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Innocent animals cannot do anything about climate change. Only people can. – USA TODAY

Caught by a motion-detection trail camera in the Florida wilds, a young panther manages a few steps before its wobbling hindquarters fail and its rear legs collapse to the ground. The cat, among several species stricken by some mysterious neurological ailment possibly connected…

Why good Christmas trees might be hard to find

If you’re someone who enjoys the beauty and smell of a real Christmas tree, you might have to search a little harder and pull a few more bills out of your wallet this holiday season. Some news outlets in the…

This may be why the 'devil worm' can live where no other animal can

When it comes to creatures that have been sharing this planet with us for millennia, this tiny worm is probably the devil you don’t know. That’s because the aptly named “devil worm” haunts places that are difficult, if not downright…

They're growing what? Hatcheries expand their mission beyond fish

Service hatcheries expand their mission By Mark Davis, public affairs specialistNovember 6, 2019 In Virginia and South Carolina hatcheries, biologists keep a close eye on shad and striped bass while taking time to focus on something that will never wear…

22 things you didn't know about cows

A German study found that cows tend to face either magnetic north or south when grazing or resting, regardless of the sun’s position. (Photo: smereka/Shutterstock) With those vacuous big eyes, galumphing gate and generally lazy-seeming demeanor, cows don’t get credit…

See it! Monday’s transit of Mercury

Click here for awesome photos from members of the EarthSky community of the November 11, 2019, transit of Mercury. It’ll be the last Mercury transit until 2032. A huge thank you to all who submitted to EarthSky Community Photos!