Winter is rearing its ugly head, and soon your backyard may be covered in thick sheets of snow (if it isn't already). Now is the time to break out the rakes and bag up those autumn leaves. However, if you're not particularly into yard work, we've got a fantastic reason for you to shirk the raking: leaving leaves where they fall can actually be a boon to wintering wildlife and your garden!
Extreme weather plaguing the Arctic town of Longyearbyen is causing problems for the region's reindeer, as well as its people, according to new a new study.
Researchers have just recently discovered evidence of an ancient canyon buried deep in south Tibet, rewriting the history of how the Himalayas came to be, according to a new study.
Corals may be in more trouble than we thought. A new study has recently revealed that even after corals recover from traumatic bleaching events, they may not reproduce, as bleaching appears to have some adverse affects on the long-term fertility of coral species.
For the greater part of the last two decades, China has been rapidly developing a series of conjoined seawalls along nearly half the entire length of its mainland's coastline. And while this has been a major boon for desperate land developers, it has proven disastrous for local and even migrating wildlife.
With experts worrying that global food shortage may soon become an issue due to an unsustainable human population, they are trying to come up with a possible solution. But new research shows that we may not have to worry after all - as long as we're okay eating bacterial slime and bugs instead of a Big Mac and fries.
The Alaska Range boasts some of the world's most dramatic topography, including the over 20,000-foot Denali mountain (Mount McKinley). Geologists at Syracuse University are just beginning to understand how this extraordinary mountain range formed, explaining their findings in a new study.
The decline of Kemp's ridleys, Texas' official sea turtle, can be attributed to over-harvesting of their eggs and incidental capture in fishing gear, but now experts say that that the 2010 BP oil spill may also play a role, setting back this species' recovery.
It's come to the public's attention that a wind farm company operating in the United States filed a lawsuit last month in an attempt to hide the number of bird deaths that occurred from their energy-saving turbines.
No, Canadian lakes aren't going to start looking like big bowls of JELL-O, but they are becoming the homes of a stunning number of jelly-coated organisms that compete with plankton for food and other resources. That's alarming news for researchers, who worry that this imbalance is putting vital ecosystems in trouble.
It's no secret that wild elephant populations are approaching dangerously low numbers. Overhunting, poaching, and shrinking habitats are keeping elephants down. Now, new research shows that if elephants go down, they're taking the trees with them.
If you haven't already, it's time to stoke the fireplace, break out the blankets, and prepare for a heck of a heating bill. That's because the face of winter has descended upon North America. Well, that's at least according to new satellite imagery from the NOAA and NASA.
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine refuges in the world, is filled with a wide array of ocean life, as well as 57 tons of garbage.
Even as winter closes in, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continues to be a threatening nuisance to states across the East Coast, destroying ash trees and jacking up the price of firewood just before we need it. Now it has spread to new states and Canada, sparking renewed efforts to keep it contained.