Once a Landscaper's Favorite, Many States Are Now Banning the Callery Pear
The Callery pear’s flowers stank, its branches flew off in the wind, and it had a nasty habit of spreading to where it wasn’t wanted. Now it’s being banned in some states as an invasive species.
The Ghost Catfish: How This Little See-Through Fish Gets Its Rainbow Colors
You can see right through this little aquarium fish from Thailand: Its skin is almost completely transparent. But when the light hits it just right, its body flickers with shimmering rainbow colors.
Spellbinding Polar Night Gets Darker in Warming Arctic
For the miners, scientists and tourism workers of more than 50 nationalities who make up most of Svalbard’s 3,000 inhabitants, it’s challenging at first to adjust to living without even a hint of twilight in a treeless, black-and-white landscape.
Mass Audubon Teaches Nature Lessons to Kids, Teens
About 1,000 children go to camp every year at the Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, Boston’s first green building that was built 20 years old and is completely carbon-neutral.
Get to Know the Bug That May Wipe Out Ash Trees in North America
The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is causing problems in over 30 U.S. states and parts of Canada. Learn about the insect, how it is destroying ash trees and why this is a huge problem.
This College Student Has Held Hundreds of Joro Spiders. Here's What He Wants You To Know
You’ve probably already read the alarmist headlines: Joro spiders parachute from the sky, millions could spread across the country, not to mention, they’re huge. To break down what’s true and false in the latest terrifying invasive species news cycle (looking at you, murder hornets), NBCLX talked to someone who, by his own admission, has held more Joro spiders than...
Meet the College Student Who Discovered Joro Spiders Are Spreading on the East Coast
Recent research from the University of Georgia found that Joro spiders, a invasive species native to Southeastern Asia, will spread along the East Coast this spring and summer. They first came to the U.S. in 2013 and caught the eye of University of Georgia student Ben Frick, who researched their ability to spread along with assistant research scientist Andy Davis....
Huge Invasive Spider Native to Asia Could Spread to Much of East Coast, Study Says
Researchers say a large spider native to East Asia that proliferated in Georgia last year could spread to much of the East Coast
Security Camera Captures Moment Flock of Birds Drops Dead in Mexico
Security footage shows a flock of birds drop dead mid-flight in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua
Mosquito Vision Tailored to Our Skin, Researchers Find
In a paper published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, one research team examined mosquito vision, finding in a series of experiments that the insects were attracted to certain colors, including red and orange.