The female Sumatran rhino, named Najaq, was one of a rare breed and the first to be found on Indonesian Borneo in 40 years. Her untimely death has prompted review of conservation efforts.
Natural World Heritage sites, from the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef to the Swiss Alps, provide local communities with natural resources and jobs.
Global warming impacts the value of global financial assets. The higher the temperatures, the more assets at risk worldwide, finds an economic analysis.
Did human recreational cave explorers carry a fungus from east to west, to Washington state for the first time? What's being done to help the bats?
A new study has looked at the responses to climate change of hundreds of different bird species across two continents – and found the impact to be broadly similar, and in line with expectations.
Reports of widespread coral bleaching events off Australia's coast and around the world could signal major problems for ecosystems – and economies.
In the face of water restrictions at home, a Saudi Arabian company is turning to the American Southwest, where US farmers are contending with persistent drought.
Extensive bleaching has been caused by higher ocean temperatures. To prevent further damage, governments should commit to lowering emissions, an Australian team says.
Nearly 8 million people live in areas vulnerable to manmade earthquakes, which have been attributed to disposal of wastewater from oil and gas drilling.
Despite a remarkable rebound in the sea mammal's population, many Americans want to keep manatees on the federal endangered species list.