A new methane-releasing microbe, just recently discovered in Sweden, is a key player in climate change, according to new research.
International agriculture and lumber industries are main drivers of tropical deforestation, according to a new study.
Imagine spending another lovely day on the beach when, out of the blue, great forests of foreign seaweed wash ashore. The last thing you'd likely do is say, "hm, I think I'm going to live in this stuff!" Strangely, that's exactly what crabs and other crustaceans are doing, and it's working out really well for them.
Scientists behind a new study have found that algal blooms, at least when attacked by viruses, can affect global carbon cycles.
If you're a tea connoisseur you may have noticed that sometimes your favorite brew just doesn't taste like it should. Now researchers are arguing that this may be because shifting rain patterns can actually affect the chemicals in tea that are responsible for flavor and even its health benefits.
A new series of DNA analyses have revealed the possible beginnings of an invasion of Lake Michigan, with evidence of Asian carp showing up in a pair of Michigan tributaries.
It seems that we can add yet another side effect of climate change to the growing list. Scientists have taken a closer look at alpine goats and found that they're shrinking in size as they react to shifts in climate, new research shows.
Well this is going to be embarrassing for everyone involved... Remember those dangerous pesticides that experts are blaming for the tragic mass death of our pollinators? It turns out that they aren't even all that good at their job, leaving coated crops no better off than if they were left untreated.
You're likely quite familiar with the adage 'the early bird gets the worm,' but what about late nights? Now researchers are finding that artificial lighting in urban parts of the world is making some species stay out later, significantly influencing how they function from day-to-day.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have achieved a major breakthrough, identifying certain detoxifying organisms that may be able to effectively deal with the world's pollutant problem, new research indicates.
Australia's plan for creating a vast marine reserve off Antarctica has gained less ground, but the country said Monday it's still hopeful in the sanctuary's success.
Surveillance traps are showing that the brown marmorated stink bug - a harmful pest for farmers and a smelly nuisance for home owners - continues to gradually invade southwest Michigan even as weather grows colder.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently donated a total of two million dollars to the ocean conservation group known as Oceans 5. But this is no isolated donation, the renowned celebrity is also a well-respected environmental advocate, and has made numerous donations and earned significant accolades over the years.
The fact that there are less predators stalking them day and night should sound like a good news for a great many herbivores across the globe. But a new study has found that this isn't necessarily the case. With fewer large predators keeping populations in check, herbivores are over-foraging and destroying the delicate ecosystems that have kept them fed for countless years.
Our warming world may be impacting what birds show up where during the winter. Scientists have found that the resident communities of birds that appear at eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have changed as temperatures have increased.