Study underscores the power of top predators to shape ecosystems—even helping to keep them cool during heatwaves
Looking for ways to pay for forest restoration, scientists hit on a a creative strategy: support new markets for fuels and construction materials made from small trees and branches.
Scientists wielding DNA "vacuums" could sniff out animals living nearby - even hundreds of meters away. The development raises the possibility of tracking biodiversity through DNA floating in the air.
Strides in computer power and artificial intelligence have enabled scientists to gauge the almost unimaginable scale of nighttime migrations—more than 700 million birds on some nights in the US.
Decades of declining herbivore populations in central African national parks have conservation scientists arguing that smaller reserves might be better for wildlife
Giant patches of plastic floating in the ocean have become home to an experiment in a new hybrid ecosystem, made up of stowaway species from coastal environments and organisms that dwell in the middle of the Pacific. Meet the "neopelagic" world.
Nearly three decades after the launch of the ambitious campaign to connect wildlife habitat from the Yukon in northern Canada to Yellowstone National Park, researchers say such big ambitions and lots of hype can pay off.
More than 500 mammal species are high-risk candidates for carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID, based on a new study of common traits among species with a protein gateway for the virus.
As grasslands vanish in parts of Europe, butterflies are finding refuge in unusual places, including industrial wastelands.
CIA spy satellite photos from the 1960s are now a treasure trove for scientists tracking ecological change, including finding valuable forests hidden in Romania's Carpathian Mountains.