Pesticides Spark Broad Biodiversity Loss
Agricultural pesticides have been linked to widespread invertebrate biodiversity loss in two new research papers. Pesticide use has sharply...0
Earliest Blooms Recorded in U.S. Due to Global Warming
You could call them early bloomers: In 2010 and 2012, plants in the eastern U.S. produced flowers earlier than...
Coral Fights Back Against Warming Seas
In the world of coral reefs, most of the news is pretty gloomy. Rising ocean temperatures have led to...
Flesh-Eating Fies Map Forest Biodiversity
The blowflies and flesh flies that settle on dead animals aren’t just feasting on the carrion — they’re sampling...
Apes Battle for Survival in the Congo
They are known as the hippies of the ape kingdom, a peaceful and affectionate species that is more interested...
2012’s Noteworthy Species
Researchers described roughly 15,000 to 18,000 new species in 2012, making choosing the most noteworthy a monstrous task. “...
As Forests Disappear, Examining the Mechanisms of Their Death
Everywhere, trees are dying. The boreal forests of Canada and Russia are being devoured by beetles. Drought-tolerant pines are...
Turtle Study Shows Dark Side of Human Nature
Clemson University student Nathan Weaver set out to determine how to help turtles cross the road. He ended up...
British Team Abandons Drilling in Antarctic Lake
An ambitious British plan to search for minute forms of life in an ancient lake beneath Antarctica’s ice has...
Deforestation in Amazon Is Bad News for Microbes
Scientists have found that deforestation not only affects the diversity of plants and animals, but is bad news for...