Female guppies can avoid male guppy courting by not only increasing their speed, but also by perfecting their swimming technique, say researchers.
Drought can cause slow death to forests, says a new study by Duke University. However, the effects are not immediate--so, good news, there is hope for revitalizing such trees.
The number of farmers' markets and food coops has ballooned nationally since 2004. A new University of Iowa study looked at this phenomenon, which was part of the direct-to-consumer sales that grew twice as fast as total agricultural sales between 1992 and 2007, according to the USDA.
University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.
NASA recently compared satellite images of Earth's surface to see the effects of increased groundwater pumping. The profiles they found revealed that subsidence is occurring in the San Joaquin Valley at an increased rate.
Bluebirds are able to increase their songs and lower their pitch to compensate for increasing background noises that otherwise inhibit communication between them and their potential mates.
Climate change expects boreal forests to shift northward at rate ten times faster than they are able to. Not only do they have to make room for global warming, but they are expected to produce wood for lumber and biofuel uses, house plants and animals, defend against invasive species and store carbon dioxide. With drier and warmer conditions, their ecosystem can't handle it all.
Humans have been found to stray from the tradition food web hierarchy and hunt or fish at rates with which wildlife populations cannot keep up.
One of the lightest elements, helium, has been thought to be dangerously near finished. Used in MRIs and the Large Hadron Collider, it's important. Researchers say it lies beneath mountain ranges, geyser fields, and is otherwise in supply in ways we didn't know as well before.
The largest of planets may have formed very differently from what we've thought all along.
Researchers examined various snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada region in order to get a better understanding of how climate change is affecting subsurface water content levels.
Delta Airlines, the only U.S. carrier with direct service to Africa, recently joined several airlines abroad in banning hunting trophies onboard flights. The carriers are responding to public out-cry after Cecil the Lion was killed in a trophy hunt.
University of Cambridge researchers discovered unique inscriptions inside China's Dayu Cave that, when combined with a chemical analysis of the surrounding stalagmites, provide us with knowledge on how local populations were affected during periods of drought over the past 500 years.
Since a plant's growth and developement is often affected by the environment the grown in, researchers examined exactly what conditions they were most vulnerable to, in order to develope management solutions to combat their decline.