A new study suggests that iron-rich, low-oxygen ocean is the most likely cause of the delayed recovery of the Earth after the mass extinction event 252 million years ago.
Invasive snowshoe hares were introduced to Maine's Bay of Fundy Islands in 1959 and rapidly became widespread pests that eliminated most trees from the landscape. After several attempts and a bit of determination, the last invasive rabbit was removed in 2007. Since then the islands' natural landscape has returned to normal.
Researchers from Iowa State University have given a cat named Vincent new hope of leading a normal life with the help of unique prosthetics.
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.
In a controversial move, up to 10 Mexican gray wolves (El Lobo) will be released in 2016 by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The species numbers approximately 109 in two states, Arizona and New Mexico. Advocates say that unless numbers increase, inbreeding will cause fewer pups to grow healthily or to full term.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
The intrepid spacecraft New Horizons is just about a week from its historic rendezvous with the beloved protoplanet known as Pluto. However, this past weekend the missions' primary investigators lost contact with the deep-space probe. Now, NASA reports that the craft is back in business, and will be ready for 'the big day' fast approaching.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with the Attorney General's Office, filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government for lacking an updated recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, an endangered species.
It's been more than a week since the developing world of Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Aid and recovery efforts are now in full swing, and NASA, of all groups, seems to be one of the first to provide information that's uniquely valuable to responders.
Monarch butterflies, which have recently been facing severe habitat loss in the United States, are slowly making a comeback, showing conservationists that they are down, but not out.
A coalition of environmentalists filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its failure to protect the Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered species in North America, over recent decades, demanding that a better recovery plan be instilled, according to reports.
Federal wildlife officials are currently investigating the death of a Mexican grey wolf whose corpse was found in Arizona's Blue Range recovery area. Few other details have been provided, but the issue does help highlight an ongoing debate about the fate of these endangered animals in southwest states.
Researchers have determined that rivers can recover from dam removal much faster than experts thought possible, returning long gone ecosystems to how they once were in record time.
Australia announced Monday its 35-year plan to save the Great Barrier Reef, which is under threat as a result of climate change, but some conservationists are saying that this is not good enough.