We've all heard about how noise pollution negatively impacts marine environments. But a recent study suggests that motor boats, rather than large cargo ships, easily stresses young damselfish which ultimately gives their predators the upper hand.
When humans began farming 6,000 years ago, during what scientists call the Anthropocene, the natural distribution of species was disrupted. This has had a lasting impact on ecosystems today.
Whales are adversely impacted by the sounds ships make under the water. The combination of a vehicle's speed and its propeller count play a large role in noise disturbance.
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.
A recent study has shown that fish respond to stress with a slight body temperature increase.
Using nano-sized particles of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, researchers have found a way to increase the growth and antioxidant content of tomato plants. This may soften the impact population growth has on natural resources in the future.
In a recent study, researchers reveal that cougars may be making a comeback. The large felines originally suffered from habitat loss and hunting. Though, the animals may soon be able recolonize parts of the U.S. in as little as two decades.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s severely impacted soil quality –- so much so that the effects remain to present day.
Researchers found that pineapples utilize a unique photosynthesis that protects the plants from loosing too much water during the day. This allows the fruits to be juicy even though they grow in dry environments.
When wild baboons decide to live in smaller social groups they are less stressed. This also reduces the amount of competition for the same forest resources.
Atlantic puffins, European turtle doves, Slavonian grebes, and pochards are now listed as "vulnerable" species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for birds. This doubles the number of endangered U.K. birds.
Rare Hawaiian forest birds may lose half of their natural high-elevation habitat by the end of the century, thanks to climate shifts and disease outbreaks.
After studying groundwater resources from the Illawarra plateau of New South Wales, researchers have developed water-tracing methods that will help detect future changes in water flow and quality.