Researchers question conservation community’s acceptance of trophy hunting

Researchers are challenging the premise that trophy hunting is an acceptable and effective tool for wildlife conservation and community development.

American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected

The American pika, a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been widely thought that pikas...

Tracing the process of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

Nitrogen is an essential element for both the life on land and in the oceans. Moreover, it affects the climate of Earth. However, many...

Sustainable concrete cuts emissions and uses waste for better buildings

An international research group is building a case for more sustainable concrete by replacing synthetic reinforcement materials with natural fibers and materials from difference...

New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater

A new hybrid nanomaterial harvests solar energy and uses it to extract hydrogen from seawater, cheaply and efficiently. Future commercialization could mean a new...

Farm-level study shows rising temperatures hurt rice yields

A long-term, farm-level study of the relationship between warmer temperatures and rice yields in the Philippines shows that rising temperatures adversely affect rice yields.

Climate may quickly drive forest-eating beetles north, says study

Over the next few decades, global warming-related rises in winter temperatures could significantly extend the range of the southern pine beetle, one of the...

Older wildfire smoke plumes can affect climate

Aerosols carried in wildfire smoke plumes that are hundreds of hours old can still affect climate, according to a new study.

Pollinator monitoring more than pays for itself

Study found pollinator monitoring schemes, which often combine expert and volunteer observations, provide high-quality scientific data at a far lower cost than individual research...

World’s largest volcanic range may lurk beneath Antarctic ice

West Antarctica's vast ice sheet conceals what may be the largest volcanic region on Earth, new research has revealed.

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...