New study documents how elephants plant the forest with high carbon-density trees and get rid of the weeds.
Scientists dub it the compression hypothesis, a phenomenon that could have implications for everything from animal reproduction to the spread of diseases.
Not all parts of the rainforest have suffered equally. Satellite images plot a path for Amazon protection.
New study suggests 3 ingredients are needed to stem forest losses: giving indigenous groups' control over land, designating protected areas—and law enforcement.
In reef restoration, as in the stock market, scientists find that a diverse and flexible portfolio is the best way to hedge ones bets in a changing world.
The link between fireworks and wildlife disturbance is well-established. This study of migratory geese is the first to look at long-term effects
Tree rings from 22,000 trees around the world reveal that old-growth trees keep growing and sucking up carbon more than younger trees during a drought.
A new study on the topic uncovered some surprises, such as the leading role of flightless mammals in spreading rainforest seeds.
Tuna populations on the rebound as fishing limits take hold. But lightly regulated sharks continue their downward spiral.
Researchers have meticulously traced how habitat loss and climate conspire to drive deadly disease outbreaks; and how saving flowering trees is a key part of the solution.
In a happy accident, a beaver dam built in the middle of a river research project illuminated how their presence improved water quality