Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.
The death of more than 2,000 critically endangered Saiga antelope in Mongolia was caused by a disease that could now threaten the entire population.
Increasing the water table under the UK's arable peatland can help boost yields and the amount of carbon stored in the soil, a study has suggested.
In this video, scientists and local people explain the dangers of Opuntia stricta, an invasive cactus weed covering large tracts of land in Kenya’s semi-arid Laikipia County, and efforts in place to tame its spread and adverse impacts.
Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development :)
Cruise ships and Disney's 'Frozen' have led to crowds of unprecedented size, about which Norwegians are not entirely happy.
The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops.
A team of three scientists and five assistants found 33 billion tons of carbon locked up in a Congo ecosystem – the equivalent of 20 years of current US fossil fuel emissions. The discovery is a key step in ensuring this carbon-storing area is protected.
Nitrogen deposition caused by human activities can lead to an increased phytoplankton production in boreal lakes.
URBANA, Ill. — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa, but they often are overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A University of Illinois study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain biodiversity.
In the 1970s, biologists realized something interesting about islands: There was a correlation between their size and the number of species they harbored, apparently a kind of evolutionary natural law.
After decades of strife, the world’s first civilization is losing many of its animals, such as otters, deer, songbirds, and more.
A herd of plains bison have been successfully reintroduced to Canada's oldest national park, more than 100 years after they were nearly hunted out of existence.
Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers in Belize believe they've discovered a new species of hammerhead shark.
The vaquita continues to earn its title as “the world’s most endangered cetacean species.”
China leads the world in greenhouse gas emissions. Its biggest cities are shrouded in smog.
Natural hazards such as floods and drought have become more prevalent in the Nile River Basin - as a result of climate and weather changes - resulting in massive disasters which drain communities economically, physically and environmentally.
What if instead of asking, "Why aren’t people listening to us on climate change?" we asked, "Why aren’t we speaking a language people hear, in places where they are already listening?"
Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent.
GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2.
Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected.
Scientists tracked hundreds of reef sharks to find that massive marine refuges can work—with one caveat
Zakynthos has some fascinating wildlife, but the Greek island’s biggest stars, its loggerhead turtles, are dying out – partly because of their popularity
Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa.
A recent review of studies of submarine canyons has identified that they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection.
In November last year, the Philippines declared its largest critical habitat yet.
The Rhine River once curled and turned, flooding and receding to support a rich mosaic of forests, meadows and marshes. Straightening the river out has been disastrous for its wetlands.
Just a week into his presidency, Donald Trump is already undermining inclusive decision-making on environmental issues. Experts in the USA and abroad are concerned.
CHENNAI: Signs are always easy communicators. It is more so with colours, as they carry their own connotations. Using colour coding one can get a clear idea about the condition of a forest ecosystem or a wetland. .
In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.
As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration
In a process that has been six years in the making, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has approved plans to divide Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary’s 250,000 hectares of land into four different zones, with added protection for areas that are significant to globally threatened species.
1 February 2017 – From avian flu to locusts and E. coli bacteria, food is contaminated every day by diseases and pests, leading the United Nations agricultural agency to create a set of emergency prevention tools to save lives and improve food safety and security.
More plastic in the oceans, found at greater depths than thought, would mean a bigger threat to environmental—and possibly human—health
COPENHAGEN -- Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.
31 January 2017 – Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.
The planting of a new experimental crop of genetically modified (GM) wheat will take place this spring after the UK government gave the final go ahead.
On the trail of a conservation group conducting a wildlife monitoring survey, we stop the 4×4 on the road and walk along the red earth to check on camera traps.
It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing.
The worst yellow fever outbreak in decades is not just killing Brazilians, it threatens to wipe out monkeys in the Atlantic rainforest that are already close to extinction, experts warned on Tuesday.
Climate change, dams and poor water policy could finish off the Mesopotamian Marshes Saddam Hussein once sought to destroy. With them, rich ecosystems and the unqie Marsh Arab culture would be lost.
Forests in the heart of the city as well as the edge of town are vital not just for aesthetics but for improving residents’ health and reaping economic benefits, according to the UN FAO.
A taste for chocolate has spread around the globe, but its supply is in jeopardy.
Why the current conservation scheme is falling short, and alternative approaches to strengthen it
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.
"The plants may not have a nervous system, eyes, ears, or mouths, but they are capable of determining who is attacking them," explained researcher Nicole van Dam
Single-use plastic water bottles are among the most common items of debris, said Kathleen Russell, Professional Association of Diving Instructors course director at Desert Islands Watersports Centre on Sir Bani Yas Island and at Al Mahara Diving Centre in Abu Dhabi.
The BBC's revelations about the illegal trade in baby chimpanzees triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media about the cruelty suffered by these adorable animals
Removing invasive exotic plants from natural areas can act as a boost for wildlife, a study suggests.
Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease.