Drug trafficking leads to massive deforestation in Central America
January 31, 2014, 11:36 a.m. by John Platt
Forests are being slashed to make roads or illegal airplane landing strips.
As people live longer, threats to wildlife increase
October 31, 2013, 3:58 p.m. by Environmental Health News
Human activity has spurred more changes in biodiversity in the past 50 years than in the 'whole of prior recorded human history,' according to a new study.
Conservation works! European wildlife has recovered dramatically
October 1, 2013, 6:22 p.m. by Sami Grover
Globally, wildlife is in trouble. But many European species have actually been in recovery for some time.
The Cambrian 'big bang' triggered by multiple events
September 23, 2013, 9:39 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
While genetic changes played a part, the rise of sea levels may have exposed organisms to a wealth of new minerals that triggered mutations.
Is religion a good way to help preserve biodiversity?
September 16, 2013, 2:27 p.m. by John Platt
A new study finds that the most important conservation areas overlap with key regions for the world's religions.
Tahiti is crawling with new beetle species
August 16, 2013, 12:11 p.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Tahiti's insect diversity is due in no small part to its jagged terrain. It keeps insect populations separated and prevents them from cross-breeding.
How 'insect soup' DNA could help conservation efforts
August 9, 2013, 3:18 p.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
A new insect identification process could enable scientists to effectively monitor endangered species across different regions, countries and continents.
Madagascar cools as hotspot for new species evolution
July 23, 2013, 12:39 p.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Evolution on one of Earth's most diverse islands may have its limits.