Topic: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Thievery by rodents moved an estimated 87 percent of seeds beyond the immediate vicinity of the parent tree, according to a study.
A huge turtle that lived some 60 million years ago in what is now South America had a circular shell, say paleontologists.
Titanoboa: The new Smithsonian exhibit in Grand Central Station displays a replica of the largest snake in history, the 48-foot titanoboa. Why don't huge snakes exist today?
2010 was one of the deadliest years on record for coral reefs. The Caribbean Sea just outside the Cancún climate conference offers evidence of global warming's negative effect.
12/06/2010 09:30 am
A deadly fungus has rolled across Central America, wiping out an estimated 100 species.
05/28/2010 05:43 pm
Tropical deforestation rates this decade are higher than during the 1990s, resulting in 135 plant, animal, and insect species being lost every day.
11/06/2009 12:00 am