Chimpanzees are an endangered species, so why should captive chimps get special treatment? That's the question that wildlife officials are asking as they propose that there should be special permits required for their sale, use in research or other activities that may harm them.
Cockroaches are some of the least-loved creatures of the insect world. Now, these roaches may be getting an upgrade that may make them even creepier. Scientists have created cyborg roaches that can be controlled with the touch of a smartphone.
If you thought that your summer vacation in Florida was going to be soothing and relaxing, think again. It turns out that a swarm of monster mosquitoes has invaded the Sunshine State.
Oarfish are some of the most mysterious creatures of the deep. Now, scientists working in the Gulf of Mexico have captured footage of creature commonly mistaken for a sea serpent, revealing a glimpse into the behaviors of this fish in its natural habitat.
Drought has plagued Africa for years. Now, though, researchers have pinpointed what may have caused this drought in part. It turns out that air pollution from the Northern Hemisphere may have aided the excessively dry conditions.
Honeybees are declining rapidly, disappearing from our nation's farms and countryside. Now, researchers from Washington State University are preparing to use liquid nitrogen to create a frozen semen bank from select U.S. and European honeybee colonies in an attempt to preserve the species.
It turns out that some of our oceans are pretty dangerous. Massive storms tear across the seas, forming waves that can swamp ships and leave them sinking. Unfortunately, these conditions are only going to worsen as the climate warms. Now thanks to the World Wildlife Fund, we know exactly which ocean...
NASA has revealed that unknown understory fires are destroying several times more Amazon rainforest than has been lost through deforestation in recent years.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it plans to drop all federal protections for grey wolves in the lower 48 states by taking them off the endangered species list.
How expensive is carbon dioxide? It turns out that the costs may be more serious than we first expected. The EPA and other federal agencies are now using a higher social cost for carbon when it comes to creating new legislation.
Various weather reports indicate that the storm will continue to move north up along the East Coast on Friday and Saturday, with heavy rain, gusty winds and an increased chance of flooding in many areas.
Ice cores and temperature readings aren't the only ways to find out about climate change. Researchers have now used cave stalagmites collected from tropical Borneo to learn a little bit more about past climate events and how to potentially prepare for them in the future.