The zone of overlap between two popular, closely related backyard birds is moving northward at a rate that matches warming winter temperatures, according to a study.
The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each summer, a new NASA study finds.
Quarrels over science and policy are undermining the fight against climate change
Is it possible to equitably divide the planet's resources between human and non-human societies? Can we ensure prosperity and rights both to people and to the ecosystems on which they rely?
First the good news. The UK government has produced a draft National Pollinator Strategy and among the "priority actions" is gathering evidence "determining the effects of neonicotinoids on populations of wild and managed pollinators in field conditions".
[CAIRO] The Arab region's best chance of facing the challenges of food insecurity, water scarcity and natural disasters lies in collaborating on environmental preservation, a study says.
The United Nations has announced the theme for International Women's Day 2014 (IWD), which falls on 8 March.
NEW DELHI: Farmers from 15 states are all set to form a national seed savers network that will be one of the largest repositories of seeds for crops and vegetables in India.
The government of Cameroon has endorsed the fifth report on the state of its biodiversity which will be submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by March 31 in accordance with the prescriptions of the 1992 convention to which Cameroon is signatory.
Soybean improvement through plant breeding has been critical over the years for the success of the crop.
A recent study of five decades of satellite data, model simulations and in situ observations suggests the impact of seasonal diurnal or daily warming varies between global regions affecting many ecosystem functions and services, such as food production, carbon sequestration and climate regulation.
In a warmer world it might be best not to leave your windows open. As temperatures rise, so do crime rates, suggesting climate change will lead to millions of extra offences in the coming decades. However, factors such as better policing may keep a lid on the problem.
Uganda and Africa generally has continued to bare the effects of the variation in weather patterns known as climate change. Climate change, therefore, is the variation in weather patterns over a period of time.
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) points to the homogenization of global diets over the past fifty years.
ALAPPUZHA, (India), Mar 6 2014 (IPS) - Farming, tourism, poor fishing practices along with misdirected policies are muddying the famous backwaters of Kerala, one of India's best known holiday destinations. Nowhere is this misuse more visible than in and around the 95-km-long Vembanad Lake.
La découverte d'une nouvelle espèce de ver plat, inconnu jusqu'ici en Europe, inquiète les scientifiques, qui craignent que cet animal exotique ne s'attaque aux escargots.
A great white shark called Lydia is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
ALBUQUERQUE, March 5 (UPI) -- Some 764, 207 acres of critical habitat will be set aside to protect endangered jaguars in the borderlands of New Mexico and Arizona. The move was announced yesterday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
ALVARADO, Costa Rica, Mar 4 2014 (IPS) - José Alberto Chacón traverses the winding path across his small farm on the slopes of the Irazú volcano, in Costa Rica, which meanders because he has designed it to prevent rain from washing away nutrients from the soil.
WASHINGTON, Mar 3 2014 (IPS) - A third of U.S. organic farmers have experienced problems in their fields due to the nearby use of genetically modified crops, and over half of those growers have had loads of grain rejected because of unwitting GMO contamination.