Alberta's oil sands industry contaminates local air and water.
Genetic sequencing is revealing the secret haunts of shark fin hunters.
A picturesque Guatemalan lake is now struggling with cyanobacteria blooms.
Why are the Congo's fish evolving so quickly?
If climate change increases El Niño cycles, some primates may sink further into decline.
Even isolated colonies of Pacific albatrosses can eat a stomach-full of plastic trash.
When ocean waters heat up, outbreaks of coral bleaching and disease can follow.
Tyrannosaurus rex is no longer the poster boy for this family of dinosaurs.
The world's most diverse tigers live in India, making it a new hotspot for tiger conservation.
Climate change is affecting a web of western Antarctic life.
A quick genetic test can now identify illegally hunted wild game that is traded on the global market.
As the Amazon's tree canopy is cut, more local species are becoming known to science.
Desertification has left Mali's Lake Faguibine nearly completely empty.
For some species, cancer can be a deciding factor between survival and extinction.
A study of hantavirus shows that when biodiversity declines, disease risk increases.
The migrations of many large mammals around the world are declining due to human actions.
A new study shows that coastal-dwelling mangroves can reduce the death toll during monster storms.
Indonesians are now monitoring the climate to prevent wildfires.
Afghanistan recently inaugurated its first national park.
As a coastal invasive species spreads in the North Atlantic Ocean, HabCam is catching it in action.
Harvesting caviar from sturgeon in the Caspian Sea comes at a great cost—the fish's survival.
As bats die across the eastern United States, biologists have more questions than answers.
The wildfires that recur in southern Australia are predicted to worsen as the globe warms.
The remains of the world's largest snake tell a story of the ancient tropics.
Light reflected off cars, buildings, and roads can derail wildlife.
Climate change appears to be causing a coral decline in the Great Barrier Reef.
This landmark American tree is poised to return to eastern woodlands.
China is planting an enormous swath of forest to keep dust storms at bay.
For marine life, climate change means more than warming.
An experiment uncovers a major killer of this popular sport fish in San Francisco Bay.
Genetic details help sort out the bear family tree.
The federal government is protecting a small group of Alaskan beluga whales before it gets any smaller.
Divers in Australian reefs tallied hundreds of species new to science.
Roads, buildings, and other new development alter aquatic life in local streams.
A new survey doubles the existing number of western lowland gorillas.
UNESCO has added eight new sites to its list of irreplaceable natural habitats.
Some reptiles and amphibians that live on Madagascar’s highest peaks could face extinction.
When forests vanish, seed-spreading animals can come to the rescue.
When one link in Yosemite’s food web falters, the effects cascade.
Clearing of Myanmar's lush mangrove forests worsened the damage from Cyclone Nargis.
Conservationists reintroduce a native species to its home.
A new study highlights a feedback loop between global warming and a forest insect.
Climate change could bring grave water shortages to the American Southwest.
See how human activity is changing fire patterns around the world.
Satellites show severe deforestation in a rare monarch butterfly overwintering site.
What happens when rivers are allowed to flow on their own?
Most coral reefs are badly degraded, but Kingman Reef is the picture of health.
A new study finds that mangrove forests and shrimp farms can coexist--to some extent.
A new study shows that pollutants can take a century or more to show up in rivers and streams.
Biologists have announced many Antarctic discoveries during International Polar Year.