Insects

Scaling Back the Mississippi Delta
Article - Short

An invasive insect is chewing through the cane that holds the delta together.

Last Dune Standing
Article - Short

A growing population and rampant development hits Israel’s coast hard.

Saving the Silverspot
Features

A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
Article - Short

Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
Features

Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

Beating Back the Crazy Ants
Article - Short

An innovative—if horrifying—approach and a five-year effort seems to have rid Johnston Atoll of its yellow crazy ant infestation.

Embracing the Weirdness of Waterless Waterways
Features

The drought in California has created an obsession with water, but sometimes, no water is just fine.

Intermittent Streams: Nature’s Vanishing Act
Video

Around the world, creeks, rivers, and streams that flow sporadically are common, and these temporary waterways—wet or dry—are fundamental to...

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.

Life Finds a Way
Article - Short

How will Japan’s new volcanic island turn green?