The Tarim basin in China is a very dry region, home to rare trees and cotton farms that produce 40 percent of the nation's crop. However, this areas is facing significant ecological problems. Researchers suggest a series of recommendations in order to preserve this unique desert.
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.
Feathered fossils examined by Brown University researchers were found to hold vital pigment information about a bird-like dinosaur that died 150 million years ago.
In many parts of the world, education is the #1 factor associated with awareness of climate change. But there are regional distinctions, and countries vary in terms of why people do or don't know the word and phenomenon. More here from a global poll done by researchers from Yale, Columbia, Utah State, Princeton, U-Mass-Amherst, and Academica Sinica in Taiwan.
A new, near-complete fossil of a velociraptor relative tells a lot about film dinosaurs versus the very large banty-rooster truth.
Giant pandas eat a lot, it's been established. New findings say they have low body heat, more so than any other black and white animal. Let's talk about the reasons for that.
Paleontologists have identified a very well-preserved fossil in China, of a jazzy predecessor to the 180 species of modern-day velvet worms.
In the past decade, many of the more exciting finds in paleontology have been taking place in the Far East - in areas like the Jehol region of northeast China, which has come to be known as the country's "Jurassic Park."
China's greenhouse gas emissions may peak by the year 2025, according to a new report from the London School of Economics (LSE), easing scientists' fears of its contribution to climate change.
Giant pandas are known for their voracious appetite for bamboo, but these furry mammals are actually meant to eat meat.
Did you have a good Earth Day? Let's finish off a week that celebrates our beautiful blue world with a nice bowl of soup. One that noticeably lacks any shark fins. Surprisingly, a great many Chinese consumers will be right there with us, as a new study has found that the demand for shark fin soup is taking a steep dive.
An unusual looking penis has lead to the recent discovery of a new monkey species, according to scientists.
With a little bit of luck, China has helped to reverse global forest loss despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics, according to recent research.
Giant pandas are most recognized by their black-and-white coat and voracious appetite for Chinese bamboo, however, these animals largely remain a mystery. But new research is giving an unprecedented glimpse into the secret life of these pandas.