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Exploring Toxic Ice Caves in an Active Volcano

National Geographic grantee Eduardo Cartaya and his team descend into a volcano’s toxic ice caves on a mission to protect climbers and learn about microbial life in this eerie, otherworldly environment.

Poison Frogs Make Their Babies Toxic, Too

Strawberry poison frogs of Costa Rica give their newborn tadpoles a built-in weapon against predators: alkaloids.

Mass Poisonings Devastate African Wildlife, Incite “Urgent Measures”

The recent mass poisoning of vultures has prompted the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism to propose urgent legislation that would ban over-the-counter sales of poisons and pesticides. (Read more: Elephant Poachers Poison Hundreds of Vultures to Evade Authorities) Further investigations have revealed that over 1,000 vultures may have perished in this single incident.  While this…

Why Do Poisonous Caterpillars Jump?

To escape the Vietnamese heat, a caterpillar larvae leaps dozens of times a minute—without seeing where it’s going.