A recent study closely examined the evolution of a fruit fly species known as Acanthiophilus. Their findings shed light on the species' distribution and could help manage pests in the future.
After facing significant population declines, the military and great green macaws are now listed as an endangered species. As a result, import into and export out of the U.S. without a permit will be illegal.
Using well-preserved 800-year-old seeds, students have successfully revived an extinct species of squash.
A recent NOAA dive in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands revealed many new and unique species living deep in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
A University of Delaware study shows that non-native plants have an impact on the diversity of insect populations. Their study sheds light on how homeowners are impacting local insect communities when planting their gardens and flower beds.
An international team of researchers recently discovered seven new species of "microsnails" in China. Among the tiny fossils collected is one that has a shell height of only 0.86 mm, making it the world's smallest species of land snails.
Climate change could warm ocean water temperatures to the point where king crabs could migrate to shallower Antarctica waters, drastically altering marine fauna along the continental shelf and causing widespread reduction in biodiversity.
As a result of climate change altering plant diversity, some bumblebees have evolved with to shorten tongues enabling them to adapt to feeding on shallower flowers.
Wild and domesticated horses began evolving differently from one another some 45,000 years ago, but a recent study has revealed their genetics ties and is providing a greater understanding of both past and present populations.
Researchers collected small chum salmon from Elliot Bay and restored beaches along the coast of Seattle in order to better understand how urbanized shorelines affect salmon eating habits. It turns out restored beaches provide the young fish with a buffet of small crustaceans that help them survive and grow into adulthood.
China successfully used conservation methods to preserve giant panda populations, but researchers have pointed out some ways that a broader series of efforts could help other animals.
Female butterflies choose their mates based on smell. However, some male hairstreak butterflies have evolved without scent-producing organs, which puts them at a disadvantage.
Researchers from Dartmouth College studied Arctic mosquitoes in western Greenland in order to better understand the impact climate change has on their growth, development and ability to escape predation.
Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.