Native trappers defend Canada forests from logging
Beyond a clear-cut in Quebec's far north—marked by a sign that reads "the road of destruction ends here"—aboriginal Canadians are fighting for an ancient forest and their traditional hunting rights.
Study shows extra Amazon greenness during drought an optical illusion
A functional forest ecosystem is more than just trees
In 2011, the University of Jyväskylä held an academic conference on the ecological restoration of forests. The conference was visited by 53 researchers from 10 European countries. Now the researchers' ideas and discussions ...
Amazonia at a crossroads
The Amazon rainforest faces an uncertain future – one that an international research network hopes to help steer towards sustainability.
Cockatoos find food in rehabilitated forest
Murdoch University researchers have found that Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos have been drawn to a new food source – rehabilitated mining pits.
Fire scars big nature reserve in Ecuador's capital
Fire blamed on arson has charred vast areas of a nature reserve in Ecuador's capital, officials said Monday as they declared the blaze under control.
Searching for ways to control an agricultural nuisance
Even the name sounds threatening. Known as "dog-strangling vines" in Canada, European swallowworts are invasive vines that can grow to 8 feet in length and wrap around supporting vegetation and smother it. ...
NASA image: Fires plague Portugal
Portugal has been experiencing the worst drought in years. Drought and the dry conditions that follow lead to wildfires set by just a spark or a lightning strike. Portugal's north has been plagued with wildfires ...
Snapping turtles finding refuge in urban areas while habitats are being polluted
In the Midwest, people have a fear of encountering snapping turtles while swimming in local ponds, lakes and rivers. Now in a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that snapping turtles ...
New species of carnivore discovered: First find of its kind in more than three decades
Observed in the wild, tucked away in museum collections, and even exhibited in zoos around the world—there is one mysterious creature that has been a victim of mistaken identity for more than 100 years. ...
Extreme wildfires likely fueled by climate change
Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research led by Michigan State University scientists.
Myanmar at the crossroads: Conservationists see opportunities and challenges in biodiversity hotspot
Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the ...
Borneo's orangutans are coming down from the trees
Orangutans might be the king of the swingers, but primatologists in Borneo have found that the great apes spend a surprising amount of time walking on the ground. The research, published in the American Jo ...
Smelly monster 'corpse' flower in bloom in Brussels
A Titan Arum, one of the world's largest, rarest and smelliest flowers, is in bloom in a Brussels hothouse for the third time in five years in a rare botanical feat for a plant that generally goes years without ...