Dramatic biological responses to global warming in the Arctic
"The Arctic as we know it may soon be a thing of the past," says Eric Post, associate professor of biology at Penn State University. Post leads a large, international team that carried out ecosystem-wide ...
2 more rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada
(AP) -- Federal wildlife biologists have confirmed sightings of two more Sierra Nevada red foxes that once were thought to be extinct.
Fox spit helped Forest Service confirm rare find
(PhysOrg.com) -- Three weeks ago, when U.S. Forest Service biologists thought they had found a supposedly extinct fox in the mountains of central California, they turned to UC Davis for confirmation.
Anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Middle East
Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human ...
Wildlife find path to safety under US roads
So how did the chicken cross the road? Or the raccoon, Virginia opossum, woodchuck, red fox, white-tailed deer or great blue heron?
Increase in Lyme disease mirrors drop in red fox numbers: study
A continued increase of Lyme disease in the United States, once linked to a recovering deer population, may instead be explained by a decline of the red fox, UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest in a new study.
Koalas, penguins at risk of extinction: study
Climate change threatens the survival of dozens of animal species from the emperor penguin to Australian koalas, according to a report released Monday at the UN climate summit.
Poisons on public lands put wildlife at risk (w/ Video)
Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare forest carnivore that makes its home in some of the most remote areas of California, according to a team of researchers led by University ...
London, a playground for 10,000 urban foxes
To some they are a nuisance, even a danger. To others, London's 10,000 foxes are a delightful reminder that this concrete wilderness is teeming with wildlife.
Officials confirm first sighting of rare fox at Yosemite in nearly 100 years
The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox was recently spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years.
Genetic study clarifies evolutionary origin of elusive montane red fox
North American red foxes originated from two separate genetic lineages that were isolated from each other by glaciers some half a million years ago, according to a U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station study.
Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox
Imagine attempting to trace your genetic history using only information from your mother's side. That's what scientists studying the evolution of the red fox had been doing for decades.
Fantastic Mrs. Fox -- mother knows best for urban fox families
In urban fox families, mothers determine which cubs get to stay and which must leave while fathers have little say in the matter, new research by biologists at the University of Bristol has found.
WCS confirms the return of the Persian leopard In Afghanistan's central highlands
Recent camera trap images from the rocky terrain of Afghanistan's central highlands have revealed a surprise: a Persian leopard, an apex predator long thought to have disappeared from the region, according ...