Saturday, May 23, 2015
A world of diversity has been discovered in plankton, the tiny plants, viruses and embryonic fish that are a favorite food of whales and supply much of the planet's oxygen, researchers said Thursday.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Colder weather kills more people than hot spells, a probe into a key issue of public-health policy said on Thursday.
Despite 2 million years of munching almost exclusively on bamboo, the giant panda's gut has not adapted to eating the plant -- putting the creatures in an "evolutionary dilemma," scientists said.
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The White House unveiled a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment.
European Union nations must step up efforts to protect vulnerable wildlife and habitats from the effects of human activity, with little improvement in conservation since 2007, a report said Wednesday.
The governor of California declared an emergency as crews scrambled to contain an oil slick and clean up popular beaches after a pipeline rupture dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
Monday, May 18, 2015
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land -- helped by rotting bird poo-poo and hatchling vomit.
What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.