A new survey has revealed an alarming deterioration in the health of the River Thames ecosystem – but some of the recorded changes may be the result of a cleaner river.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Atmospheric dust storms often follow wildfires and have serious impacts on human health and ecology.
The oceans bordering West African countries are in grave danger from pollution; checking further degradation is crucial for human survival.
People wouldn’t last long without the countless other species we depend on for survival.
Monitoring bird population trends in Nigeria is a valuable activity – but it requires trained people and commitment over the long term.
While official data is yet to be released, this year’s Mediterranean marine heatwave will likely have devastating ecological consequences.
Wetlands can help limit the spread of the voracious round goby, an invasive species that has infiltrated the Great Lakes and has become widespread in the St. Lawrence River.
A species that is an “apex” predator in one environment won’t necessarily remain so in another.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
We can no longer pretend we’re separate to nature. If ecosystems collapse, our society will be threatened too.
Flame retardants are added to consumer products — and end up in the environment and harming aquatic wildlife.
From discovering hidden populations of vulnerable newts to dropping “seed bombs”, two new research papers show how genomics and drones help restore threatened ecosystems.
Solar panels and electric cars come with their own environmental trade-offs like increased mining and extraction.
The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.
We don’t have to passively sit back and watch Australia’s species and ecosystems die. Here are five concrete steps the next government should take.
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
Climate change is modifying the timing of recurrent life-cycle events with critical consequences on ecological and economic levels.
Nigeria should urgently protect three freshwater ecosystems as these undisturbed environments are becoming rare globally.
The growing season on the tundra is starting earlier as the planet warms, but the plants aren’t sequestering more carbon, a new study finds.