New research into central Australia's ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent's megafauna.
Climate change will have major effects on the ecology and distribution of many animal species. Now new research suggests that rabbits will be particularly hard hit as climatic changes alter their habitat over the coming decades.
To mark Earth Day on Wednesday, experts suggest you consider making lifestyle changes that will reduce your impact on the planet.
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is vulnerable to a series of dangers. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of its health, and although ...
A study spearheaded by UConn graduate students has found that species of two plant families sharing the same habitat sometimes respond in different ways to key climate changes.
An Indiana University-Dartmouth College team has identified genes and regulatory patterns that allow some organisms to alter their body form in response to environmental change.
Many marine organisms—such as coral, clams, mussels, sea urchins, barnacles, and certain microscopic plankton—rely on equilibrated chemical conditions and pH levels in the ocean to build their calcium-based shells and ...
Paleobiologist Mark Patzkowsky remembers when the insight that would set the direction of his career snapped into focus.
Geoengineering, an emerging technology aimed at counteracting the effects of human-caused climate change, also has the potential to counteract political polarization over global warming, according to a new study.
Know your neighbor, save the planet. That's the key finding of a study that finds socializing with neighbors leads to more planet-friendly behaviors than spending time with friends or family.