Species has increased in number but only to 12% of its original population and faces further threat from climate change
Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice
At the southern tip of the island of Santa Cruz in the Galápagos, a gorge known as Las Grietas is home to a species of parrot fish: a brilliantly colored creature about 18 inches in length.
Access to fresh fruit, vegetables and many other foods could be dramatically limited due to climate change by 2050, according to a new report published in the medical journal the Lancet.
International Forest Day, which takes place on March 21st, is an excellent reason to celebrate the forests in Israel and raise people’s awareness of the importance of the forests in our world.
Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers and streams are its circulatory system, providing life’s essentials for people, animals, and ecosystems. Canada has one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, a quarter of its remaining wetlands, and its longest coastline.
White storks are addicted to junk food and make round-trips of almost 100km to get their fix - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.
The UN agencies and African Union experts are meeting in Zimbabwe to draw up plans to avert severe food crises in 27 African countries where millions need food aid. At least 4 million Zimbabweans urgently need assistance
UNEP-UNDP partnership builds resilience to climate change in one of the world's most vulnerable countries
CREVE COEUR, Mo., March 14 (UPI) -- A group of scientists at universities in the United States and Canada are aiming to raise $8,500 by March 24 for the Joshua Tree Genome Project, an effort to sequence and study the Joshua tree's genome.
Sea-level rise could force three times as many people in the US from their homes by the end of this century as previously thought, according to an analysis of population trends.
The United Arab Emirates is to fund three research teams from around the world to work out how to make it rain over the Arabian Desert.
Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson criticised the proposed cuts to CSIRO climate science in a speech made last night at the University of Melbourne's Sustainable Society Institute.
Environmental certification of wood under the Forest Stewardship Council is not only a means of ensuring shoppers can access ethically sourced goods - it also might also prevent the spread of disease.
What links Africa’s small scale farmers, gender equality and European birders? Migratory birds that form a tangible link between Europe, Central Asia and Africa.
A consortium of high-profile supermarkets and food companies is demanding urgent action to stop unsustainable water usage among Spanish strawberry growers.
Papua New Guinea and Tanzania are both REDD+ countries, meaning they’re participating in the UN program officially enshrined in the Paris climate agreement that aims to channel international finance to conservation activities that reduce carbon emissions associated with deforestation and forest ...
Mention Singapore and one visualises skyscrapers and bright lights, perhaps even the opulent Marina Bay Sands Hotel with its infinity pool.
The expansion of protected areas into US federal waters would safeguard 100 percent of core home range areas used by three species of sharks tracked in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, new research suggests.
The elusive, little-known pitta is fast-becoming the victim of wildlife traffickers. Commonly called “jewels of the forest”, these bright and colorful birds are being sold openly — and illegally — in Indonesia’s bird markets, a new study by TRAFFIC and Birdtour Asia has found.
Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month
A dedicated fund, hard targets and child-friendly mascots were among an array of recommendations floated by government advisers on Monday, many whom felt a consultation paper on the city’s first biodiversity plan lacked new ideas and ambition.
A recently published study suggests climate change may encourage longer and more frequent blooms of toxic algae along Canada's Pacific coast.
If you saw the pangolin, you’d probably find it quite adorable. It’s a shy, stooped creature that ambles close to the ground, looking furtively at the world through beady eyes
Canadian government awards contracts to research the traditional knowledge of First Nations elders and communities.
Scientists can now say with confidence whether heat waves, such as the one that struck Russia in 2010 and caused 55,000 deaths, are linked to climate change.
Europe's migrant crisis has kicked climate change off the agenda of EU leaders' talks this week, officials said, prompting accusations from green campaigners that the European Union has given up its leadership on environmental issues.
NAIROBI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Eight African countries have validated a strategy aimed at addressing human-induced climate change in the region which has been hit hard by vagaries of global warming, according to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
GUELPH, Ontario, March 14 (UPI) -- Bumblebees exposed to even low levels of pesticides have trouble acquiring the pollination skills necessary to retrieve nectar from some wildflowers -- especially those with complex shapes.
A fact-finding trip heads up the Iriri River to determine if settlers inside a new Brazilian ecological station are impacting the environment. Legal decision could set precedent for Brazilians living within preserves.
The biggest survey to date of nature along Britain’s coastline has uncovered a host of “wildlife firsts”.
A study launched last week in the Lancet has found that as many as 529,000 people may die as a result of changes in diet, weight, and health due to climate change impacts on food production. This study is further evidence that the impacts of climate change are real, they are dire, and the need t ...
The Arctic partnership announced Thursday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama in Washington affords Canada the opportunity to show real leadership on climate-change initiatives and build a northern economy that secures Inuit participation.
Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami that is still washing debris onto the West Coast of the United States, scientists are unsure whether any of the 200-plus non-native species that hitchhiked over on that debris have gained a foothold in Northwest waters.
Scientists found a bacterium that will consume one of the most common forms of plastic. Is it the first step toward a solution for plastic pollution?
Saving Africa’s Vultures, a new project to tackle the continent’s escalating vulture crisis, is now up and running, with three initial, targeted pilot schemes in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe that aim to find out more about – and significantly reduce – the greatest threat facing African vultures: ...
A report has suggested that a UK departure from the EU would leave Britain's environment "in a more vulnerable and uncertain position."
10 March 2016 – Nearly 350 reported disasters, over 22,000 deaths, 98.6 million people affected, and $66.5 billion in economic damage. That was the devastating toll of disasters worldwide in 2015, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
Europe's rarest seabird will be extinct within 60 years, according to a new analysis.
Baltic Sea proposal would allow catches well above current sustainable levels needed to restore healthy fish stocks, putting some species at risk, conservationists warn
AUSTIN, Texas, March 9 (UPI) -- For the first time, the U.S. Forest Service has published an urban forest assessment. The report details tree life in Austin, the capital of Texas.
"This is the Mojave shovel-nosed snake," says Perrin Schiebel as she hands me a 40cm reptile. It is vibrantly patterned, apparently harmless, and quickly wraps itself around my fingers.
A technique developed by Northern Arizona University researchers can help invasive pest managers make more informed decisions about how to control Japanese beetles and the extensive damage they cause.
Genetic engineering (GE) has become increasingly contentious in recent years. Thousands of citizens and stakeholders in the United States are currently striving to pass mandatory food-labelling laws, ban certain GE products and create GE-free zones for growing food.
Hummingbirds weigh only about 0.1 oz (3-4 grams), but they can travel up to 1,300 miles (2,092 kilometers) non-stop. We just don't know yet whether they actually do so during their winter migration.
Climate change will claim vast swathes of land needed to grow staple food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly maize, bananas and beans, researchers have warned.
Today, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature lists the black rhinoceros as “critically endangered.”
The United States and Canada have agreed joint steps to fight climate change, including cutting methane emissions from existing oil and gas industry and signing the Paris climate deal “as soon as feasible,” the White House said on Thursday.
Overgrazing and a cycle of summer drought and winter snow has degraded vital pastureland in Mongolia, killing livestock and jeopardising livelihoods
Planting trees around rivers could reduce the height of flooding in towns by up to 20%, new research suggests.