Animal species already threatened by climate change can better cope with its effects if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University.
A dead minke whale that had washed up on the New Jersey Shore last month has been confirmed as a victim of cetacean morbillivirus - a virus that has been causing an alarming number of stranding on the East Coast since last year.
Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct, and we have only ourselves to blame. The rate of extinction is increasing 1,000 times faster than before humans inhabited the planet, and now the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study indicates.
Over 100 researchers behind a recently published paper defended the practice of collecting plant and animal specimens, contending that it does not lead to species extinction.
Scientists are arguing that the biodiversity of the world's species has not been facing annihilation, it has simply been facing a change in whose on top.
A new study by the American Humane Association (AHA) is launching what advocates say is the first clinical trial of the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on young cancer patients and their families.
Current specimen collection methods are threatening endangered species, a team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) says.
The accepted logic is that golf courses - with their extreme demands on local water reserves and constant altering of the landscape - are ecological disasters. New research out of the University of Missouri suggests a viable habitat is possible under certain conditions, and enhanced management practices may, in fact, be beneficial to ecosystems within golf courses.
With gerenuks on the decline in the wild, groups like the SSP are seeing to their survival in captivity.
Cats in the United States kill billions of birds and small mammals every year, according to a new study.