Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
A parasite found in coyotes, wolves and foxes is now spreading to dogs and their owners as its range expands across Canada.
We all know how vital it is for our native bird species to thrive. But what if the only birds that visit your garden are introduced "pest" species? Many people feel these birds deserve some love too.
From birds to bees, the wildlife in your backyard can tell us important things about the health of our environment.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition features sumptuous images: from giant cuttlefish courting to a vertigo-inducing portrait of an orangutan taken with a GoPro camera.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
The rise of urban greening is an opportunity to recast the relationship between people and environment. Humans and non-human species are ecologically intertwined as inhabitants of cities.
Rats foul our food, spread disease and damage property, but we know very little about them. A biologist explains how he tracks wild rats in New York City, and what he's learned about them so far.
Koala numbers in parts of Australia are in decline as they move from development of their land. But they can learn to take safer routes if they are built as part of the urban design.
The rhetoric of 'smart cities' is dominated by the economic, with little reference to the natural world and its plight. Truly smart and resilient cities need to be more in tune with the planet.
New research shows that street lighting changes the activity of moths, and is likely to disrupt nocturnal pollination.
Why are our cities full of crows, ravens and rainbow lorikeets, while other species decline? The answer comes down to street smarts, adaptability, and sometimes plain bullying.
Flying-foxes can cause conflict - just ask the people of Batemans Bay, NSW. But plans to disperse them won't necessarily work without understanding these highly mobile animals' behaviour.
Urbanisation exposes wildlife to new man-made stresses which affect species in a variety of ways.
A wildlife biologist argues that the canid in eastern North America – known as the eastern coyote, or the coywolf by some – deserves to be classified as a separate species.
Grunting, growling, hissing, screeching: if your home is making these noises, you probably have possums.
Nature is dispersed through our cities, even if we don’t notice it. And there's abundant evidence that engaging with nature, even in urban settings, is good for us.
Many Americans move to rural areas to live near nature. But the mere presence of humans changes wildlife behavior in ways that may have ripple effects.
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
Only two Australian spiders can kill you, but the rest are a pretty fascinating bunch.