Latest Biodiversity News

DNA sucked into air filters can reveal what plants and animals are nearby

Jun. 05, 2023 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DNA is all around us — even in the air we breathe. Now scientists have found that air quality monitoring stations — which pull in air to test for pollution — also pick up lots of DNA that can reveal what plants and animals have been in the area. The method...

Residents protest zipline on Rio’s iconic Sugarloaf Mountain

Mar. 27, 2023 03:18 AM EDT

Some 200 protesters gathered beneath Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Sugarloaf Mountain to protest the ongoing construction of ziplines aimed at boosting tourism, alleging it will cause unacceptable impacts. The four steel lines will run 755 meters (almost 2,500 feet) over the forest...