Immense diversity and interdependence in high temp deep-sea microorganism communities

A new study finds that microorganisms live in richly diverse and interdependent communities in high-temperature geothermal environments in the deep sea. By constructing genomes...

Global study of hypoxia in rivers shows it is more prevalent than previously thought

New research shows hypoxia in rivers and streams is generally much more prevalent across the globe than previously thought. The research compiles over 118...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species in Australia

Federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia's extinction crisis, according to new research.

Study reveals influence of krill availability on humpback whale pregnancies

Scientists show reduced krill supplies lead to fewer pregnancies in humpback whales -- a finding that could have major implications for industrial krill fishing....

Virus plus microplastics equal double whammy for fish health

Microplastics -- tiny particles generated as plastics weather and fragment -- pose a growing threat to ecosystem and human health. A new laboratory study...

Asteroid findings from specks of space dust could save the planet

New research into the durability and age of an ancient asteroid made of rocky rubble and dust, revealed significant findings that could contribute to...

Can elephants save the planet?

Researchers report that elephants play a key role in creating forests which store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa....

The key to weathering rapid sea-level rise may lie in a Massachusetts salt marsh

Researchers recently announced that salt marshes, critical habitats threatened by rapid sea-level rise, may in fact thrive despite higher water levels. The key factor...

The single oil spill that can disrupt the global energy supply

A maritime area three times the size of the city of London holds the highest risk for oil spills in the Gulf which can...

New discovery: Endangered Amami rabbit disperses seeds for non-photosynthetic plant

Seed dispersal is an essential process for the evolution and ecology of terrestrial plants, making discoveries of uncommon seed dispersal agents particularly interesting. Scientists...

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