(NEW YORK) -- The outlook for the survival of polar bears appears precarious as scientists learn more about factors induced by climate change that are affecting the long-term health of the species. Polar bear populations studied in Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago on the Barents Sea,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have discovered two new species of dinosaurs in a region where dinosaur fossils had never been unearthed. Fossils from three different dinosaurs dating to the Early Cretaceous period, about 130 to 120 million years ago, recently were been uncovered in the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The mass-clearing of trees will be the doom of many forms of life on this planet. Forests are critical to the Earth's ecology. They capture and store carbon out of the atmosphere. They can alter the air quality and quantity of drinking... Read More.
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A California man accused of stealing a rare lemur from the San Francisco Zoo could spend up to one year behind bars for violating the Endangered Species Act, federal prosecutors said Monday. Cory John McGilloway, 31, of Los Angeles, allegedly kidnapped a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new species of turtle that roamed Earth alongside dinosaurs and flying reptiles has been discovered in Madagascar. The near-complete fossil of the quick-mouthed frog turtle, or Sahonachelys mailakavava, was found in the Maevarano Formation in northwestern Madagascar, according to a study... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Transforming crop and timber production to a sustainable model could reduce the extinction of species by mitigating one of the great drivers of terrestrial wildlife decline, according to a new study. Loss of habitat is often to blame when the status of... Read More.
BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is continuing to field lawsuits filed over Endangered Species Act decisions made by the Trump administration. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Thursday over its failure to provide... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A new invasive species of mosquito that has the potential to transfer diseases from animals to humans has been found in Florida.The species, Aedes scapularis, was predominately found in South and Central America,... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species has declared 31 animal and plant species extinct.That total includes the lost shark, listed as critically... Read More.
By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have discovered a new species of monkeys in central Myanmar with the help of a 100-year-old tissue sample.The primate, named Popa langur after the extinct volcano Mount Popa, has been... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago.The newly found dinosaur species was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds,... Read More.
Introducing Atheris hetfieldi: the most metal of all the snakes. The newly discovered species of the venomous African bush viper is named after Metallica frontman James Hetfield. The snake measures up to 52 cm long and inhabits the Bioko island in Equatorial Guinea Speaking... Read More.