Conservation Issues

Conservation issues are a growing concern for most scientists. As humans continue to consume natural resources, many organisms are headed for extinction. Conservation issues include the protection of trees, animals and wetlands.


Deepwater Horizon Oil Found in Land-based Birds for First Time

A new study shows how, years after the disaster, oil from the disaster has made its way into terrestrial species.

What Happens to the Billions of Cigarette Butts on the Beach?

Five trillion cigarettes are discarded each year globally. New research looks at the metal content of those on just one beach in the Persian Gulf.

Science Solves the Problem of the Stingy Shampoo Bottle

If you care about lost shampoo, you're going to be doing hair flips of joy when you read about what's in store for future plastic shampoo bottles.

You and Your Partner Can Shower in the Same Water for Two Weeks

That's courtesy of a five-gallon capacity, portable shower that has some serious purification technology built in.

London's New Clockwork Lion Statue Evokes Ticking Clock for Big Cats in the Wild

The temporary installation joins the four bronze Barbary lion statues in London's Trafalgar Square; it highlights the rapid ongoing decline in worldwide lion population.

How does biodiversity help an ecosystem?

Variety isn't just the spice of life; it's the currency of all well-functioning ecosystems great and small. What happens that currency is in trouble?

5 Ideas for Doubling the World's Food Supply

With the world's population expanding and its arable land shrinking, how in the world are we going to have enough food to feed everyone? Here are five ways.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is explained in this article. Learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch explained.

What happens when a keystone species goes extinct?

Without its keystone, a Roman aqueduct collapses. Does the same travesty befall an ecosystem when a keystone species goes missing from the ecological equation?

Insects and Biodiversity Pictures

Insects and biodiversity go hand in hand. Without insects our planet would not survive as they are essential to biodiversity. Check out this gallery on the relationship between insects and biodiversity.