Huge colonies of dead coral found near the Deepwater Horizon wellhead points to the Gulf oil spill as a smoking gun, scientists announced this week.
When deluges sweep away buildings and inundate towns, contamination from sewage and chemicals becomes a threat.
Obama administration hopes to protect more pristine ocean habitat by opening up nominations for new marine sanctuaries.
A steady trickle of water is bringing wildlife back to a few parts of the Colorado River Delta.
Google Maps Gallery brings classic National Geographic cartography online.
It struts around, it puffs its chest, but its numbers are plummeting. Governments are struggling to preserve enough habitat to save the bird.
Becoming a London cabbie is as hard in its way as becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.
The U.S., Cook Islands, Bahamas, and Palau add to protected areas.
The hardy little bearded goby is the first fish known to thrive in seas dominated by stinging jellyfish and toxic mud, a new study says.
Looking "calm, playful, and healthy," jaguars have been spotted on a Colombian oil palm plantation—a first, scientists say.