Even when birds are not flying in a flock, they may observe each other to sense the world around them.
We need to learn to coexist with wildfires the way many ecosystems do. We won't protect lives in the long term by trying to stamp the fires out.
Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
The Maldives may end up with perfect conditions for reef island building, but no new coral to build islands with.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
Sphagnum moss made ideal field dressings for wounded soldiers.
Although fracking has been given the green light it's still not known how common felt earthquakes may become and if communities are willing to accept them
A new study claims that wind turbines kill enough birds of prey that they are effectively an 'apex predator'.
Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster.
A new law means the Shetland Isles must now be placed in their true location – but mapping experts aren't entirely convinced.
The WWF's report avoids the C-word – here's why that matters.
Experiments into the effectiveness of conservation can help us learn what works best.
Vast 'underwater meadows' would lock up lots of carbon.
A new report by the WWF finds 60% losses in vertebrate populations since 1970.
Don't let Bjorn Lomborg's cherry-picked statistics fool you.
British troops allegedly killed 24 unarmed villagers in Batang Kali in 1948, but the government still refuses a public inquiry.
There are lots of places where it's much, much hotter than the Sun. And the amazing thing is that this heat also makes new atoms - tiny particles that have made their way long ago from stars to us.
People may be more willing to share scarce resources they really need than apocalyptic Hollywood movies may suggest.
This election may be the spark needed for a radical environmental politics.
Bombarding people with scientific information has little effect. Something else is needed to jolt us out of our current climate trajectory.
Distinct subspecies means each type of tiger is specially adapted to its environment.
Many will switch to less healthy diets as imported food becomes more expensive, says new research.
Dropping leaves might seem like a waste, but plants are actually saving nutrients.
Compressed air energy storage on an industrial scale could help boost renewables.
New research shows how two types of common UK crabs will respond to increasing carbon dioxide and seawater dilution.
Green spaces can help to address loneliness. But they are highly vulnerable to austerity.
A recent study found that 55% of the world’s oceans are fished, but a simple number can't tell the whole story.
Research finds removing plastic from the ocean has huge economic benefits, even if there is little money to be made doing so.
The UK is home to more than 3,600 apple varieties - but they can't be told apart by look or taste alone.
Field samples, satellite measurements and isotopic data have shed new light on corals' eating habits.
A movement built on inequality can also perpetuate that same inequality.
Droughts and heat waves are bad news for a key ingredient in beer.
Energy-efficient water supply is a wicked problem – and we might have found a way to solve it.
While extreme weather conditions represent a considerable challenge globally, some communities have been living with (and adapting to) similar events for centuries.
As the Maasai people of Kenya seek to expand their agricultural developments, the lives of one of Africa's greatest creatures are being severely disrupted.
How can we hold governments accountable to their climate commitments? A recent case might hold the answer.
Climate scientists have set out how we could limit global warming, but their scenarios are not at all realistic.
The kind of climate action outlined by the ubiquitous climate checklists won't be enough.
Limiting human-induced warming will be tough, given where we start from.
We can't say that Katla in Iceland is 'due' to erupt, no matter what you have read.
You have to draw an ethical line somewhere so if you were vegan, would you still eat avocados?
New research finds a sustainable food system is possible but will require huge global changes.
The far right frontrunner promises a brazen anti-environmental strategy.
Researching the most resilient corals could help us find ways to better protect reefs in the future.
An effort to increase such areas can pose a particular threat to island overseas territories.
Coral reefs are in crisis around the world, and may disappear entirely. 3D printing is a new idea to help them – but it won't be a cure all.
The proposed Agriculture Bill may only speed up the process.
Having looked after chickens for generations, humans are pretty good at getting them to keep on laying eggs.