An Introduction to My Life Aquatic

Earthzine science writer joins Robert Ballard’s Corps of Exploration on board the E/V Nautilus in August.

Why a tiny, fanged fish produces a pain-free bite

Scientists say their discovery shows there are medical secrets still hidden in our oceans.

LANDFIRE 2015 Remap – Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Classify Existing Vegetation Type and Structure to Support Strategic Planning and Tactical Response

Characterizing vegetation type, cover and height with Earth observation data enhances wildland fuel modelling.

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

Ecologists are trying to understand why the midge population at an Icelandic lake can fluctuate by 100,000-fold across a decade, and what impact these massive swarms have on the surrounding landscape.

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

If most of the world’s coral reefs die, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism.

Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition

The idea of making Mars habitable for humans has captured the public’s imagination, so we decided to take a look at science exploring possibilities in the not-so-distant future.

How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat

From algae to fish and polar bears, the loss of habitat caused by global warming is affecting the food chain.

Bluebells may fail to flourish as warmer days speed start of spring

Carpets of bluebells have long been a feature of spring woodlands – but the flowers may not be at their best in years to come, research suggests.

Birds of a feather mob together

Dive bombing a much larger bird isn’t just a courageous act by often smaller bird species to keep predators at bay.

Call for Papers: Coral Reefs

IEEE Earthzine, an online scientific publication, is soliciting articles of 800 to 3,000 words for its second 2017 quarterly theme, Coral Reefs.

‘Seagrasses’ vital to coastal health

Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

A Big Decline of River Herring

Tiny stones in fish hold clues to help restore populations