With an increase in vegetation growth comes an increase of evaporation and plant transpiration. Oddly enough, in Tibet that phenomenon is combating global warming by cooling the air.
The earliest member of the modern baboon species has been declared, after scientists analyzed a partial skull of a monkey fossil. The skull was found during an excavation in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa.
Following a recent study that showed high methane output from oil and gas development, the EPA has proposed new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the industry by 2025.
Recent studies found that hummingbirds use an expansive filling technique to take in nectar from flowers, as apposed to capillary action. This contradicts 50 years of past research, but helps us better understand how the bird's tongue really works.
Decoding the genome of octopus species has revealed that it's genes are unlike any other animals', even those they are related to. Studies question whether life is possible elsewhere in the universe.
Recent studies discovered that frogs have utilized an adaptive characteristic that has never before been observed in a vertebrate species.
Natural selection has provided honeybees with the genes they need to protect themselves against mites that have caused significant colony loss.
There have been no signs of wild Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia since 2007. Since fewer than 100 Sumatran rhinoceros remain in Indonesia, conservation and breeding efforts are encouraged. The tiger was saved in India by similar strong conservation efforts by government.
Researchers studied North American bears over the course of a couple months, while flying drones overhead to see how bears would respond.
The Australian government recently launched a $250,000 campaign to increase surveillance and shark tagging in an attempt to reduce shark attacks.
Researchers suggest that helium isotopes found during a ten-year period leading up to the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in central Japan, may be helpful in future risk management and disaster mitigation.
Researches recently discovered that the Amazon basin is experiencing a dry, fire-prone season as a result of North Atlantic hurricanes shifting the Intertropical Convergence Zone.
Recent studies on catsharks explain how fish evolved to live on land in the form of tetrapods. The missing link was a key regulator protein, researchers found.
North American dog fossils as old as 40 million years were analyzed to trace their evolution related to climate change and corresponding habitat changes.