Deciduous trees along rivers and streams provide protection from damaging solar radiation and valuable foliage every autumn. Fallen leaves act as a vital food source for insects, and keeping insect populations healthy could ultimately help river ecosystems combat climate change, researchers reveal in a new study.
An isotopic analysis of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoth tusks suggests that the prehistoric mammals went extinct as a result of excess hunting, not climate change.
One of the lightest elements, helium, has been thought to be dangerously near finished. Used in MRIs and the Large Hadron Collider, it's important. Researchers say it lies beneath mountain ranges, geyser fields, and is otherwise in supply in ways we didn't know as well before.
It might seem strange, but horse hair can actually reveal hidden clues of the animal's behavior and ecology, according to a new study.
The Kelp Watch 2014 project announced Wednesday that the West Coast shoreline, including kelp forests, harbors no radiation contamination as a result of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.