American pikas prefer to live in cold, mountainous habitats. As climate change brings warmer temperatures, researchers believe the key to their survival will be remaining in close-knit patches.
Animals' poop plays a key role in keeping the planet fertile. However, when large animals go extinct the natural cycling of nutrients from deep ocean waters to high mountainous areas is significantly reduced, researchers revealed in a new study.
A recent study confirmed that wild boar, wolves and other wildlife are living around Chernobyl. Here are other spots now mostly free of humans that have wild pasts but are now thick with wildlife.
A look at what happens to the human body while scaling Mount Everest, 29,029 Feet Above Sea Level.
Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.
In addition to the raging wildfires, the Pacific Northwest lowlands are experiencing devastation in mountain pond habitats as a result of climate change. According to recent forecast models, this just may be new norm that amphibians have to get used to.
Researchers examined various snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada region in order to get a better understanding of how climate change is affecting subsurface water content levels.
The trees are moving, the trees are moving! And that's bad news for the trees that already have nowhere to go. New research has revealed that while low-land tropical forests are reaching new heights, high-altitude trees are seeing an all-time low in the face of climate change.
No, unfortunately there isn't a forest of feather-light trees just waiting to be discovered atop a fluffy white cloud. However, there are many unique, high-altitude forests found on mountains that rely on the moisture and cover of passing clouds to survive. Now, with climate change altering atmospheric currents throughout the world, experts have estimated that many of these forests are in trouble.
More have made it! Nearly three years after the famous "Hollywood mountain lion" crossed the Southland freeways looking for a new home, two more have braved and successfully accomplished the same feat.
High elevation environments such as mountains may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to new research.
No, we're not talking about football here. We're talking about the genuine article: bighorn sheep in Arizona state's Catalina Mountains. These iconic animals had utterly disappeared from the region in the 1990s, but now lambs are again being seen, with this season's newborns numbering just over a dozen.
After more than 20 years of eluding scientists, a rare pika species has finally come out of hiding.
It has been suggested that animals living in challenging or harsh environments have enhanced mental capabilities, and now new research indicates mountain chickadees in particular, which survive at higher altitudes, may be better problem solvers.