Researchers have determined the chemical architectures of two key pheromone components used by the brown marmorated stink bug - an insect that has invaded a significant portion of the United States and Canada. Knowing just what makes the stink bug stink, experts now hope to use these pheromones to monitor and even control populations.
No, wolves are not sidling up to a friendly grizzly bear to offer a bushel of berries, but they are helping in their own way. Researchers have found that recovering wolf populations in North America are culling elk numbers, leaving more berries for sweet-toothed grizzlies to munch on.
General wolf population numbers surprisingly appear unaffected by the occasional death of key breeders. Even while these deaths might mean the end of specific packs, researchers have found that recovering wolf populations somehow compensate for brief losses.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees.
More than a decade after notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar's death, the hippos that inhabited his personal zoo are now running amok nearby in Colombia, and are presenting a growing problem to locals.
In the decade since Pudget Sound's orca whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), scientists behind a NOAA-led study reported Wednesday that these animals are still struggling to recover.
The White House announced Friday its commitment to saving the mysteriously declining honeybee population, putting a task force of federally-backed scientists on the case.
Great White shark populations are on the rise in the western North Atlantic, a new study reports. However, don't let this be a cause for concern. Shark attack rates are as low along the Eastern United States as they have always been.
Populations of the tricolored blackbird found in California continue to plunge, now numbering about a mere 145,000 in the state, a survey released Wednesday shows.
Worries that changing ocean climates and marine-life ecology could negatively impact Great White Shark populations have been put to rest, thanks to a recent report released by the Florida Program for Shark Research.
An unlikely predator pair tips the population scales away from coyote dominance in North America.
The invasive Asian carp, a species of fish not native to the United States, has become a growing problem in the Illinois River.
Environmental changes, impacted largely by human population growth, could be directly resulting in a massive spike in diseases caused by parasitic flatworms, a new study suggests. This is alarming news, as recent reports indicate that the world population is living longer and growing quickly.
Commonly-used pesticides are turning off the bees' learning ability, slowing down population growth, says new research.