Long-beaked echidnas are threatened by habitat loss and hunters in New Guinea and Indonesia. After conservationists successfully bred short-beaked Anteaters, they're now turning their attention to the species long-beaked relatives.
A Duke University study provides the first comprehensive assessment of fracking's total water footprint.
More and larger fish have resulted just outside preserved areas on the California coast near Santa Barbara, according to data from monitoring the area for more than 10 years.
Researchers suggest that the few scattered populations of wild rhinoceros should be consolidated and better managed. In their study, they also identified forest protection zones that could benefit the animals and they recommend breeding to create viable populations.
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.
Protected areas in Indonesia have reduced mangrove habitat loss. According to a Duke University study, this also prevented significant amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines. The blocking of this approval has now put the EPA under careful scrutiny by environmental watchdog groups around the US, with the agency's commitment to pollinator protection being called into question.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines.
University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Researchers from Purdue University discovered a new method to help conservationists better assess which species should be considered threatened or endangered.
Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.
Rice University researchers recently developed solar water-splitting technology that produces a clean, renewable energy source, through processes of splitting water.
Researchers recently found that building more wind turbines might actually be less efficient and not produce as much renewable energy.
Two snow leopard cubs were born June 16 at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. Watch a video of the two adorable newborns!