The coqui frog is one of Puerto Rico's most iconic animals. It gets its name from its distinctive two-note call, "co-qui," which can be heard throughout the island every night.
Microbes perform important functions in ecosystems, and these functions are shifting as a result of global warming. Scientists now know that most microorganisms are infected with viruses, but they know very little about how these viral infections can affect how microbes respond to warming.
There are no plants, and only very few animals: people rarely come here. The large glaciers in Greenland have long been perceived as ice deserts. Gigantic ice sheets where conditions for life are extremely harsh.
A recent WCS-led study that investigated 17 years of migratory bird nesting data in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, discovered that nest survival fell considerably near high-use oil and gas infrastructure, as well as the noise, dust, traffic, air pollution, and other disturbances associated with it.
The infrastructure that helps bring drinking water to homes is an investment.
More than 3 million square kilometers of the Asian elephant’s historic habitat range has been lost in just three centuries, a new report from an international scientific team led by a University of California San Diego researcher reveals.
An international team of researchers led by Prof. MA Keping from the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS) has shown that forests with higher tree species richness tend to have greater arthropod diversity.
Recent research published in PeerJ Life and Environment by Rebecca Helm et al. at Georgetown University illustrates why it is essential that assessment methods and examination of ecosystem effects of novel high seas activities account for ambiguity, using The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) as a model.
Increasing either temperature or nutrients can hurt ecosystems by destabilizing food webs, which are all of the interconnected food chains that make communities behave the way they do.
Space technology company ALE today announced its plans to launch the next SKY CANVAS satellite into orbit, a major step forward in the world’s first human-made shooting star project.