Sea star wasting devastates Pacific Coast species
(Phys.org) —Sea stars off the Pacific Coast are dying en masse at an "unprecedented" rate and geographic spread, and Cornell researchers are trying to find out why.
Monarch butterflies drop, migration may disappear (Update)
The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest ...
Plan to delist gray wolf endangers other threatened species, researchers find
The federal government's proposal to discontinue protection for the gray wolf across the United States could have the unintended consequence of endangering other species, researchers say.
Study finds the forgotten ape threatened by human activity and forest loss
The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world ...
Scientists find that dolphin in Australian waters is a new species
A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to a team of researchers working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American ...
Monkey that purrs like a cat is among new species discovered in Amazon rainforest
At least 441 new species of animals and plants have been discovered over a four year period in the vast, underexplored rainforest of the Amazon, including a monkey that purrs like a cat.
Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments
An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide's Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously ...
New world map for overcoming climate change
Using data from the world's ecosystems and predictions of how climate change will impact them, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, and Stanford University have ...
First estimate of total viruses in mammals
Scientists estimate that there is a minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals awaiting discovery. Collecting evidence of these viruses, or even a majority of them, they say, could provide information critical to early detection ...
US advances plan to kill barred owls in Northwest
(AP)—Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.
Archaeology uncovers amazing finds in West Sussex
Bronze Age settlements and Neolithic pottery are some of the finds made by UCL archaeologists during the construction of major new sea defences inland at Medmerry between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex.
Hiding in plain sight: New species of bird discovered in capital city
A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some remote ...
Genome offers clues to amphibian-killing fungus
A fungus that has decimated amphibians globally is much older than previously thought, but may have recently spread through the global wildlife trade to new locations where amphibians have no immunity, reports ...
Land management options outlined to address cheatgrass invasion
A new study suggests that overgrazing and other factors increase the severity of cheatgrass invasion in sagebrush steppe, one of North America's most endangered ecosystems.