Habitats

The risk of extinction is highest for Earth's largest and smallest animals

Humans seem to be favoring medium-sized vertebrates, researchers say, causing 'a radical shift in the living architecture of the planet.'<p>Earth may be …

Extinction

Secretary Zinke Promotes Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Conservation with Employee "Showdown" at Department of the Interior

Date: September 19, 2017<br>Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, ​on the heels of a groundbreaking directive to expand hunting access …

Wildlife

Chief calls to end moose hunt in B.C. following wildfires, habitat loss

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. -- A First Nations chief is calling on the British Columbia government to halt the moose hunt this year, arguing the historic …

Canadian News

Warmer winters and humans killed off Europe's brown bears, researchers find

Brown bears have largely vanished from Europe over the past 12,000 years. One reason: warmer winters discouraged females from bearing cubs as they …

World News

Habitat destruction trumps warm weather: Minnesota pheasant index down 26 percent

Habitat loss in Minnesota’s farm region is largely to blame for a 26 percent drop in the state’s pheasant index, wildlife officials said this …

Climate Change

Stress Is Killing These Teeny Lemurs, and The Story is In Their Hair

With their small furry bodies and large inquisitive eyes, gray mouse lemurs can seem like a cross between a pug and an alien. In fact, these …

Lemurs

How Habitat Loss is Causing Human Wildlife Conflict Around the World

Animal habitats are disappearing at alarming rates, making habitat loss the biggest threat to animals’ existence. Deforestation and degradation from …

Wildlife

What is a wetland? And eight other wetland facts

Water is essential for all life on Earth. Fresh water is used for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, transportation, electricity generation, and …

Wildlife

Dynamic conservation for migratory species

In an era of unprecedented and rapid global change, dynamic conservation strategies that tailor the delivery of habitat to when and where it is most …

Citizen Science

Media Invited to NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Competition Events and Awards

NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is advancing the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing for deep space exploration.

Sustainability

Success Stories

People across North America are playing a role in our effort to increase and improve breeding and migratory habitat for monarchs and other …

Nature Pub — Bugs and Dirt

Explore Springfield’s habitats and history with talks by local professionals.<p>Willamalane natural resource staff, Emily Ring, will share topics on the …

Nature

Happy World Lion Day!Considered the most social of cats, lions...

Happy World Lion Day!Considered the most social of cats, lions live in prides that consist of one or more males, several females, and cubs. While a …

Wildlife

B.C. foundation reaps $3m in court fines from environmental offenders

A non-profit foundation established to improve fish and wildlife habitat across the province has reaped a windfall of more than $3 million from court …

Canadian News

Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

When you pick up a field guide and examine the range map of the Tennessee Warbler, it looks as though North America makes up the bulk of its habitat …

Birds

Habitats For Honeybees

Golf is a sport that likes to give back and, that being the case, golf now has a chance to give back in a big way.<p>It’s about bees. In recent years, …

Bees

East Coast Birds Under Threat from Central American Habitat loss and Climate Change

According to a study published in Global Change Biology, habitat loss through the migratory route of east coast birds will have a more profound …

Climate Change

WWF marks 'Global Tiger Day' with rare video of tigers in Bhutan

To mark Global Tiger Day, WWF have released rare camera trap images highlighting the need for greater protection of ‘wildlife corridors’ across tiger range states.<p>Rare video and photo evidence of wild tigers in Bhutan, the mountain kingdom nestled in the Himalayas in between India and Tibet, has …

Wildlife

LEGO Plans To Release Limited Edition Montreal "Habitat '67" Building Set

<b>Habitat '67 is by far</b> Montreal's most unusual and visually stunning landmark. So it's no surprise that back in 2012 the famous building won an …

Lego

Are there actually MORE fireflies this year?

<b>After years of a seeming decline, reports of firefly flurries have lightning bug lovers delighted.</b><p>For years, those of us who have the pleasure of …

Nature

The Age of Biological Annihilation

A new study finds that the populations of thousands of vertebrates, many of which have yet to raise concern, are decreasing.Habitat loss and hunting …

Ecology

Why I'm bringing centuries-old 'ghost ponds' back to life

Over the past century half of the world’s ponds and wetlands have been destroyed, with many being filled in and turned into agricultural land. …

Ecology

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

Paris - The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.<p>More than 30% of animals with a …

Extinction

You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilisation can only survive if the population begins to shrink<p>• Paul R Ehrlich is a professor of population studies at Stanford University and the author of The Population Bomb (1968)<p>One should not need to be a …

Opinion

NASA prepares space travellers to explore new worlds

Fungi are growing in closed habitats, endangering human health.<p>Planning future space explorations, including long missions to Mars, will require …

Microbiome

Prelude to mass extinction happening now, says study

Based on conservative estimates, a window of two to three decades are all we have to think of something that will have any significant effect to …

Ecology

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared: scientists

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.<p>More than 30 percent of animals with a …

Biological Species

Insecticide found in same B.C. hummingbirds that are on the decline

Some species of North American hummingbirds are in severe decline and a British Columbia research scientist says one possible cause might be the same …

Bees

Researcher finds link between falling hummingbird numbers and insecticides

Some species of North American hummingbirds are in severe decline, and a B.C. research scientist says the same insecticide affecting honey bees could …

Bees

Insecticide partly to blame for decline of B.C. hummingbirds

VANCOUVER — Some species of North American hummingbirds are in severe decline and a British Columbia research scientist says one possible cause might …

Canadian News