Recent studies of female seabirds found that they couldn't fly or dive as well as their male counterparts during windy conditions. As weather conditions are expected to worsen with climate change, these females may be endangered.
Paleobontanist David Dilcher carefully studied fossilized Montsechia, to determine that it is Earth's first flowering plant. This discovery contradicts previous beliefs that angiosperms were the planet's earliest flowers.
Euglena gracilis is a common single cell algae found in garden ponds, of which 32,000 new, active, protein-encoding genes have been discovered and hold the potential for a variety of uses.
Recent, more comprehensive and higher-resolution studies revealed the extreme rate at which the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be melting, and how it could contribute to global sea-level rise over the next couple of centuries.
Nitrogen oxides released during burning of fossil fuels has resulted in common pollens becoming more allergenic.
275,000 samples taken from the High Plains and Central Valley aquifers contain up to 89 times the EPA standard for uranium concentrations, a study reports.
California enters its fifth year of severe drought conditions with wildfires spreading farther and faster due to lack of resources and higher flammability of trees.