This goofy bird vs. the fossil fuel industry

These people are on a pilgrimage. They’re in one of the most remote parts of the United States, to see something spectacular that happens every year. An icon of the American West. This is a sage grouse. And this is its mating dance. The sage grouse once numbered in the millions across this entire region. […]

How Spiders Use Electricity to Fly | Decoder

When you think of flying animals, what do you think of? Birds, butterflies, or bees might first come to mind, but what about spiders? Even though they don’t have wings, it turns out that spiders are actually some of nature’s best aviators. So, how do spiders take to the skies? Lightning storms are one of […]

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

(electronic music) – [Narrator] So this, believe it or not, is Silicon Valley. That’s Facebook’s headquarters there, like 15 hundred feet away, but a lot of the valley looks like this, marshland and empty wasteland. But there’s actually this big messy story happening right here in the middle of nowhere. It’s a story about humans […]

What Are We Doing to Prepare for the Next Big Oil Spill?

The next oil spill won’t be a matter of if — but when. Deepwater Horizon may have happened years ago, but significant research is still being conducted to learn as much as possible from the biggest oil disaster in recent United States history, and to find new, less toxic ways to reverse future oil spill […]

Why peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on earth

When I googled the “fastest animal” this is what I got. A cheetah. A cheetah. A little mammal bias maybe? The truly fastest animal on Earth has a max speed 3 times greater than the cheetah. Peregrine falcons can leisurely cruise through the skies between 40 and 60 miles per hour, but when they’re diving […]