The merits of the dingo fence are hotly debated, and there have been calls to pull it down. We need a better understanding of how the mega-structure affects species that live along it.
The remoteness and small size of old-growth boreal trees should not make us forget their high ecological importance and the many threats they face.
Scientists are learning amazing things about bees’ sensory perception and mental capabilities.
Environmental DNA provides a wealth of information for conservationists, archaeologists and forensic scientists. But the unintentional pickup of human genetic information raises ethical questions.
North America’s boreal forests have been burning a lot, probably more and more over the past 60 years. Yet the long-term trend indicates that they are burning less than they were 150 years ago.
Data from 123 sites across all continents, including Antarctica, show mosses affect all major soil functions critical for sustaining life on Earth.
Governments and wildlife advocates are working to protect 30% of Earth’s lands and waters for nature by 2030. An ecologist explains why creating large protected areas should be a top priority.
Fires here can affect meltwater timing and water quality, worsen erosion that triggers mudslides, and much more, as two scientists explain.
New research on the Nullarbor Plain reveals the ancient climate change that separated Australia’s east and west ecosystems, shaping today’s biodiversity.
Even in death, a tree helps others live.
For the first time, researchers have shown plants making sounds that can be heard up to a few metres away – just not by human ears.
Communal meals to break fast can mean lots of single-use plastics. A switch to environmentally friendly principles is in line with Islamic principles through the ages.
Many beloved wildflowers bloom in early spring, while trees are still bare and the flowers have access to sunlight. Climate change is throwing trees and wildflowers out of sync.
Despite their small size, fairy-wrens have surprisingly complex social ties. They’ll risk life and limb to help others – but only if they know them.
Less than a century ago, Colorado hunted, trapped and poisoned all the wolves within its borders. Today it’s restoring them – a change that reflects a profound shift in human thinking.
Animals and plants living in cities are more likely to thrive when they are able to quickly adapt to urban conditions.
Over 100 shark and ray species were recently added to an international treaty, known as the CITES list, to protect them from the threat of unsustainable and illegal trade.
A new study looked at the many claims made about soil fungi and found some misconceptions.
To guard against extinction, we must advocate for common species.
Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.