Research shows that the distribution of temperate hardwoods (sugar maple, red maple and yellow birch) could be shifting northward, which would have serious consequences for the boreal forest.
To protect nearly a third of Australia by decade’s end will mean expanding our national parks, Indigenous Protected Areas and protection across private land.
Carbon farming has its problems, but we shouldn’t write it off. After all, good projects can store carbon – and bring back habitat.
The waters of the St. Lawrence are running out of breath and bottom-dwelling organisms are already feeling the effects. Here’s how ecosystems are reacting.
Rubber plantations are replacing forests, particularly in tropical regions.
Every living thing leaves traces in its environment. By sampling water or even air for this environmental DNA, we can know which species live where.
Blood isn’t sterile, and analyzing the bacteria in it could help assess the health of fish and prevent the collapse of their populations.
The forest fires of the summer of 2023 in Québec were devastating. It was the worst year in 50 years. But with climate change, the worst may be yet to come.
Our birds are tough. They went through some mean climatic conditions to make Australia home.
Controlling invasive sea urchins is expensive. Why not make it profitable by fishing for them and selling their roe as a delicacy?
Only after a species is identified and listed by taxonomists can it be protected. Yet we still don’t have one globally agreed-upon list of every species. A new 74-nation survey points to the solution.
Australia’s road to net zero must pass through Indigenous-held land, which is likely to host many clean energy projects. First Nations people want partnerships that help them protect their Country.
Mountain flora in the Kaokoveld deserve priority conservation efforts.
Our relationships with the natural world have changed, and addressing how we understand our place in the world will help us find solutions to current environmental crises.
In every Australian city, you’re likely to come across a warbling magpie. How do they cope with the onslaught of noise? It turns out, the smarter ones cope better.
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
Scalloped hammerheads pose no risk to us – but we pose enormous risk to them. Our discovery of a large new aggregation gives us an opportunity to protect these animals.
Slime gets a bad name in popular culture, but it’s food for invertebrates who become food for many other creatures.
Climate change is causing higher levels of stress in fish, and the resulting hormonal imbalances are fundamentally altering entire populations.
A new study suggests a radical rejigging of where food is grown. But is such a world even possible?