Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
A recent study observed the reproduction success of male orangutans. They found that females are more attracted to males with padded cheeks.
Inbreeding among Saltmarsh sparrows and Nelson's sparrows is creating a hybrid zone that is difficult for researchers to identify--and threatening the species with extinction.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.
Scientists recently mapped the development of one of the world's largest consolidated piles of dust and erosion--China's vast Loess Plateau. In doing so, they studied both wind-related geology change and climate change.
Careful planning of cities from now on is urged by new research, which finds that compact design plus extended green spaces is best.
A jellyfish-like colony of marine species uses a method similar to jet propulsion to move as a whole.
Fossils of a new, ancient species of river dolphin were found near Panama, and may explain modern dolphin evolution.
New research reveals the percentage of plastic inside the average seabird.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.
Deep-sea fishing endangers vulnerable species that live farther underwater. To avoid permanent biodiversity loss, depth regulations are being discussed in Europe.
Insect-eating Balkan green lizards have new digestive systems that allow for varied food consumption. Researchers believe this is a result of less rainfall affecting their food supply.
Scientists developed an artificial leaf that can harness sunlight and produce efficient fuel. Their model is even cost-effective and rust-resistant.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.