The destructive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a catastrophe at Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant are now four years behind us, but the effects of that disaster are still being felt today. Now a new study has revealed that even as ecosystems slowly recover, Fukushima's native bird population is actually dwindling more than ever - and researchers think they know why.
A rare monkey some believed to be extinct has recently been spotted in the forests of the Republic of Congo after successfully evading scientists for more than half a century, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
The last known male northern white rhino on Earth is under heavy guard in Kenya as conservationists struggle to save the species from certain extinction.
The Ebola outbreak, which made headlines just last year, is slowly but surely coming under control, according to the World Health Organization and public health initiatives. Now, researchers are saying that there is hope that it will soon never resurface in epidemic proportions again, as an experimental vaccine called VSV-ZEBOV was recently found to be both safe and effective in early human trials.
An unusual looking penis has lead to the recent discovery of a new monkey species, according to scientists.
To protect their cats... and the rest of Florida's delicate ecosystem, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching a hunt for Nile monitor lizards in Palm Beach County. According to biologists, these large invasive lizards should be coming out of hiding to breed very soon, making it the perfect time for locals and professionals alike to strike.
The next time you visit the lawn and garden center at a Lowe's Home Improvement store, you can shop assured that whatever you chose to buy, you won't be dooming backyard bees in the process. Lowe's has joined a growing list of garden retailers who are taking any products that use neonicotinoid pesticides off their shelves, reflecting a growing concern for the world's pollinators.
An army of 3,000 strong and counting is building in a lake in Boulder, Colorado, and the potential impact of this invasive exotic fish has conservationists on edge.
Early Tuesday morning, April 7, Colorado state wildlife officials seized more than 100 prairie dogs from a Castle Rock woman's garage. Now they have no place to go, after a New Mexico ranch that previously agreed to take on the animals has rescinded its offer.
In light of their falling numbers, the northern spotted owl may soon gain more protections, federal biologists announced Wednesday.
After an intermittent short-circuit put a dent in scientists' plans, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) finally began its powerful restart after a 2-year shutdown, officials said.
Passing gas: it's a natural part of bodily function, and not one that's ever associated with doomsday scenarios. However, experts are finding that invasive insects are pumping out more gas than usual, helping facilitate warming in places that otherwise couldn't support them.
The iconic puffin, a bird being considered as one of 10 candidates to be the UK's national bird, may be in trouble. Experts are finding a disturbing amount of plastic in the bellies of puffins around the Isle of May, and they say this could spell for severe ecological consequences.
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