The remarkable diversity of California's plant life is largely the result of low extinction rates over the past 45 million years, according to a new study published in the journal Evolution. Although many new species have ...
(Phys.org)—One of the more promising ideas for controlling or eliminating troublesome Asian carp populations in the Midwest's rivers is impractical and unsafe, according to a Purdue University researcher.
Australians have been urged to defend their native landscapes against an insidious invasion of slow-spreading weeds.
Mice living in the high-altitude, oxygen-starved environment of the Andean mountains survive those harsh conditions by fueling their muscles with carbohydrates. The findings, reported online on December 6 in Current Biology, ...
(Phys.org)—Be careful what you eat, says University of Notre Dame stream ecologist Gary Lamberti.
Australia's native animals are being fed nauseating sausages of cane toad meat in a bid to train them against eating the foul, toxic species as it spreads into new areas, researchers said on Tuesday.
(Phys.org)—Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it's no laughing matter.
(AP)—The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Chilean authorities say—and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
As native birds continue to lose their homes due to the spread of the Australia's cities, scientists are urging city planners and householders to help save them by planting more Australian trees.
(Phys.org)—As leaves drop in autumn, it's not only a good time to enjoy the reds, yellows and oranges drifting from the trees—it's also a good time to kill honeysuckle.