Iron sulfide mineral pyrite cystals provides evidence showing the presence of life on land 300 million years ealier than previously thought.
Desertification can have huge impacts on human population, including water and food shortage.
A 333-million year old fossil recently uncovered in Australia is shedding light on the evolution of land-dwelling vertebrate animals, suggesting that they transitioned to land earlier than thought.
Humanity may be struggling to find ways of reducing carbon emissions, but it seems we are not going it alone, as Mother Nature is also fighting back in her own way against climate change.
Scientists fear that the decline of the world's largest herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, could lead to an "empty landscape" in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, according to a new study.
Oil and gas development, though it has met our demanding energy needs, also transforms landscapes, impacting both the environment and wildlife, new research says.
As climate change melts Arctic sea ice and forces polar bears onto steady shores, it seems that they will have to adapt to a new diet. However, it is highly unlikely that these animals will be able to survive strictly on land-based foods, according to a new study.
A fossil skull recently discovered in East Greenland is helping to reveal a bit more about tetrapods - creatures dating back millions of years ago - and their transition from water to land, a new study says.
Previous research has suggested cattle are the next invasive species, being introduced to regions where cows were not previously found. While this has yet to be confirmed, their presence is currently an issue in Mongolia, where these grass-eaters are now overgrazing and destroying vital rangelands, a new study says.
Wheat fields that are not tilled after crop harvesting reflect 50 percent more sunlight than cultivated fields, helping to mitigate extreme heat by as much as 2 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit), according to a new study.