Satellite telemetry and GPS tracking have proven beneficial for global wildlife conservation efforts, and this new technology could help solve several challenges facing modern conservationists.
Are you a jealous person? Yes? If it makes you feel better, evolution has programmed you to be so.
In recent years concern regarding the mercury content in fish harvested from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries has escalated. Mercury is one of the most common heavy metals found in Earth’s environment....
Ostriches are the largest living bird in the world. Ostriches are flightless, but can run at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Ostriches can live for up to 75 years, but the average life span is 50 years. ...
Stretching over nine provinces, the dynamic Yangtze River Basin is an essential facet of past and present Chinese cultures, connecting central, eastern, and western China.
Far from being the barren underwater deserts they were once thought to be, deep ocean trenches teem with life at hydrothermal vent sites.
Tardigrades, also known as water bears, manage to make the world of microbiology a little more adorable. Don't let their appearance fool you though- despite looking cute and squishy water bears are some of the toughest...
The most fundamental differences between traditional ecosystems and hydrothermal vent communities are the specific biochemical and metabolic pathways utilized by endemic fauna to metabolize chemical compounds, and the...
Modern wilderness philosophers disagree on everything from what it is about a natural system that makes it valuable to how to...
Environmental conditions necessary for life to survive and propagate are traditionally thought to be very rare in the Universe. Even on Earth, there are areas too hostile to support carbon-based life. The depths of the...