The Quanta Resources Superfund Site is one of 1,335 contaminated sites across America that the EPA deems most in need of cleanup. If Superfund status is any indicator, New Jersey has the dirtiest dirt in the country.
Researchers found that when deprived of pollen, bumblebees will nibble on the leaves of flowerless plants. The damage done seems to fool the plant into flowering, sometimes up to 30 days earlier than normal.
"While kayak fishing offshore, I hooked up on the elusive South Florida blackfin tuna, which took me on a wild ride. I was quickly joined by the not-so-elusive South Florida sharks which battled me for my catch."
Archivists at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia released a 21-second clip of the last known moving footage of a thylacine. The footage, shot in 1935, captures the last known captive thylacine before the species went extinct.
"We've had torrential rains in northern Illinois. I suppose the the storm drains leading to the sewers under this lot were submerged, and the air had trouble escaping the normal way as it filled with water, so it just blew a hole in the pavement."
Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.
Dozens of times over the eons, rove beetles have made complex, independent adaptations to live inside the nests of ants — the phenomenon of convergent evolution. Biologists want to know if this shows patterns at work in natural selection.