Understanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help.
Greater swings in dry and wet spells makes grass growth difficult, a challenge for pasturelands around the world
Donald van der Vaart might listen to scientists but won't say humans are major cause of climate change
By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.
And if countries do not meet the Paris climate agreement goals, the risks will be even greater
An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog
Can a remade cattle industry save the Amazon rainforest?
Because Trump has not nominated someone to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Michael Kratsios is the de facto leader
NASA, NOAA, EPA and the Interior and Energy departments hope Congress will push back
The Yangtze alone pours up to an estimated 1.5 million metric tons into the Yellow Sea
David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University College of Science in Canberra says that older trees play outsize roles in maintaining landscapes and ecosystems.
Duke Energy's Jim Rogers is trying to light up rural countries one village at a time
Researchers hope to get people talking about our beautiful, complex oceans
Scientists are probing deep beneath the ocean’s surface to learn how life on Earth began
Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The rules seek to preserve the state’s authority to regulate emissions from two sectors that the administration has backed away from
A new study on the Northern Hemisphere’s mercury has troubling implications for wildlife and human health
The effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies would fall far short of the reductions promised in the Paris Agreement
Young birds follow the right signal to foraging grounds, but when they arrive there are no fish to eat
Continents and volcanoes nearly came to a halt billions of years ago, creating a huge planetary pressure cooker