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Maerl beds are found all around the world, and are one of the most diverse habitats. But they are predicted to shrink by 38% by the end of the century.
Botanists have long known about the wonders of the second-largest island on Earth. Now researchers have put a number on just how many plant species grow there.
Astronomers from Cardiff University and MIT have detected a possible sign of extraterrestrial life on Earth's closest neighbour, Venus.
A study of fossil pollen samples in North America shows the resilience of plants could be the lowest it's been for 13,000 years.
Since 1970, populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have shrunk by 68%, mainly due to farming and the wildlife trade, says WWF.
One million species of animal and plant could disappear forever, according to the United Nations, with loss of habitat remaining a significant threat.
Using artificial intelligence, marine scientists can identify different shark types and warn officials of pending danger.
Biodiversity is under threat around the world, but here are four conservation success stories from Europe where species have come back from brink of extinction.
We know we must tackle our environmental crises within the next decade - and things are looking up. Here are three reasons to be hopeful for the future.
A healthy rainforest contains the noise and hubbub of countless creatures going about their daily business – when that sound changes it could be the first sign of trouble.
Parasites have been left out of most conservation plans, but with only 4% known to infect humans, their vital ecological roles shouldn't be overlooked.