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Motored Down: Record number of manatee, Florida panther deaths in 2009

2009 was the deadliest year on record for Florida panthers ( Felis concolor coryi ) and manatees ( Trichechus manatus ), two endangered species that most often lose their lives when their habitats collide with that of humans.A record high 17 panthers were struck by vehicles and killed in Florida last year, two deaths above the previous high set in 2007...

January 6, 2010 — John Platt

Obesity is now just as much of a drag on health as smoking

In case anyone needs a reminder to stick to that New Year's resolution to slim down or kick the cigarette habit, researchers have confirmed that obesity and smoking are still the country's leading contributors to preventable deaths and illnesses...

January 5, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

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