Wolf howls, Mother Nature claps (video)

The howl of magnificent Zephyr at NY's Wolf Conservation Center gets Mother Nature's attention.

High yield farming may be better for biodiversity

Is the idyllic, organic farm worse for our balance with nature?

Newly discovered enzyme is ‘firing pin’ for plant immunity

Just like humans, plants have an immune system that helps them fight off infections. Researchers have now identified a key step in how plant...

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

Chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research.

Air purifiers may benefit fetal growth

A new study reveals fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use portable air purifiers inside their homes.

Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge

Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale....

New plant species discovered in museum is probably extinct

A single non-photosynthetic plant specimen preserved in a Japanese natural history museum has been identified as a new species. However, it is highly possible...

Evaluating the contribution of black carbon to climate change

Scientists have developed an improved model to accurately assess the effect of black carbon on Earth's atmosphere.

Analyzing roadside dust to identify potential health concerns

Findings from studies of traffic-related abrasion particles point to tires, brake pads, and road materials as significant sources of environmental pollution with potential health...

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