After the heat wave and the warming of ocean waters, scientists have seen the bleaching of an enormous quantity of sea sponges near New Zealand. This is the most extensive bleaching of sea sponges in the country's history. Biologists...
Crossbreeding with a domestic cat poses a significant threat to the European population of rare wild cats. The degree of hybridization varies between different parts of Europe. Some zoos are trying to save the species. The Wildcat is Threatened by...
Researchers in Greenland have encountered a polar bear population that is different from other relatives. Individuals are smaller, have fewer cubs, and need less ice to survive. Biologists are now trying to determine whether the animals are thriving or...
Every year, around 10-20 million dogs are killed in China. About 4 million cats are also killed here. Thousands of people flock to the dog meat festival in Yulin in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi every year. The...
At least half of the insect species on Earth feed on plants. Some pests threaten plant and crop health in certain areas - especially in cities. Dozens of studies show that plant pests and sucking insects thrive in urban...
A new method called "ex vivo" in detecting the effects on human health of certain substances promises a real possibility to omit animal testing. These are blood tests in laboratory culture, where scientists can detect how drug molecules affect...
Chimpanzees, like other endangered animals, need protection from poachers and smugglers. Genetic research that monitors their occurrence through DNA research can help protect primates. In addition, a complete DNA sample database could help fight the illegal chimpanzee trade. Chimpanzee Mapping For...
Endangered saiga antelopes began to multiply successfully. As a result, the Ministry of the Environment of Kazakhstan has announced the antelope population has exceeded 1.3 million individuals. Biologists are excited because this species used to face severe diseases and...
Danish scientists propose combining two seemingly incompatible things - wind turbines as a renewable energy source and an effort to restore and grow dwindling coral reefs. According to their proposal, they literally kill two birds with one stone. How...
Raptors are dwindling dramatically in Kenya. More than 90% of some species have disappeared. Demonstrators emphasize their important role in the ecosystem and call for their protection. Without predators, elephants and other animals would not be able to thrive.  East...
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