Scientists have discovered that massive amounts of microplastics are falling into remote areas in protected US national parks every year. The tiny bits of plastic are carried there by winds and rains.
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The number of Mexican gray wolves in the United States jumped by nearly 25% last year. That growth in numbers is good news for an animal that was in danger of dying out. But not everyone is happy about the news.
A massive "raft" of very lightweight rocks called pumice is floating across the South Pacific Ocean. The rocks came from an undersea volcano and are expected to wind up in Australia in seven to 12 months.
National Park Week ends tomorrow with National ParkRx Day. Doctors and other health care workers are joining with parks in the US, and encouraging people to get out and enjoy nature. They believe it's as good as medicine.
The recent US government shutdown has had many serious effects. One interesting effect is that it allowed a group of elephant seals to take over a beach in a national park.
The last person to spot land iguanas on the Galapagos island of Santiago was Charles Darwin - in 1835. Now they're coming back. Experts believe it will be good for both the iguanas and the island.
When a research group posted a picture of a young monk seal on the Internet, the picture, and the seal, soon became big news. Why? The seal had an eel hanging out of its nose.
The world's oldest known wild bird, an albatross named Wisdom, has returned to her nesting place in the Midway Atoll. The 68-year-old bird has just laid another egg.
The Museum of Natural History in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. There is also a contest for people under 18. Here are some of this year's best pictures.
In Japan, many people look forward to seeing the cherry trees bloom in the spring, So why are some cherry trees blooming now, almost five months early?