Latest Biodiversity News

5 people are trapped in a cave in Slovenia after heavy rainfall causes water levels to rise

Jan. 07, 2024 09:51 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Five people are trapped in a cave in southwestern Slovenia, unable to leave because of high water levels caused by heavy rainfall, authorities said Sunday. The group — a Slovenian family group of three adults and two guides — have been stuck in the...

Endangered species list grows by 2,000. Climate change is part of the problem

Dec. 11, 2023 13:08 PM EST

Climate change is worsening the planet's biodiversity crises, making environments more deadly for thousands of species and accelerating the precipitous decline in the number of plants and animals on Earth, according to an international organization that tracks species health. Species...

Indonesian maleo conservation faced setbacks due to development and plans for a new capital city

Dec. 07, 2023 00:16 AM EST

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — A pair of tall birds with black feathers and pinkish breasts crossed a noisy road to reach a quiet part of a sandy tourist beach in the outskirts of Mamuju, a small town at the westernmost part of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. There the maleos took turns...

Lebanon's Christians feel the heat of climate change in its sacred forest and valley

Dec. 05, 2023 01:06 AM EST

BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) — Majestic cedar trees towered over dozens of Lebanese Christians gathered outside a small mid-19th century chapel hidden in a mountain forest to celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration, the miracle where Jesus Christ, on a mountaintop, shined with light before his...