Seventy percent of emerging diseases — such as Ebola, Zika and HIV/AIDS — are zoonotic in origin, meaning they circulate in animals before jumping to humans.
The UN warned in a landmark report that human activity had "severely degraded" three-quarters of ice-free land on the planet.
Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight
'We are at the last hour': From Guterres to Prince Charles, world leaders bat for swift action at UNGA Biodiversity Summit
A notable absentee during the summit was US President Donald Trump, who is in the process of exiting from the Paris Agreement and has withdrawn his support from the WHO.
Among birds, only some owls have previously been shown to hear ultrasonic sounds — which they use to locate prey.
Accelerating greenhouse gases have contributed to global average temperatures that are now moving past one degree Celsius above the mid-19th century.
Researchers conclude that maintaining fully functioning ecosystems can have environmental and health benefits which is key to preventing new pandemics.
The report lays out suggested (read: ambitious) goals for the various stakeholders in the process of recovering from COVID-19, and thereafter.
The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.
The lockdown has derailed the eco-tourism that funds many environmental projects, from South America’s rainforests to Africa’s savannahs.
Anand Vishwanadha on his versatile poetry collection Stray Birds, and what birdwatching brings to his life
Anand Vishwanadha's Stray Birds reads like a birder’s journal, but one that has been pruned to hold only the most memorable images and resultant thoughts.
Researchers have found a monoclonal antibody in the blood of a SARS patient that has potent therapeutic action against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus).
Being in close proximity or accidentally brushing up against someone else may be all it takes to transmit certain microbes.
World Migratory Bird Day 2020 to be observed today: All you need to know and how to join global campaign
The World Migratory Bird Day aims to bring attention to the need of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. The global programme helps raise awareness about the numerous threats faced by the birds
Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus
Rima Das talks about how the lockdown is helping nature heal, and how the cancellation of film festivals will serve as a setback to independent cinema.
History has shown that nature has a propensity for reclaiming land once humans have departed, eg Chernobyl, Korean demilitarised zone, etc
Pathogens did not evolve to kill or hurt us but they have just evolved to procreate and survive just like any life form.
World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in
Prince Williams announces Earthshot prize to help 'repair the Earth', pledges at least 50 solutions by 2030
By the end of this decade, they hope to have solutions that will solve some of Earth's greatest problems.
Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.