In recent years, Florida wildlife officials have been concerned the growing population of rhesus macaques living in Silver Springs State Park. They feared the nonnative animals were taking a toll on the region's ecosystem and had the potential to transmit diseases. But a new study by San Diego State University biologists proves otherwise.
An army of 3,000 strong and counting is building in a lake in Boulder, Colorado, and the potential impact of this invasive exotic fish has conservationists on edge.
Nearly 700 koalas have been killed in what local media agencies are calling a "secret culling" conducted by Victoria state government employees in Australia. Officials are defending the decision, saying that the koalas were so overpopulated and starving that they were "falling out of the trees," but critics are saying that it should have never gotten to that point in the first place.
The fact that there are less predators stalking them day and night should sound like a good news for a great many herbivores across the globe. But a new study has found that this isn't necessarily the case. With fewer large predators keeping populations in check, herbivores are over-foraging and destroying the delicate ecosystems that have kept them fed for countless years.
A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Thousands of tiny silvery fish are washing up dead along the waterways of the north Oregon coast - namely around the coast town of Seaside. The hundreds-of-thousands of fish reportedly died trying to swim up the Necanicum River, coming in with the tide only to get stranded shore-side and die.
Gray wolves are running freely in states like Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and an annual wolf hunt this year was thought to be the solution to their overpopulation problem.