? Animated Video Gives Us Some Sense — See Video (The Inertia, 6/15/18)

Study: Mammals Becoming Nocturnal to Avoid Encounters with Human Beings (Scientific American, 6/14/18). Read more here, here and here.

Deadly, Slow-Moving Lava Creeps Toward House in Hawaii — See Video (ApauHawaii Tours, YouTube, 6/14/18).

Monarch Migration Mechanisms & Threats Made Simple — Read the Comic Strip (Knowable Magazine, 6/14/18).

Photographer Shares Quiet Vision of World Beneath the Waves — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/13/18).

Big Blue Snake Slithers Out of Texas Man’s Toilet — See Photos (The Washington Post, 6/13/18).

Study: Cosmic Particles in Upper Atmosphere are Older than Our Solar System — See Images (Science Alert, 6/13/18). Read more here.

3D NASA Survey Reveals How Climate Change, Logging Are Impacting Amazon Rain Forest — See Video (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Jefferson Beck, 6/12/18).

NASA Rover Tracking Huge Dust Storm on Mars — See Photo (, 6/12/18). Read more, see more photos here and here.

June, July, August New Moons are All Supermoons — See Photos & Diagrams (, 6/12/18).

Scientist Suggests 1 or More of Countless Parallel Universes May Harbor Life (, 6/12/18).

Study: Drought, Climate Change Killing Africa’s Oldest, Biggest Baobab Trees — See Photos & Map (The New York Times, 6/12/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Sargassum Choking Coastlines, Marine Life in Eastern Caribbean — See Photos (Hakai Magazine, 6/11/18).

Kilauea Spewing Green Gemstones… or Not— See Photos (IFLScience, 6/11/18).

Study: Honey Bees Can Grasp the Concept of Zero (Mental Floss, 6/11/18).

100s of Chicks Hatch from Spoiled Eggs Tossed in Dump in Country of Russia — See Photos & Video (Daily Mail, 6/11/18).

2nd Octopus City Found Off Eastern Australia — See Photo (Science Alert, 6/10/18).

Searchers Find Body of Woman Killed by Alligator in Davie, FL — See Photos & Video (ABC Action News, 6/8/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

NINYF*: Tourists Get Too Close to Bison in Yellowstone, 1 Woman Gored — See Video Report (, 6/7/18).

Chinese Researchers Find Tiny Tracks of One of First Animals Ever to Walk Earth — See Photo (BBC News, 6/7/18).

Rangers Shoot Poachers in Kenya — See Photos & Video (Independent, 6/7/18).

Largest Iceberg Ever to Crack Off Antarctic, at Sea for 20 Years, Now Heading toward Equator — See Photos, Map & Video (Live Science, 6/7/18).

Never Underestimate an Alligator, Even when It’s Tied Up — See Video (Miami Herald, 6/6/18).

Texas Man Decapitates Rattlesnake, Head Bites Him Anyway — See Photos & Video (ABC News, 6/6/18).

Study: Even Weak Electrical Fields Seem to Throw Sharks into Attack Mode — See Photos & Diagram (EarthSky, 6/6/18).

Tourist Walking Between Cabins in Yellowstone Attacked by Elk Protecting Calf — See News Report (USA Today, 6/5/18).

Croc Kills Pastor Performing Baptisms in Lake in Ethiopia (The Washington Post, 6/5/18).

Study: Earth’s Days were 18 Hours Long 1.5 Billion Years Ago, Keep Getting Longer as Moon Spins Away from Earth — See Photos & Video ( 6/5/18).

NASA Has Been Watching World’s Weather for 20 Years, Now You Can Too — See Video (BGR, 6/5/18). Find the viewing tool here.

American Airline Flight Flies into Thunderstorm over Texas, Nose and Windshield of Plane Destroyed — See Photos (The Washington Post, 6/5/18).

Researchers Observe Young Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Dismantling Poacher’s Traps (Matador Network, 6/5/18). Read more here and here. Thanks to Denise Herzing for this item.

Mange Becoming Big Problem among PA Black Bears, Scientists Unsure Why — See Photos (The Washington Post, 6/4/18).

Eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano More Dangerous, Deadly than Kilauea — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 6/4/18). Read more, see more photos and video hereherehere and here.

Florida Beach-Walker Snaps, Shares Photo of Shelf Cloud — See Image (EarthSky, 6/4/18).

Kilauea Eruptions, Lava Flow Continue — See Video (Big Island Video News, YouTube, 6/3/18). See more video here.

2 Experienced Climbers Fall to their Deaths in Yosemite — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/3/18).

Small Asteroid Discovered Hours Before Hitting Earth’s Atmosphere — See Videos (EarthSky, 6/3/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

* Nature is not your friend.

May 2018

Climbing Everest: Nat Geo Shares 65 Years of Photos — See Images (National Geographic, 5/31/18).

Real Estate Sign Washed Off Jersey Shore by Hurricane Sandy Washes Up On Shore in Bordeaux, France — See Photo (The New York Times, 5/31/18).

New Mountain Gorilla Census Finds Numbers Are Increasing — See Photos (The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 5/31/18).

Manhattanhenge Returns — See Photos (, 5/30/18).

Utah Fossil Find Suggests Ancient Super-Continent of Pangea Broke Up into Smaller Continents Much Later than Thought  — See Photos & Video (The Spectrum, 5/29/18).

Scientists Tag Great Whites, Learn Why They Gather in Hot Spot Out in Pacific — See Photos & Video, Listen to Radio Segment (NPR, 5/28/18).

Elephant Wants Thailand Sanctuary Founder to Lullaby New Arrival, Gets Message Across Loud & Clear — See Video (elephantnews, YouTube, 5/28/18).

New Zealand Will Kill 100,000 Cows to Contain Disease (The Guardian, 5/28/18).

Kilaeua Lava Flow Visible from Space — See Photos & Video (ABC News, 5/27/18).

Alberto Becomes 1st Named Storm of Hurricane Season 1 Week Before Official Start — See Maps & Video (Miami Herald, 5/26/18).

Researchers Discover Mountains, Valleys Under Antarctic Ice, Worry How it Will Speed Ice Melt, Rising Seas — See Video (The Washington Post, 5/26/18).

NINYF*: Woman from OK, 65, Stung to Death by Wasps during Gorilla Trek in Uganda (Newsweek, 5/25/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Adorable Malamute Puppy Tries to Howl — See Video (The Dodo, YouTube, 5/25/18).

Rancher Shoots Wolf-Like Creature Stalking His Cattle in Montana, Wildlife Experts Don’t Know What It Is — See Photo (The Washington Post, 5/25/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Wyoming Commission Unanimously Approves Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt (Smithsonian, 5/24/18). Read more, see photos and map here and here.

NOAA Releases Beautiful Imagery of Lightening Storms Rolling Across U.S. — See Video (Independent, 5/24/18).

Tourists Reunite Lost, Crying Baby Sloth with Mother in Costa Rica — See Video (National Geographic, 5/24/18).

Two Lynx in Undisclosed Location Engage in Screaming Match — See Video (National Geographic, 5/23/18)

Neutrinos Are So Strange! (Gizmodo, 5/23/18).

Researchers Locate 1708 Spanish Shipwreck Carrying Billions in Gold, Jewels Off Cartagena— See Video (The Washington Post, 5/23/18).

NINYF*: Researcher Mauled by Grizzly in Montana, Makes It Through Alive (The Washington Post, 5/23/18).

Institute Names Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2018 — See Photos (CNN, 5/23/18).

Photographers Submit Work for Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards — See Photos (HuffPost, 5/23/18). Learn more, see more photos here.

Scientists to Do DNA Search for Nessie…and Whatever Else is Hiding in Loch Ness —See Photo & Video (USA Today, 5/23/18).

Photographer Videos Eagle Stealing Rabbit from Fox in San Juan Island — See Video (CBS News, 5/23/18).

Everglades Python Hunt: 1,000 Down, Many Thousands to Go — See Photo (The Washington Post, 5/22/18).

Finding: Dive Instructor’s Bad Decisions Caused Drowning Death of Young Woman on Great Barrier Reef (The Telegraph, 5/22/18).

Sinkhole Forming on White House Lawn — See Photos & Video (The Weather Channel, 5/22/18). Read more, see more photos here and here.

Biologists in France Creeped Out by Invasion of  Giant Asian Worms  — See Photo (The Washington Post, 5/22/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

Young Leopard in Botswana Sees if Tourist in Open Jeep Would Make Good Eating — See Video (National Geographic, 5/21/18).

Officials in Southeastern PA Worried Invasion of Voracious Asian Lanternflies Will Spread — See Photo (The New York Times, 5/21/18).

NINYF*: Emaciated Cougar Attacks 2 Cyclists, Kills 1 in Washington State — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 5/21/18).

NINYF*: 2 Climbers, 1 Guide Die on Everest in 1 Month — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/21/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Kilauea Eruption Ongoing, Increasing — See Photos & Videos (EarthSky, 5/20/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

NOAA: Atmospheric Levels of Banned, Ozone-Destroying CFC 11 On Rise (EarthSky 5/19/18).

Archeologists Find Remains of 2,000-Year-Old Horse in Pompeii — See Photos (The Washington Post, 5/18/18).

Early Prediction: 2018 Will Be Another “Busy” Atlantic Hurricane Season — See Photos & Video (Business Insider 5/17/18).

BBC Earth Films Leopard Family Hunting Catfish at Night in Botswana — See Video (BBC Earth, YouTube, 5/17/18).

Astronomers Find Possible New Evidence for Existence of a Planet Nine (Gizmodo, 5/17/18).

Researchers Surprised by Large Whale Shark Numbers Off Madagascar — See Photos (BBC News, 5/17/18).

NASA Study Tracks Increases, Decreases in World’s Fresh Water Supply — See Video Report (Inverse, 5/16/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Big Money Joins Indigenous People in Fight to Save Arctic Refuge (EcoWatch, 5/15/18).

Elephants, Other Wildlife Rebound in Chad’s Zakouma National Park — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/14/18).

Lost”Asteroid Relocated 2 Days before Zipping between Earth & Moon, Giving Earth Closest Pass of Any This Size — See Photos (EarthSky, 5/15/18).

Nat Geo Travel Photo of the Year Submission Deadline Approaching — See Some Editor Favorites (National Geographic, 5/12/18).

Algae that Causes Red Tide Produce Electric Blue Glow at Night in San Diego — See Photos (Huffington Post, 5/11/18).

Sensor Measures Record 78-Foot Wave in Southern Ocean, Peak May Been Higher — See Simulations (Gizmodo, 5/11/18). Read more here.

Researchers Think Video of Elephants’ Reaction to Death of Group Member Suggests Mourning — See Video (National Geographic, 5/10/18).

Dam Bursts in Kenya in Torrential Rains, 41+ Killed — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 5/10/18).

Feral Dogs Killing Children in Northern India (The Washington Post, 5/10/18).

Wildlife Photographer Fulfills Dream of Swimming with, Photographing Polar Bears — See Photos & Video (Destination Wildlife, 5/10/18).

New York Judge Believes Intelligent Animals May Have Right, at Least, to Be Free (The Washington Post, 5/9/18).

NINYF*: Croc Takes Woman’s Arm 5 Days Before Wedding in Zimbabwe — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 5/8/18).

Remembering Kilauea’s Last Big Blow — See Photos (The Atlantic, 5/8/18).

Research Question: Are Chimp Calls a Kind of Language? — Hear Recording, See Photos & Video (The Conversation, 5/8/18).

Theory: Big, Mysterious Rock Mounds in Western Australia Created by Large, Extinct Species of Bird (COSMOS, 5/8/18).

NINYF*: Leopard Snatches, Eats 3-Year-Old Boy in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park  (The Telegraph, 5/8/18). Read more here.

More Photos, Footage of Volcanic Activity on Big Island of Hawaii — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 5/8/18).

Big Ol’ Dog Does Surprise Walk-On During Weather Broadcast — See Video (The Dodo, 5/7/18).

NINYF*: Filmmaker Dies after being Headbutted by Giraffe in S. Africa Safari Lodge — See Photo (Independent, 5/7/18). Read more, see more photos here.

191 Wild Horses Weakened by Hunger, Thirst Die in Mud around Dry Pond in Arizona — See Photo (The Washington Post, 5/6/18).

The Special Nature of the Human-Horse Bond: A Language of Touch (The Conversation, 5/5/18).

Flooding Rains, Deadly Mudslides Hit East Africa — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 5/5/18).

Survey: Total Number of Gorillas, Chimps in Africa Higher than Thought, but Numbers are Declining — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/4/18).

Dam Project Threatens Survival of New Orangutan Species Discovered in Sumatra — See Photo (EcoWatch, 5/4/18).

Meet Mauro Morandi, 79, Sole Resident of Sardinia’s Beautiful Budelli Island for 30 Years — See Photos (Mother Nature News, 5/4/18).

11-Year-Old Tennessee Girl Finds 475-Million Year Old Fossil along Lake — See Photos (Knox News, 5/4/18).

* Nature is Not Your Friend

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō from the east, Hawaii, May 3 2018 / USGS / Click for more.

Kilauea Volcano Blows on Big Island of Hawaii — See Photos & Video (The Weather Channel, 5/4/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, herehere and here.

Ocean Dead Zones Increasing Worldwide, But Loss Can be Reversed (The Conversation, 5/4/18).

New Study Adds to Evidence that Trees, Plants Communicate with One Another (COSMOS, 5/4/18).

U.S. Home to 23 Unesco World Heritage Sites — See Photos (The Washington Post, 5/3/18). See photos of all World Heritage Sites here.

Black Rhinos Reintroduced to Chad — See Photo & Video (EcoWatch, 5/3/18). Read more, see more photos here.

Bones of Extinct Ice Age Horse Uncovered in Utah Backyard — See Photos & Illo (The New York Times, 5/3/18).

Violent Seasonal Dust Storm Kills More than 100 in Northern India — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 5/3/18). Read more, see more video here.

Hawaii Bans Sunscreens with Coral-Killing Chemicals (EcoWatch, 5/2/18).

Man Attacked in S. Africa Safari Park by Male Lion He Raised from Cub — See Video (The Washington Post, 5/2/18).

RIP, #16: Studied from Birth under Acacia Tree in Western Australia, Trapdoor Spider Dies at Age 43 — See Photos (The Washington Post, 5/1/18).

April 2018

Night Skies are Stunning in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — See Video (National Geographic, 4/24/18).

57-Year-Old Elephant Matriarch Successfully Raising Rare Twin Calves in Tanzania — See Video (National Geographic, 4/19/18).

Warming Oceans Draw Bull Sharks to North Carolina’s Outer Banks — See Photos (The Washington Post, 4/16/18).

Astronomer-Photographer Shares Exquisite Images of Celestial South Pole — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 4/16/18).

Yikes! Asteroid Spotted Mere Hours before Zipping between Earth & Moon on 4/15 — See Photo & Diagram (EarthSky, 4/16/18). Read more, see more photos and a video report here.

Viruses are Freaky, Dangerous, Essential, Abundant & Literally Falling from Sky — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/13/18).

Good for Business/Bad for Nature: Philippine Tour Operators Lure Whale Sharks with Food — See Photo (Hakai Magazine, 4/13/18).

11 Lions — 3 Adult Females, 8 Cubs — Poisoned in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park — See Photos (National Geographic, 4/13/18).

Amazing Natural Formations that Look Human-Made: Basalt Columns around the World — See Photos (Mother Nature News, 4/12/18).

Visit, Tour & Almost Walk on the Moon with NASA — See Video (NASA Goddard, YouTube, 4/9/18).

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Ask Donations to anti-Ocean Plastic, pro-Wilderness, 5 Other  Charities in Lieu of Wedding Presents — See Photos (, 4/9/18).

8 Women & Guides Rescued after Day & Night Lost at Sea in Bahamas — See Photo (, 4/9/18).

Opinion: Saving Wildlife Helps Humans, Too — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/7/18).

Scottish Boy Bitten by Bull Shark after Falling Off Dock in Bimini — See Photos & Video (7 News Miami, 4/7/18).

How to Avoid Being Bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider — See Photo (EarthSky, 4/6/18).

InStyle Magazine Says “No More Fur (EcoWatch, 4/5/18).

Huge Bollywood Star Gets 5 Years in Jail for Poaching Rare Antelope in 1998 — See Photo (BBC News, 4/5/18). Read more, see more photos here.

BBC Admits Scenes in Documentary on Papua New Guinea Tribe, Other Nature Programs, were Staged — See Footage (The Guardian, 4/4/18). Read more, see more video here.

Ohio Neighborhood Rattled by Teeth-Baring Raccoons — See Photo & Video (Vice, 4/4/18). Read more, see more photos and video herehere and here.

Study: Universe Could End with Big Bang, Nobody Knows When — See Photos (, 4/4/18).

Study: Urban Green Spaces Linked to Lower Rates of Major Depression, Other Mental Health Disorders (The Lancet Planetary Health, 4/4/18).

U.K. Moves to (Almost) Completely Ban All Ivory (EcoWatch, 4/3/18).

Tracks from 2 Dinosaur Species Found on Isle of Skye — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 4/3/18). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here and here.

Oil Spill Spreading, Burning Off Borneo — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 4/3/18). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

Study: City-Dwelling Blackbirds Live Longer, Unhealthier Lives than Country Cousins — See Photos (COSMOS, 4/3/18).

Report: Hubble Telescope Spots Oldest, Most Distant Star Yet Detected — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 4/3/18).

Study: Venus May Once Have Had Liquid Water able to Support Life (COSMOS, 4/3/18).

MIT Researchers Design, Test Robotic FishCam — See Video (EarthSky, 4/2/18).

Whew! Falling Space Station Mostly Disintegrates, Fragments Fall in Ocean — See Photos & Map (Phys.Org, 4/2/18). Read more, see more maps, charts and video here.

March 2018

Shark Bumps Man Off Paddle Board in Hawaii — See News Report (KHON2, 3/31/18). Read more, see more video here.

5 Flower Videos to Celebrate Spring — See Videos (National Geographic, 3/30/18).

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s… a Falling Space Station! — See Video (EarthSky, 3/30/18).

Crack Forms in Kenya’s Rift Valley where Scientists Predict Continent Will Eventually Split Apart — See Photos, Maps, Diagrams & Videos (Science Alert, 3/29/18).

Cheetah Climbs into Safari Jeep in Tanzania — See Video (USA Today, 3/29/18).

See the 2nd Blue Moon of 2018 on 3/31 (, 3/28/18).

Industries, Environmentalists Wrestle with What to Do with Toxic Mining Waste — See Photos (, 3/28/18). Special thanks to author Bethany Augliere for sharing.

Drones Help Researchers Study Caribou Behavior when Crossing Ice — See Video (The New York Times, 3/28/18).

New Mountain Gorilla Census Underway in Uganda (Phys.Org, 3/28/18).

Carolina Parakeet, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago / Wikimedia Commons, The Conversation / Click for more.

When Male Lynx Meet during Breeding Season, Screaming Match Ensues — See Video (National Geographic, 3/28/18).

America’s Only Parrot Disappeared 100 Years Ago, Scientists Still Don’t Know Why — See Photos, Illo & Map (The Conversation, 3/28/18).

Boy Attacked by Great Horned Owl in Massachusetts — See Photo (Boston Globe, 3/28/18).

Avian Flu Threatening Coastal Bird Colonies in South Africa (Nature, 3/28/18).

Colombian Oil Company Takes Weeks to Stop River Spill, Destruction Still Being Assessed — See Videos (EcoWatch, 3/27/18).

Sandstorms, Dust Storms are Awesome — See Photos (The Atlantic, 3/27/18).

Study: Human Hunting Acts Like Natural Selection, Favors Scandinavian Brown Bears Moms who Keep Cubs Close Longer (Phys.Org, 3/27/18).

NASA “Clean Room” Holding Meteorites for Study is Contaminated — See Photo (Smithsonian, 3/27/18).

Some Flowers are Really Strange! — See Photos (COSMOS, 3/27/18).

Mountain Lion Roaming CA Neighborhood Tranquilized for Transfer — See Video (The Washington Post, 3/26/18).

It’s Hard Work Being a Hummie — See Video (The New York Times, 3/26/18).

Earth Hour 2018: Watch Landmarks, Skylines Go Dark — See Video (CBS News, 3/25). See photos here.

Orange Snow Sweeps Eastern Europe — See Photos & Video (Mashable, 3/25/18). Read more, see more photos here and here.

Earth Hour 2018 — Turn Off the Lights @ 8:30 P.M. on Saturday 3/24 ( Learn more here. See videos here, here, here, here and here.

New U.N. Global Reports Agree: We are Destroying Our Earth (The Guardian, 1/23/18). Read more here. Find the reports here.

Scientists in Submersible Capture 1st Footage of Deep-Dwelling Anglerfish Mating — See Video (National Geographic, 3/23/18).

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Image of Diving Kingfisher — See Photo (My Modern Met, 3/23/18). Special thanks to Kalia Doner for sharing.

Meet the (Older) Man who Crossed the Ocean in a Kayak…3 Times — See Photos & Maps (The New York Times, 3/22/18).

Brazil Wants Whole Nation Vaccinated against Yellow Fever (CIDRAP, 3/22/18).

Today is 25th Annual World Water Day (, 3/22/18).

Study: Very Tiny Mummified Skeleton Not Alien — Human with Unique Disorder — See Photo (The New York Times, 3/22/18).

When the Mullet Run in Miami, Now That’s a Sight to See — See Photos & Video (Hakai, 3/20/18).

NINYF*: 2 Men Almost Die in Iditarod — See Photos (The Washington Post, 3/20/18).

Cherry Blossom Season in China is Breathtaking! See Video (National Geographic, 3/20/18).

* Nature is not your friend.

It’s Spring! See Photos, Diagrams & Video (EarthSky, 3/20/18).

Sudan, Last Male Northern White Rhino, Euthanized at Age 45 in Kenya — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 3/20/18). Read more, see more photos and video herehere, here and here.

Welcome Spring with a Laugh — Funny Kitty Video, Even if Fake (RMVideos, YouTube).

Louis, Philadelphia Zoo’s 18-Year-Old Lowland Gorilla, Often Prefers Walking Upright — See Video (The Washington Post, 3/19/18).

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper: How the Universe Will End — See Videos (CNBC, 3/19/18).

Is Jupiter’s Great Storm Dying? (BGR, 3/16/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Early Humans Met, Mated with Mysterious Denisovans in 2 Separate Waves — See Illo (COSMOS, 3/16/18). Read more, see more illos and video here.

CDC Warns of Intense Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil (MedicalXpress, 3/16/18).

Surfing under the Northern Lights in Norway — See Photos (The Atlantic, 3/15/18).

Donatella Versace Says “No More Fur” — See Photo (EcoWatch, 3/15/18).

Easter Island Threatened by Rising Seas — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 3/15/18).

Devil Rays Endangered — See Photos (COSMOS, 3/15/18).

Amateur Skywatchers Discover New Type of Northern Light — See Photos & Video (The Atlantic, 3/14/18). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Researchers Capture Rare Footage of Lowland Gorilla Mom, Newborn Baby — See Video (National Geographic, 3/13/18).

Giant Prehistoric Shark Tooth Stolen from National Park in Western Australia — See Photo (The Washington Post, 3/13/18).

Skywatching from Grand Canyon’s Colorado River — See Video (EarthSky, 3/13/18).

Study: Alligators Have Shorter Limbs than Crocs (The New York Times, 3/12/18).

Scientists Explain Unusual Cause of Recent Mexico City Quake, Why It Could Happen Again — See Photos & Diagrams (The Conversation, 3/12/18).

Penguins Examine Animal Cam — See Video (BuzzFeed, 3/9/18).

Goliath Frog, Planet’s Biggest, Threatened by Overfishing in Cameroon — See Photo (bioGraphic, 3/8/18).

Large Diamond from Deep in Earth’s Mantle Contains Mineral Scientists Knew About but Have Never Seen — See Photo & Video (Newsweek, 3/8/18). Read more here.

Otter Attacks Female Kayaker on Florida’s Braden River (, 3/8/18).

NASA Marks Apollo 8 50th Anniversary with Look Back at Photos of Earth from Space — See Video (EarthSky, 3/7/18).

Scottish Nature Photography Award Winners Announced — See Photos (Express, 3/7/18).

Author: Cecil the Lion Died Horrible Death — See Photos (The Washington Post, 3/7/18).

132-Year-Old Message in Bottle Found on Western Australia Beach (The Washington Post, 3/6/18).

Villagers Kill Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger — See Photo (The Washington Post, 3/6/18).

Mongoose Pups Seem to Invite Hornbill to Play in South Africa — See Video (National Geographic, 3/3/18).

Asteroid 2017 VR2 to Pass Close Enough to Earth be Called Hazardous — See Photo (Newsweek, 3/2/18). Read more here.

Researchers Identify Adélie Penguin Hotspot in Antarctic’s Danger Islands — See Map & Photos (Nature, 3/2/18).

Sand Mining in Asia Harming Environment — See Photos (Science, 3/2/18).

Australia’s Blue-Ringed Octopus, Beautiful & Deadly when Angry — See Video (National Geographic, 3/1/18).

Snow in Italy, Tornados in UK, Beast of East Arctic Storm Hits Europe — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 3/1/18).

Researchers Use BaitCam to Capture Footage of Elusive Greenland Shark — See Video (EcoWatch, 3/1/18).

February 2018

• “Beast from East” Storm Blankets Europe with Snow, Ice — See Photos (The Atlantic, 2/28/18).

Indigenous Protectors of Environment May Get 1st Legal Protections under U.N. Treaty — See Photo (The Guardian, 2/28/18).

Study: Wild Chimps, Bonobos Use Same Gestures to Convey Same Messages (COSMOS, 2/28/18).

Study: Indigenous Australians Already Knew  — Falcons, Kites Carry, Drop Burning Sticks to Intentionally Start Fires (EcoWatch, 2/27/18).

Birdwatcher Spots Rare Yellow Cardinal at Feeder — See Video (BoingBoing, 2/26/18).

Violent Storms Bring Torrential Rains, Floods to Southern, Central U.S. — See Photos & Video (USA Today, 2/25/18).

Duck! Asteroid to Pass between Earth & Moon Today (COSMOS, 2/25/18).

Astronomers Puzzled: Universe Expanding Too Fast — See Photos (Newsweek, 2/23/18).

Nature Conservancy, Leonardo DiCaprio Do Deal to Create Marine Reserves in Seychelles — See Photos (EcoWatch, 2/22/18). Read more here.

Amateur Astronomer Captures Birth of Galaxy — See Photos (Ars Technica, 2/22/18). Read more, see time-lapse images here.

Researchers Discover Ancient Rock Carvings of Camels, Other Animals in Saudi Arabian Desert — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/15/18).

Diving Cormorant Pulls Remora Off Whale Shark Off Baja — See Video (National Geographic, 2/13/18).

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Pass within Hailing Distance of Earth Today — See Video (Space Coast Daily, 2/4/18). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here.

Mars Rover Looks Back on 5 Years of Exploring Red Planet — See Video (The Washington Post, 2/3/18).

LiDAR Mapping Reveals Mind-blowing Scope of Maya Civilization — See Photos, Maps, Illos & Video (National Geographic, 2/1/18). Read more, see more images here.

Study: Loss of Sea Ice Means Polar Bears Must Work Harder, Expend More Energy to Find Prey — See Video & Map (The Conversation, 2/1/18). Read the study, see more maps, charts and images here.

Nigel, the Lonely, Lovelorn Gannett, Dies on Mana Island Off New Zealand — See Video (The Guardian, 2/1/18). Read more, see more photos here.

United Airlines Draws Line at Emotional Support Peacock — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 2/1/18).

Truck Driver Drives Truck Over Peru’s Nasca Lines — See Photo (USA Today, 2/1/18).

January 2018

Storms on Jupiter, Dec 8 2017 / NASA, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt, Seán Doran / Click for more.

Photographer Captures Beautiful Sky Tracks of Birds in Flight — See Photos (National Geographic, 1/2018). Thanks to Diane Lamphron for sharing.

Researcher Discovers New Species of American Millipede: Colorful & Coated in Cyanide — See Photos (COSMOS, 1/30/18).

Naked Mole Rats are Really Weird — See Video (The Atlantic, 1/26/18).

Wildlife Officials Declare Eastern Cougar Extinct — See Photos (EcoWatch, 1/24/18).

Study: Musk Ox Survived Ice Age, Weird Weather Buries Whole Herd in Ice — See Photos (The Atlantic, 1/18/18).

Citizen Scientist-Artists Help Bring NASA Photos of Jupiter to Life — See Images (The Atlantic, 1/16/18).

Study: Ants Kill Sick Members to Protect Colony (COSMOS, 1/15/18).

Study: 2012 Underwater Volcanic Eruption in Pacific May Have Been Largest in Modern History — See Photo & Video (COSMOS, 1/15/18).

10 Documentaries about Animals Everyone Should See — See Trailers (One Green Planet, 1/15/18).

Australian Kites, Hawks Intentionally Spread Fire to Flush Out Prey — See Photos (COSMOS, 1/12/18).

Scientists Unsure What Caused Bright Flash Over Russia — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 1/10/18).

Female Birds of Paradise Find Male’s Super Black Feathers Sexy — See Photos & Video (The Conversation, 1/9/18).

You’ve Never Seen a Dog Grooming Contest Like This, Guaranteed — See Video (The Atlantic, 1/8/18).

NASA Captures Image of Gigantic Winter Storm Off East Coast — See Image (COSMOS, 1/8/18).

Norwegian Cruise Ship Breakaway Sails Intentionally Into Bad Winter Storm — See Video (Newsday, 1/7/18). Read more, see more video here, here and here.

Beachgoer Films Starfish Walking Across Sand — See Video (One Green Planet, 1/5/18).

Boy Splashing in Shallow Water Off Bahamas Beach Exits Water Just Ahead of Approaching Sharks — See Photos & Video (, 1/5/18).

Frenchman Takes Tourists Up in UltraLight to Fly with Birds — See Videos (National Geographic, 1/4/18).

What’s the Right Way to Handle a Cold-Stunned Iguana? — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 1/4/18).

Storms Bring Ice, Huge Waves on Both Sides of Atlantic — See Photos & Video (EarthSky, 1/4/18).

Astronomer Discusses Origins of 1st Interstellar Object to Visit Solar System — See Photo & Animation (The Conversation, 1/4/18).

Bombogenesis! Snow & Cold Grip Eastern U.S. — See Photos & Video (BBC, 1/4/18). Read more, see more photos, diagrams, maps and video here, here, here and here.

Hotel Caretaker Only Winter Inhabitant of Island Off New England — See Video (The Atlantic, 1/3/18).

DNA from Fossilized Baby Bones Point to Lost Branch of Native American Family Tree — See Photos (The Verge, 1/3/18). Read more, see more photos, illos and diagrams here, hereherehere and here. Find the study here.

What Cold Looks Like in U.S. & Abroad — See Images (The Atlantic, 1/3/18).

67-Year-Old Albatross Lays Another Egg — See Photos & Video (National Geographic, 1/2/18).

Caterpillars Are Creepy, Ugly, Beautiful, Amazing — See Videos (bioGraphic, 1/2/18).

Researchers Explore Healing Effects of Being Out in Nature — See Photos (National Geographic, 1/2/18).

Skywatchers Snap Photos of January Supermoon — See Images (EarthSky, 1/2/18).

What’s that Sound? 5 Strange Noises Scientists Can’t Explain (COSMOS, 1/2/18).