Two floods could have ravaged the Amazon rainforest millions of years ago.
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.
A new study revealed that only about 11,000 of the 16,000 Amazon tree species were described or discovered and will take up to 300 years to name them all.
Threats to the Amazon rainforest are more wide-ranging than people realize, and small-scale human activities are making the forest much more flammable, leading to wildfires and the loss of biodiversity.
The grand, 12th-century temple wrapped in strangling banyan trees in Cambodia was larger than thought, say researchers with the University of Sydney.
With Halloween fast approaching, this is a good time to learn about a relatively small crustacean known as the Halloween crab for its colorful appearance.
Howler monkeys are fairly small animals, but can roar as powerfully as tigers. This ability comes at a evolutionary trade-off, though: howler monkeys with louder calls often have smaller reproductive organs, a recent study revealed.
With heavier rainfall sweeping through the African savanna, one would expect to see more thriving populations of trees. However, it turns out trees' deep roots are actually disadvantageous and don't allow the plants to suck up abundant water resources.
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.
"That's not flying! That's falling... with style." The memorable words of Tom Hanks as Toy Story's Sheriff Woody Pride would certainly apply here. Like Buzz Lightyear himself, the tree-hopping spiders of South American canopies have been revealed to fall with more grace than ever expected, stylishly gliding from one trunk to another to avoid predators.
Seven new teeny-tiny frog species have recently been discovered in the cloud forests of Brazil, and though they were just found, scientists already say that they are threatened and on the brink of extinction.
"This is SPARTA!" It's a line that nearly everyone you know is likely familiar with. Now a new study has found that societies of ants in the rainforests of Malaysia should be shouting this chant as well - if ants had voices - as they regularly throw invading armies from their tall tree-side homes.
Researchers warn that without better local management, some of the world's most iconic ecosystems may collapse under climate change.
New research reveals that millions of tons of Saharan dust, which is actually rich in vital nutrients such as phosphorus, helps to fertilize the lush Amazon rainforest each year.