Threats to the Amazon rainforest are more wide-ranging than people realize, and small-scale human activities are making the forest much more flammable, leading to wildfires and the loss of biodiversity.
Invasive species are escaping from fish and shellfish farms in Europe and being released inappropriately into rivers and lakes. As a result, alien fish are wreaking havoc on native populations.
A University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants have an impact on the diversity of insect populations. Their study sheds light on how homeowners are impacting local insect communities when planting their gardens and flower beds.
Researchers from Purdue University discovered a new method to help conservationists better assess which species should be considered threatened or endangered.
Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.
The plants of Mexico and Southern California are cropping up in some Northern California forest understories after wildfires. If forests were thinned before wildfires, however, the bio-balance is better.
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.
Pesticide use, while it's been tied to a decline in honeybee populations and other pollinators, now may also threaten global freshwater biodiversity, according to new research.