Over 90 percemt of the rusty patched bumblebee population has been wiped out primarily due to disease, pesticide exposure, habitat loss and climate change. At present, they are only found in small, scattered populations in 13 states.
Arguably the world's most trafficked animal, the cute and strange pangolin, has officially moved up to Appendix I of CITES, which states that all trades involving the animals in Appendix I are prohibited. This momentous decision is welcomed by different wildlife organizations as they have been supportive of pangolin's cause.
A new study found that even the most popular sunscreens might not be as effective as we thought them to be.
Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear reaction disaster, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor is now due for a new sarcophagus, or protective shell.
Turbid or cloudy waters may help corals survive climate change by shading the iconic reefs from excess, damaging sun exposure.
Birds that take turns feeding their young prove to be more successful parents, researchers discovered in a recent study of long-tailed tits.
A hawksbill sea turtle found off the coast of the Solomon Islands is the first biofluorescent reptile ever discovered. The sea turtle was "glowing" green and red as it swam by researchers observing corals in the Pacific Ocean.
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.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Researchers found that the presence of hawks keeps Mexican jays away from black-chinned hummingbirds' nests. The small hummingbirds fly under the hawks' radar, while the jays have to fly higher to avoid being eaten.
Exposure to farm dust is linked to protection against asthma and allergies. While the benefits of growing up on a farm have been known for some time now, a new study discovered a missing link.