Climate change threatens red knot population
In December, the red knot was added to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of endangered and threatened wildlife, making it the first bird whose listing identifies climate change as a principal threat ...
NASA satellite spots Christmas
If you're looking for Christmas NASA's Aqua satellite spotted it in the Southern Indian Ocean. It's a coral atoll (a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands made up of coral) in the northern Line Islands ...
Researchers on expedition to solve 'small island problem'
Researchers from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering are starting their new year with an expedition to the island of South Georgia to carry out research into improving weather forecasting. You can follow the team's progress on their blog. ...
Global warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching
The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists said Monday.
Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami threat
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Sunday evening, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami.
Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
Pregnancy-related infection kills endangered orca
An endangered orca found dead off Vancouver Island in Canada earlier this month died after a failed pregnancy caused a bacterial infection, officials said Tuesday.
Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet
A University of Otago, New Zealand, PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European ...
How blood parasites colonize and persist in small island bird populations
A new study highlights the complex factors at play for parasites that infect animal populations residing on small islands. The findings are important for understanding colonization and extinction as drivers of island biogeography.
Image: Colours of Borneo
This image from Japan's ALOS satellite was captured over part of southern Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia.
Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands
The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coastal waters ...
Why have we heard so little about the devastating Cape Verde volcano?
Around 60 volcanoes erupt in the average year. On any particular day, there are usually about 20 volcanoes erupting somewhere in the world. Naturally, they can't all make headlines. But when there are human ...
Tiger triplets have debut at Washington state zoo
(AP)—Sumatran tiger triplets born two months ago have gone on public display Friday at a zoo in Washington state.
Bebe discloses data breach
(AP)—Bebe stores Inc. said Friday that it recently detected suspicious activity on computers that run the payment processing system used for its stores, making it the latest company to disclose a data breach.