Plastic pollution is impacting our seas-everywhere from surface waters to the sea ocean. Now, though, scientists have made a somewhat unsettling discovery. I turns out that puffins on the Isle of May in Scotland are actually nibbling on little nuggets of plastic.
Some 300,000-year-old eggshells are telling scientists a bit more about the Paleolithic environment.
It's been almost five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploding, sending gallons upon gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists have assessed the wildlife in the Gulf, and have found that it's still suffering from the oil spill.
Plants living in arid, mountainous and humid region on our planet often rely on their leaves to obtain the moisture they need for survival by pulling mist straight out of the air. But exactly how plants managed to survive on mist alone has long puzzled scientists.
Even if climate change were to stop today, it could take millennia for deep sea ecosystems to recover. Scientists have taken a closer look at marine ecosystems and have found that they may take thousands of years to recover from climate-related upheavals.
Feeding food to wild animals may just impact their risk of disease. Scientists have found that supplemental feeding of wildlife can actually increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others.
The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia--what was once one of the only two rivers in the world that were home to two different dolphins: the Yangtze finless porpoise and the Baiji dolphin.
Scientists have created a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling aspen forests died as a result of a massive drought.
Scientists have found that methane-generating microbes found in thawing lake sediments may ramp up production of the potent greenhouse gas, which may lead to further warming.
There's something to be said for green roofs. Scientists have found that green roofs with high vegetation density are actually 60 percent more efficient than non-green roofs.
A lobster-like predator once roamed the ancient seas with two pairs of eyes and prominent grasping appendages.