Turbid or cloudy waters may help corals survive climate change by shading the iconic reefs from excess, damaging sun exposure.
Some insect larvae can twitch and whip inside their cocoons in order to "jump" to shadier, or more favorable, environments. Researchers say this is a unique survival technique only seen in select wasp species.
Algae blooms are expected to devastate lakes in the next decades, as a direct result of climate change and warming waters. This could be potentially devastating for local ecosystems and those that depend on these freshwater reservoirs.
After examining precipitation and groundwater data from wells scattered across the tropics, researchers discovered these freshwater resources may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, and may even benefit from fewer but more intense rainfall patterns.
Fossilized sediments from a prehistoric lake were recently found in Scandinavia and shed light on what really happened at the end of the last Ice Age.
Moose and snowshoe hares have taken a liking to the increased shrubery growth along Alaska's North Slope.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in warmer waters may impede a shark's ability to hunt successfully, resulting in diminished growth rates.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
Researchers found that pineapples utilize a unique photosynthesis that protects the plants from loosing too much water during the day. This allows the fruits to be juicy even though they grow in dry environments.
Rare Hawaiian forest birds may lose half of their natural high-elevation habitat by the end of the century, thanks to climate shifts and disease outbreaks.
New climate models suggest that parts of the Persian Gulf may experience waves of deadly heat that will eventually force humans to relocate. The region's shallow waters, intense solar rays and clear skies ultimately cause cities to exceed the "tipping point" for human survival.
Some lizards may not be able to cope with future climate change temperatures, say researchers from the University of Exeter. Ultimately, they may have to adopt the motto "live fast and die young."
Even though plants first emerged on Earth 400 million years ago, it was not until approximately 80 million years later that wildfires began ripping through forests and grasslands like they do today in California. This could explain why plants were able to diversify the way they did.
Warmer climates are yielding more female hatchlings, researchers explain in a new study. This could have serious impacts on the survival of struggling loggerhead sea turtle populations in Florida.