Endangered Species Act at 50: wins, losses and controversy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, one the the most influential conservation laws in U.S. history. But, the occasion is marred by 21 species newly classified as extinct.

Farewell to panda-monium: National Zoo’s iconic bears going to China with no replacements

The departures come amid strained relations between the United States and China.

Need a new way to relax? Try birding.

Birdwatching, or birding, is considered one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the country. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, about 45 million Americans participate in the hobby. Many people first picked up birding during the COVID-19 pandemic and discovered a new passion while restricted to their homes or trying to stay isolated outdoors.