A volcano on the Galapagos Islands erupted Monday, raising fears for the region's unique pink iguanas.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
Despite concerns from conservationists, Zambia is preparing to lift a 2013 ban on the hunting of wild lions and leopards in order to raise funds.
A new species of marine roly poly pillbug - actually, make that two new species - were recently discovered in Los Angles, a new study describes.
It's no secret that in recent years, US honeybee and butterfly populations have been in serious decline. Though it wouldn't be the first time, now the federal government is stepping in, announcing its plan to boost numbers of these helpful pollinators.
Fish are known for being seemingly cold-hearted creatures, swimming the cool depths of our vast oceans. But now scientists have discovered the first fully warm-blooded fish, and it's making them question how much we really know about marine life.
Scientists have managed to successfully 'reverse evolve' the beaks of chicken embryos. The result very closely resembles the maws of long-gone dinosaurs, bolstering theories about the evolution of flight and - most stunningly - the potential to recreate prehistoric ancestors.
Eat your heart out Johnny Appleseed. That's practically what Lorena Tapia, Ecuador's minister of environment, said on Wednesday when she announced that the country plans to plant 350,000 trees simultaneously.
For five years now, there has been a notable decline in the number of wolf sightings in Denali National Park and Preserve. Now a new report from the National Park Service (NPS) is suggesting that wolf hunting could be to blame, as there are few limitations on when a wolf can be killed by a hunter in the Alaskan wilderness.
A new worm species, called Parougia diapason, was discovered in whale bones on Antarctica's Deception Island, showing scientists just how many unknown species are still out there.
Ever since it was first noticed in 2006 that America's honeybees were dying en masse, the spotlight has been on these essential pollinators. It was quickly revealed that not only US honeybees, but entire global populations were in trouble, with troubling declines in Europe and even Australia. Now a new investigation has revealed that a suite of diseases that once exclusively affected domestic honeybees has moved on to infect wild bees, such as the common bumblebee, as well.
It's been more than a week since the developing world of Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Aid and recovery efforts are now in full swing, and NASA, of all groups, seems to be one of the first to provide information that's uniquely valuable to responders.
Scientists fear that the decline of the world's largest herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, could lead to an "empty landscape" in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, according to a new study.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that an incredibly destructive 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the small country of Nepal over the weekend, killing more than 5,000 (according to official estimates) people and injuring 10,000. Now one risk researcher is saying that it should have been expected, while other experts are saying that the damage is bound to be much worse than initial reports are claiming.
This past weekend, the White House hosted the first tour of its garden for 2015, celebrating the arrival of spring with a brilliant display of flowers and cheer. However, those weren't the only things on display. A great number of environmental advocates showed up to urge the First Lady to ensure that not only would the White House garden be free of bee-harming pesticides, but that President Barack Obama stand by his resolution to protect pollinators across the nation.