Moose and snowshoe hares have taken a liking to the increased shrubery growth along Alaska's North Slope.
Years after the infamous Anaktuvuk River fire – the largest recorded Arctic tundra fire – researchers have found a link between wildfires in the Arctic tundra and widespread permafrost thaw.
Industrialization and farming concerns are forcing Borneo orangutans from their natural habitats and closer to human populations which leaves them increasingly vulnerable to poachers. In response, rehabilitation organizations like International Animal Rescue (IAR) are racing agaisnt the clock to rescue and care for sick orangutans that have nowhere else to turn.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
Illegal logging is destroying ecologically important forests around the worl. Much of the timber is being used to produce expensive furniture and flooring.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
Northern Atlantic cod are making a comeback off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This proves that with proper conservation measures, population recovery is possible.
A new giant tortoise species, named the Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise, was recently found in Galapagos. Now studies are helping researchers target conservation efforts that will help protect the animals and their natural habitats.
The breeding success of white-tailed eagles is being threatened by the growth and expansion of wind farms, which could further reduce populations of these unique birds.
Coast redwoods will be shifted northward into southern Oregon, if temperatures continue to warm and current rainfall amounts remain constant. This will be a significant habitat change, compared to that which they have experienced for the last several decades.
Since 2003, hedgehog populations have been drastically declining throughout the UK. Here's how you can help.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
After making the most comprehensive study of fish species in the Salish Sea (the body of water that includes Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, University of Washington researchers have reported that species diversity there has increased 14 percent.