A Mozambican park welcomed its first white rhinos in 40 years on Friday after 19 of the threatened animals completed a 1,600-kilometre (thousand-mile) truck ride from South Africa, conservationists said.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
A new paper published in Science Advances synthesizes the impact of metal and coal mines on salmon and trout in northwestern North America, and highlights the need for more complete and transparent science to inform mining policy.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Seabird reserves in northeast England and Scotland have been closed to visitors after a suspected outbreak of bird flu, officials said on Friday.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Researchers investigating the exposure of small mammals to plastics in England and Wales have found traces in the feces of more than half of the species examined.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
A hallmark of environmental science is understanding how ecosystems respond to global change. Much of this research focuses on short-term ecosystem responses, such as how an ecosystem responds to a sudden onset of drought. But previous conditions can modify that response. In the same way a formative childhood experience might... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Researchers led by members of Oxford University's Department of Biology have found rare colonies of the wild ancestors of common domestic and feral pigeons.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Reindeer are loved the world over for their dark, expressive eyes, majestic antlers and magical association with Santa Claus. The moment you learn the cold, hard truth of how Christmas presents arrive under the tree is a harrowing one that blights many a childhood. But reindeer are more special than... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
When most people are just getting home from their workdays, I'm about to start mine. I am a researcher studying the breeding behavior of the Eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus), a cryptic bird that is primarily active after sunset as it forages on the wing for moths. So—for the summer, at... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Coral is a complicated holobiont, harboring an array of life forms at different scales, including coral cells, zooxanthellae, and associated bacteria, archaea and viruses.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
On a bright moonlit night, a team of scientists and volunteers head out to a protected beach along the Delaware Bay to survey horseshoe crabs that spawn in their millions along the US East Coast from late spring to early summer.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
The fossil record over the last half a billion years shows biodiversity as a zigzagging pattern of species births and extinctions. For decades scientist have attempted to answer the question: Which rules supreme—life or the environment? To explain this macroevolution, scientists have used two opposing theories: the Red Queen versus... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
Songbirds learning from nearby birds that food supplies might be growing short respond by changing their physiology as well as their behavior, research by the Oregon State University College of Science shows.... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-01
A gardener in Pasco County recently found a giant African land snail—or what Florida officials call "one of the most damaging snails in the world."... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-30
Kazakhstan is considering culls of its endangered saiga antelope, the ecology ministry told AFP Thursday, after citing scientific advice about the threat posed to agriculture since the population rebounded.... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-30
Cooperation is a core part of life for many organisms, ranging from microbes to complex multicellular life. It emerges when individuals share resources or partition a task in such a way that each derives a greater benefit when acting together than they could on their own. For example, birds and... Read more
Published on: 2022-06-30