There are officially 208 minerals existing solely because of humans, a significant indication of a new geological time period: the Anthropocene Epoch.
In a world of bad news about human’s impact on forests, First Nations’ in British Columbia are a shining example of human activity benefiting the forest they live in.
Hello Anthropocene epoch, human’s massive impact on Earth propelled us into a new age.
Alert! Human-caused climate change started longer than we initially thought. According to a new study, this alarming phenomenon dates back in the 1830s during the industrial era.
Humans may be speeding up the otherwise slow process of evolution by introducing new species to unfamiliar areas. Consequently, heightened competition leads to a loss of diversity.
There is no doubt humans have left a lasting impact on the environment since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But a new study suggests people were leaving their mark much earlier: Settlers in Madagascar set forests ablaze 1,000 years ago to make room for cattle pastures.
Since the dawn of the 21st century bats, have been dying at an alarming rate. After combing through hundreds of years of data, researchers found humans may be making matters worse by installing wind turbines all over the world. And the spread of white-nosed syndrome across North America is certainly wiping out populations, too.
When humans began farming 6,000 years ago, during what scientists call the Anthropocene, the natural distribution of species was disrupted. This has had a lasting impact on ecosystems today.
Thirty years after Russia's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, driving human inhabitants to permanently abandon the area, this so-called "dead zone" has become home to multiple thriving wildlife populations.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Bluebirds are able to increase their songs and lower their pitch to compensate for increasing background noises that otherwise inhibit communication between them and their potential mates.
Prehistoric climate changes that took place thousands of years ago are apparently hidden inside Indian cave deposits (not pictured), and may hold clues to better predicting future climate in the region, according to new research.
The soul-sucking "dementor" wasp is just one of 139 new and unusual species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, and with this area under attack from human activities, a new report highlights the need to protect such bizarre creatures.
In a surprising announcement, the terms "climate change" and "global warming" have been banned from the vocabulary (i.e. reports, emails) of officials working at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), according to a report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR).