As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role in fostering biodiversity. PHOTOGRAPH: DAVID L. RYAN/BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last year, as billions of people around the globe were in coronavirus lockdown, […]

Ice age people painted these animals 12,600 years ago. Thousands of images drawn during the last ice age were found in the Amazon Rainforest (Image: © Marie-Claire Thomas/Wild Blue Media) An 8-mile-long “canvas” filled with ice age drawings of mastodons, giant sloths and other extinct beasts has been discovered in […]

Canada’s most endangered mammal is back from the brink of extinction—and offers hope as an “ambassador” for the conservation of less adorable species. PHOTOGRAPH: ALAMY THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Canada’s National Observer and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Vancouver Island marmots may just be the antidote required for the dystopian times we […]

Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis). Credit: Jaffacity CC BY-SA 4.0 New research reports on discovery of 5-million-year-old honey badger-like animal from West Coast of South Africa. Five million years ago, dangerous carnivores — such as giant wolverines and otters, bears, sabertooth cats, and large hyaenids — prowled the West Coast of […]