Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
Seven cold-stunned sea turtles were recently rescued from frigid waters off the coast of Florida. Four of the animals are expected to undergo surgery to remove debilitating tumors.
A new study estimates that a staggering four billion people experience water shortage for at least one month out of the year. This is far more than previously thought, researchers say.
Researchers have discovered a new species of poisonous flower that has been trapped in amber for the last 20 to 30 million years.
Researchers recently discovered harmful algae toxins in Alaskan whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters. Their findings represent a staggering northward expansion of such toxins, although (for what it is worth) they have not yet reached concentrations harmful to human health.
Advanced tagging technology has captured never-before-seen data on how deep beluga whales will dive for food. Researchers say their foraging patterns are largely based on the abundance of Arctic cod and sea-floor topography.
When a giant iceberg crashed down in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, in 2010 it isolated a colony of Adélie penguins. Having to trek much farther for food, 150,000 penguins have died, putting the colony at risk of extinction.
Fossils of a giant, flightless bird have finally been analyzed, and confirm a prehistoric species known as Gastornis roamed the Arctic 53 million years ago. While the climate was much different then, scientists warn that climate change could one day invite more diverse species to the North.
The mysterious Menominee Crack split down the middle of Michigan forest following a magnitude-1 earthquake in Oct. 2010. Researchers have now identified the strange feature as a geological pop-up.
Scientists say the Red Sea is home to a a newly discovered luminous creature that lives on the shells of nocturnal snails.
A species of vesper bat has largely expanded its range across Europe since the 1980s. Researchers say climate change is likely the cause.
It sounds a little improbable -- old bottles, paper and clothing turned into gift-ready bouquets. And yet, like the smooth-looking recycled-plastic walkways at many playgrounds, a Utah-based company called Eco Flower is pressing those materials into attractive service, and saving many items from the landfill. They're one of several companies re-using in various ways, such as those that make urban bags out of old seatbelts and tires. But this one's for Valentine's Day.
Researchers have found and identified for new species of algae in Hawaii. However, the specimens were found at unexpected depths and closely resemble those found in much shallower waters.
From giant water bugs to pythons and leeches, "Wild Things" star Dominic Monaghan goes on quite the adventure in Vietnam this week.