The government officials of the Australian state of Queensland have recently approved a very controversial coal mining project that threatens the world’s biggest collection of coral formations: the Great Barrier Reef.
Rivers are characterized by flowing water which is a characteristic observed in landslides. Now, scientists have figured out why a landslide can flow like a river using a computer model.
The South African government's stance on rhino horn trade can be a decisive factor for the fate and survival of the species in the region
Researchers at the University of Guam (UOG) Marine Laboratory are taking the help of a new genetic sequencer to know more about the biological mechanism of coral reefs. The study will enable the scientists to understand why certain colonies of coral reefs thrive while others do not.
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the flourishing microbial communities around shipwrecks significantly transformed, wreaking havoc not only to the historic vessels, but also to ocean life itself.
Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) is capable of growing at various rates depending on the changes of temperature.
At least 114 of these sites, which were dubbed as being of great importance for their natural flora and fauna, were subjected to either oil extraction or under threat from other harmful industrial activities.
Researchers studying corals from the University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science recently found multiple stressors that may have caused much of the damage to corals.
Researchers discovered that Stone Age humans crowded the Scottish islands with red deer shipped by boat.
Conservative biologists have found that thousands of loggerhead turtles are annually dying in the Mediterranean waters bordering North Africa, the Middle East and Cyprus, by getting get trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing fisheries in the region.
A bulldozer driver in Oklahoma accidentally stumbled upon what seemed to be the remains of a mammoth, according to the Oklahoma Archaeological Society. The man was operating a bulldozer around a sand pit near Alva, on a regular day at work, when he made the discovery.
Hunters taught they had already caught the biggest one, but they were totally wrong. Early week of April, two Florida hunters claimed to have captured a fifteen-foot alligator. This could have been the biggest catch so far until the hunters themselves withdrew their epic claim.