Whooping cranes nest in Texas for 1st time in a long time
Two pairs of whooping cranes — one of the rarest North American birds — have been found nesting in southeast Texas, which state and federal officials said showed the success of restoration efforts started in Louisiana.
Near-extinct sturgeon caught in Potomac
Two anglers caught and released a near-extinct shortnose sturgeon in the Potomac River last Friday, causing some conservationists to laud restoration projects and spurring more sturgeon tracking efforts in the Washington area.
Industrial noise does long-term damage to plants — study
Loud noises from surrounding industry could be affecting the diversity of tree and plant seedlings even after the sites quiet down, researchers said, warning of the long-term effects of noise pollution.
Volcano pollution tied to rise in disease risks
Respiratory disease cases spiked after one of Iceland's largest volcano eruptions, causing researchers to warn of adverse health reactions for 800 million people globally living near volcanoes.
Carbon monoxide dangerous at EPA 'safe' levels — study
Carbon monoxide levels considered "safe" under EPA standards are still harmful to human health, leading scientists to conclude there's no safe threshold for the airborne contaminant.