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.
Australia, despite being a massive island and continent of its own, has only one active volcanic region, and this spot has seen about 400 volcanic events in the last four million years. Now researchers have discovered the unique process that allows these eruptions to occur in a portion of the globe that is nearly devoid of volcanic activity.
A leaky oil rig may be absolutely terrible for our ocean's ecosystems, but what about one that's functioning perfectly? A recent study has determined that large oil or gas platforms off the California coast are actually serving as ideal bases for highly productive marine habitats, boasting a stunning amount of healthy aquatic life.
Scientists have become increasingly worried that plastic pollution threatens marine life in the world's oceans, and now new research shows that they have reason to fear it can harm freshwater organisms, too.
Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.
The Hawaiian islands are known for their slow and ponderous lava flows that can lasts for months. Hurricane-force winds certainly don't fit that description, but can be equally disastrous given the right circumstances. Now, both natural forces could be encroaching upon Hawaii at the same time, which is worrying officials.
A certain species of shark is hiding out in corals in an attempt to escape ocean acidification, according to a new study.
The year of 1934 was a dry one, as it boasted the worst drought in North America in the last 1,000 years, a NASA study has found.
Lake Erie, like a good portion of US waters, has always been vulnerable to large harmful algae blooms (HABs). However, a new study has revealed that this vulnerability has been on the rise in recent years, making it harder for officials to prevent threats to public health.