A Japanese ship carrying 4,000 tons of fuel has run aground, spilling oil into the Indian Ocean near Mauritius.
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
Australia’s bushfires have devastated the country’s wildlife and habitats. Experts say the very existence of some species whose populations were already at vulnerable levels may now hang in the balance. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports from Australia on the country’s…
By Miles O'Brien
In the Amazon rainforest, record-breaking forest fires and ongoing deforestation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species that call the ecosystem home. Scientists seeking to save them are carefully evaluating which areas of the vibrant Amazon biome…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
By Vicky Stein
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, according to the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity.
They wouldn’t survive the deserts of Tatooine or the frigid planet Hoth, but these newly described, tarantula-like spiders are named after the stormtroopers who marched through the “Star Wars” movies.
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
The sixth Global Environment Outlook indicates environmental problems are making things more dangerous for people.
Researchers found that of the 244 species photographed, just 22 percent decreased in number – suggesting protected areas can maintain overall biodiversity.
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