Ecologists have found that thousands of drowning wildebeest contribute nutrients to their ecosystem in an example of the 'circle of life.'
Scientists from the University of Exeter are looking into the potential impact of the light-emitting diodes (LED) street lighting on the environment and wildlife.
Scientists have discovered that increasing temperatures can affect the dietary choices of frogs. Researchers at the Universities of Lisbon and Uppsala studied the behavior of three kinds of amphibians to discover what effect heat waves can have on their diets.
Despite the rising sea levels, new model suggests an increase in the area of intertidal wetlands in the Hudson River in New York.
Mountaintop mining is making the Appalachians smaller. Duke University recently led a study on this and the effects on water quality in the Central Appalachians.
Following the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, marine-dwelling three-spine stickleback fish had to rapidly evolve to live in freshwater ponds. This sheds light on how other species may be impacted by climate change.
Even corals adapted to warmer waters, such as those living along reefs in Kimberly Australia, are particularly vulnerable to climate change and increased rates of bleaching.
For many species, including humans, sex is determined by sex chromosomes. However, this is not the case for ants, wasps and bees. A recent study sheds light on the evolution of sex determination in ants and how inbreeding can lead to sterile males.
Notre Dame researchers recently revealed the DNA of trapped insect prey can be collected from a black widow spider's nest up to 88 days later. This finding has significant implications for conservation management.
Bison adjust their diet seasonally based on reduced availability of the grasses they perfer but are less nutritious during the spring and fall.
Using fossil teeth, researchers from Stony Brook University have found an ancient nectar-drinking bat was probably omnivorous.
Researchers recently revealed that cacao trees are older than previously thought. This suggests the trees may have enough genetic diversity to meet growing chocolate demands.
Animals with four-chambered stomachs that process plants are known as ruminants. Some of them, like cows, produce quite a bit of methane as they process the food. Kangaroos have been thought to produce much less. A recent study from University of Zurich says kangaroos are more gassy than we thought, but has learnings for cows on the planet.
America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s severely impacted soil quality –- so much so that the effects remain to present day.
Spruce beetles have often been blamed for increasing the severity of raging wildfires throughout Colorado becuase they kill the trees they call home. But a University of Colorado Boulder study has determined that the insects are innocent of the charge.