The giant freshwater prawn is native to the Indo-West Pacific from northwest India to Vietnam, Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia. It has been introduced into many countries for aquaculture.
Entire populations of prawn 'super-females' are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
Detail from Reed Plummer’s photograph Surge, in which a breaking wave drops tons of water even as it pulls tons of sand from the sea bed.
South Australian Museum
The cycles of life, in their fierce glory, are reflected in a stunning exhibition of nature photography.
A black marlin in the sea. These apex predators can grow to 800 kilograms.
A giant ocean fish swims into the heart of industrial Port Kembla looking for food. What if we take its presence, a few km from an ancient, living midden, as a symbol of both new and old ways to learn in the age of the Anthropocene?
Wild boar in a swamp in Slidell, Louisiana.
AP Photo/Rebecca Santana
Feral pigs are a destructive invasive species across much of North America. In a recent study, forest patches where feral pigs were present had fewer mammal and bird species than swine-free zones.
A Eurasian stone-curlew stands amid short grass.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth's threatened species.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
Therizinosaurs and their fossilised eggs.
Mark Witton/Kohei Tanaka
New research suggests some dinosaurs buried and protected eggs in groups.
Black bear near military housing at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, May 17, 2010.
Once hunted into corners of North America, black bears have expanded across the continent since the early 1900s. But bears that end up living near people aren't seeking close encounters.
Forest restoration is underway in Biliran, Leyte, Philippines led by the local community with support from international researchers and government agencies.
Restoring tropical rainforests is good for the climate, wild species and humans. But where to start? A new study pinpoints locations that will maximize benefits and minimize negative impacts.
The complexity of student experiences can be lost in larger groups.
Grade 4 student Charlene seemed chronically off-task -- until an educator noticed she was, in fact, the sole student pursuing the question, 'Was the oil boom bad for our wildlife?'
Sawgrass prairie in Everglades National Park.
Federal and state agencies are carrying out a 35-year, multi-billion-dollar plan to restore Florida's Everglades, but have not factored sea level rise or other climate change impacts into their plans.
Sharks and rays are among the most data-deficient groups of species.
A landmark report found more than one million species at risk of extinction – but even the "safe" ones may not be so safe.
In the latest Avengers film, our heroes grapple with the consequences of villain Thanos wiping out half the population. The study of resource management shows why this wouldn’t necessarily solve hunger and resource scarcity.
Marvel villain Thanos wiped out half the universe's population to create paradise. But as the Avengers find out in Endgame, solving resource scarcity is not that simple.
Zoological Society London
Coral reefs get a lot of attention, but the world has lost almost all of its vital oyster reefs in the last few centuries.
A U.S. Forest Service employee using a drop torch during a planned burn in Arizona’s Coconino National Forest.
Decades of wildfire suppression have allowed flammable fuels to pile up in US forests. Scientists and managers say careful use of planned fires can reduce risks of large, out-of-control burns.
Phragmites, an invasive species, line this marsh at Sachuest Point in Middletown, Rhode island.
Phragmites australis, an invasive reed, has taken over wetlands across the US. But it also stabilizes shorelines and harbors many fish and birds. Is it time to compromise with this alien?
A regenerating stand of rainforest in northern Costa Rica.
Many nations are restoring degraded tropical forests to slow climate change, protect endangered species and improve rural life. But those forests often are cleared again soon afterward.
‘American Progress’ by John Gast.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils the Green New Deal resolution.
EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW ALTERNATIVE CROP
By making people confront the scale of the climate challenge, the Green New Deal is a great leap forward.
Record heat in February 2019 caused shock and delight in equal measure. Behind the balmy weather lie challenges for British wildlife.