Invasive plants adapt to new environments

Invasive plants have the ability to adapt to new environments -- and even behave like a native species, according to new research.

Making action the norm

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 10 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01274-5Climate change action is moving forward, with the outcomes from COP26 setting the agenda for governments...

Yield-boosting stay-green gene identified from 118-year-old experiment in corn

A corn gene identified from a 118-year-old experiment could boost yields of today's elite hybrids with no added inputs. The gene controls a critical...

Five new frog species from Madagascar

Scientists have named five new species of frogs found across the island of Madagascar. The largest could sit on your thumbnail, the smallest is...

Many homeowners unaware they lived in reservoir 'flood pools.'

Hong Soule and her husband Charles bought their two-story house in Cinco Ranch Equestrian Village for its views of George Bush Park. Soule, a native...

Wired for efficiency: How methanogenic microbes manage electrons

A specialized enzyme machinery enables methanogenic microorganisms to thrive under extreme energy limitation.

Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away

When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in...

Mapping Mexico’s dengue fever hotspots

Scientists have analyzed data from Mexico's Ministry of Health to identify dengue fever hotspots. Working with epidemiologists at the University of North Texas and...

Severe coral loss leaves reefs with larger fish but low energy turnover

Research has found severe coral loss to be associated with substantial increases in the size of large, long-living herbivorous fish. However, decreased recycling of...

Protect rights and advance gender equality to mitigate climate change

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 06 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01043-4Initiatives to protect carbon sinks are crucial to mitigate climate change and avert its worst effects....

Latest news

Popular Articles

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

Do you see a devil in this orchid?

Named for 'el diablo' himself, a new and extremely rare orchid species reveals a wicked heart. Link to full source: Do you see a devil...

Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico. Link to full source:...

10 magical places saved by endangered species

In our efforts to save animals at risk of extinction, we've saved some extraordinary places as well. Link to full source: 10 magical places saved...