Atmospheric dynamics and sea ice conditions are behind this lengthening of the snow-free season, the scientists found, and the consequences are far reaching — including birds laying eggs sooner and iced-over rivers flowing earlier.
Severe summer storms, which are one consequence of climate change, are hitting the breeding colonies of several species.
While Hawaii’s animal rights and environmental groups are sharply divided on solutions, there’s little government support even for steps the two sides agree on. In a five-year period on Kauai, 268 kills were logged, including eggs, chicks and adult birds.
Some of the most devastating pictures after big oil spills are of seabirds coated in black sludge. But a new study reveals that even a small amount of oil could cause major damage to bird populations.
More than a third of seabirds found dead on New Zealand and Australia’s beaches have plastic in their stomachs.
He had been charged with felony theft and animal cruelty in a case that involved the destruction of more than a dozen federally protected birds and their nests.
The first of the bodies was discovered by a hiker who snapped a photo of the suspicious scene with his cellphone. Buried in a nest on the westernmost spit of the Hawaiian island of Oahu was a dead bird the size of a human child. On the ground next to …
Following changes in climate variability, one University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor has discovered surprising changes in the Little Diomede auklet population….
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by …
Two endangered seabird species on Hawaii’s Kauai have lost more than 75 percent of their respective populations in the past two decades…
More than 1000 albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters are estimated to have been killed in fishing lines off the New Zealand coast last year…
The African penguin joins the list of species said to be threatened by climate change – and overfishing. Researchers from the UK and South Africa say penguin numbers in the Benguela upwelling ecosystem have halved in just 30 years…