Microbes in Central Park soil: If they can make it there, they can make it anywhere
Soil microbes that thrive in the deserts, rainforests, prairies and forests of the world can also be found living beneath New York City's Central Park, according to a surprising new study led by Colorado ...
Bats may be mistaking wind turbines for trees
Certain bats may be approaching wind turbines after mistaking them for trees, according to a study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Irish teens' idea of using bacteria to improve crop yields wins Google Science Fair prize
New approach can predict impact of climate change on species that can't get out of the way
When scientists talk about the consequences of climate change, it can mean more than how we human beings will be impacted by higher temperatures, rising seas and serious storms. Plants and trees are also ...
Researchers developing new strategies for controlling the western corn rootworm beetle
There's a side of science that many people don't know about. Namely, the fact that scientists often have to spend an enormous amount of time becoming experts in things outside their field of study in order ...
Five ways to stop the world's wildlife vanishing
Full marks to colleagues at the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London for the Living Planet Report 2014 and its headline message which one hopes ought to shock the world out of its com ...
Online resource to support the work of biodiversity conservation organisations
A free online resource, launched today (1 October), will help conservation organisations share expertise and tools, aiding them in addressing some of the planet's most challenging conservation issues.
Pollution linked to lethal sea turtle tumors
Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds.
Shape up quickly—applies to fish, too
Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new conditions could ...
Eradication efforts unite to preserve fairy-wren population
Indigenous rangers and the Department of Agriculture and Food have been working with pastoralists to eradicate ornamental rubber vine (Cryptostegia madagascariensis) growing along the river banks at Mount ...
Aspen recovering as wildlife populations shift in Yellowstone National Park
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is undergoing dramatic shifts with consequences that are beginning to return the landscape to conditions not seen in nearly a century, according to a series of new studies.
Biological sciences professor publishes pupfish research
Craig Stockwell, professor of biological sciences, has co-written a research article that evaluates the history of the Devil's Hole pupfish, which rapidly evolved following its isolation. The article published Sept. 17 in ...
Blame coffee farm rust fungus for rising coffee prices
Wonder why that cup o' joe is so expensive? The culprit, says ecologist Ivette Perfecto of the University of Michigan, is a fungus sweeping through coffee plantations in Mexico and Central America, limiting ...
Wildlife numbers halved over past four decades: WWF
Wildlife numbers have plunged by more than half in just 40 years as Earth's human population has nearly doubled, a survey of over 3,000 vertebrate species revealed on Tuesday.