Conservancy
Equilibrium: When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Many situations in economics are complicated and competitive. New research raises the question of whether many theories in economics may suffer from the very fundamental problem... more
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are... more
Complete world map of tree diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have succeeded in constructing, from scattered data, a world map of the diversity of tree species. Climate plays a central role for its global distribution; however, the number of species in a specific region also... more
Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Oscillating flow and light pulses can be used to create reconfigurable architecture in liquid crystals. Materials scientists can carefully engineer concerted microfluidic flows and localized optothermal fields to achieve control on nucleation , growth and shape... more
Best reply structure and equilibrium convergence in generic games  Science Magazine · 2 days
Game theory is widely used to model interacting biological and social systems. In some situations, players may converge to an equilibrium, e.g., a Nash equilibrium, but in other situations their... more
Most sleep does not serve a vital function: Evidence from Drosophila melanogaster  Science Magazine · 2 days
Sleep appears to be a universally conserved phenomenon among the animal kingdom, but whether this notable evolutionary conservation underlies a basic vital function is... more
When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, including... more
How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For many years environmentalists have urged the public to "think globally, act locally" – meaning, consider the health of the planet, then take action... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems... more
In Photos: Stunning Views of Grand Canyon National Park  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
It is not the widest nor longest nor deepest canyon in the world, but the Grand Canyon of northern Arizona is certainly one of the most impressive and most visited... more
Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In addition to regulating the body's fluid balance, by excreting greater or smaller amounts of urine, the kidneys also maintain the proper balance of electrolytes (salts) and the... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
Returning lost eagle species to Wales  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Research taking place in Wales could see the return of lost eagle species to our countryside, bringing both conservation and economic benefits. more
Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids  Science Magazine · 7 days
Pure liquids in thermodynamic equilibrium are structurally homogeneous. In liquid crystals, flow and light pulses are used to create reconfigurable domains with polar order. Moreover, through careful engineering of concerted microfluidic flows and localized optothermal fields,... more
Animal populations bounce back faster in marine protected areas  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new paper in the American Naturalist discusses the significant role marine protected areas can play in preventing the extinction of commercially harvested species like abalone. MBARI Postdoctoral Fellow Charles... more
Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The UPV/EHU's IBeA research group has used a non-destructive methodology to determine the role of specific algae, lichens, mosses and... more
Researchers Discover New Species of Softshell Turtle  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of scientists from Hungary, Germany and Vietnam has discovered a new, critically endangered species of softshell turtle in north-central Vietnam... more
Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has used a non-destructive methodology to determine the role of specific algae, lichens, mosses, cyanobacteria, etc. that... more
South Africa's rhino poaching sees 'significant' decline, minister says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
South Africa has made "significant progress" in decreasing rhino poaching, the environmental affairs ministry said Wednesday. more
Scientists design fast, reversible bio-inspired catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For wind and sun power to become renewable energy mainstays, the energy they produce intermittently needs to be stored and retrieved efficiently. And that requires storing solar energy in chemical bonds until the energy is needed.... more
Native turtles face extinction in South Australia, according to report  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Western Sydney University has contributed to new Australian research into native turtle populations in the Murray River and some of its associated waterways. The study finds that species... more
Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after... more
Machine learning detects importance of land stewardship in conservation policy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
At the southern tip of the Himalayas, farmers in the Kangra region of India's Himachal Pradesh graze cattle among rolling hills and forests. The forests, under management by... more
Machine learning detects importance of land stewardship in conservation policy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At the southern tip of the Himalayas, farmers in the Kangra region of India's Himachal Pradesh graze cattle among rolling hills and forests. The forests, under management by... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because... more
Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new species in the family of Softshell Turtles is described from Northern Vietnam and China by a Hungarian-Vietnamese-German team of researchers. The newly discovered reptile has a distinctly blotched shell and is so... more
Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A device that could convert wave energy into electricity has been demonstrated in scaled trials. more
Robot probes radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima plant  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A robot will attempt to examine radioactive fuel at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown. more
Spain police seize over 200 stuffed endangered animals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Spanish police said Tuesday they had seized more than 200 stuffed endangered animals, including giraffes, rhinos, lions and tigers, from an illegal taxidermy workshop that was selling them online. more
New deep sea animal discoveries warrant expanded protections in Costa Rican waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A three week expedition off the coast of Costa Rica has just expanded our knowledge of deep sea ecosystems in the region. Led by... more
Halting biodiversity loss in Madagascar requires greater collaboration between researchers and managers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Madagascar has been repeatedly identified as a top priority for biodiversity conservation globally and merits attention for its high levels of endemic species. Yet,... more
Rating riverside corridors -- the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, this is the first study to rank riparian areas as... more
Think big, at least when it comes to global conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. The researchers recently examined the leverage an individual... more
Think big—at least when it comes to global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. more
DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for documenting unknown insect-plant interactions,... more
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, researchers report. more
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, as reported by an international team of... more
Colombia to ban sport hunting  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Environmental groups and Colombia's government on Thursday welcomed a court's move to ban hunting for sport, in the highly biodiverse country. more
New way to help increase conservation impact  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the world. more
Could theatre be way forward in communicating conservation messages?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Theatre performances in zoos can be effective in increasing knowledge of important conservation messages, a study at the University of York has revealed. more
Green water-purification system works without heavy metals or corrosive chemicals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed an effective and energy-efficient technique for purifying water by using graphitic carbon nitride sheets. Their prototype purified pathogen-rich water in 30 minutes, killing over 99.9999... more
Major new report on impact of hunting  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new report – commissioned by a leading international organisation – promotes the creation of a sustainable wild meat sector to protect disadvantaged people and endangered species from hunting. more
Study explores new way to increase conservation impact  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study led by researchers at the University of Southampton reveals huge variations in the similarity and breadth of animal roles in nature across different parts of the world. more
Six new species of hideously adorable tentacle-nosed catfish discovered in Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists just discovered six new species of bristlenose catfish in the Amazon. In an evolutionary move that takes 'catfishing' to a whole new, kind of sweet... more
Novel electrocatalyst outperforms platinum in alkaline hydrogen production  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Ruthenium catalyst has potential applications in sustainable hydrogen production for clean energy and in industrial processes. more
It's time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, scientists say  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Anglers are catching fewer bonefish in South Florida. Florida International University scientists say there are many factors that could be behind the drop in catches, with warmer temperatures, more predators,... more
When is a Marine Protected Area not a Marine Protected Area?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent paper on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in northern Europe ("Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing... more
Medieval inks for heritage conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The fact that historical archives, libraries, museums, writing workshops and even monasteries, currently conserve medieval manuscripts is not only a question of heroes or ordinary people who went through the trouble to save them, passing them down from... more
'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Remote recording devices used to 'eavesdrop' on a reintroduced population of one of New Zealand's rarest birds have been heralded as a breakthrough for conservation. more
Medieval inks for heritage conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have replicated five medieval inks using 15th and 16th century recipes. more
Researchers work to find the giraffe in the bushes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Giraffe are the tallest animal on earth, so naturally scientists have turned to big data solutions for giraffe conservation. Researchers from the Penn State and Wild Nature Institute are conducting... more
Male killer whales hunt more than females  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's hard to tell just how imperilled killer whales are. With several different forms—some of which may even be different species—it's unclear which are at serious risk and which are less vulnerable. But one... more
Biologists discover migratory patterns of two North American grassland bird species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Studying birds that nest in grasslands on the firing ranges and runways of active military installations is not for the faint of heart, but it proved... more
'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Remote recording devices used to 'eavesdrop' on a reintroduced population of one of New Zealand's rarest birds have been heralded as a breakthrough for conservation. more
Structure of virus that infects bacteria in hot springs is revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have revealed the structure of a virus infecting bacteria that thrive in 160-degree hot springs in places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. more
Pika survival rates dry up with low moisture  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers sought to understand how climate change, specifically changes in snowpack and VPD, is affecting pikas. Researchers related population abundances to weather and snowpack dynamics in the North Cascades National Park Service... more
Scientists strategize for better conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques. more
Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Camo-clad rangers ambush a camp in a lush Thai national park, kicking away a machete and a firearm and pinning two suspected poachers to the ground—part of a training exercise to counter... more
Scientists strategize for better conservation plans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques outlined by a Texas A&M University scientist and others. more
Parks rush to clean up toppled trees, trash after shutdown  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader... more
Rare whale found dead in Everglades National Park waters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park. more
The presence of people is slowing shark recovery on the Great Barrier Reef  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Much of the Great Barrier Reef is legally protected in an effort to conserve and rebuild the fragile marine environment. Marine reserves... more
Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NIMS, the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries. They also estimated... more
Researchers investigate factors in 'alarming' rate of cold-stranded sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The number of cold-stunning and stranding events among juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtles, one of the world's most endangered species,... more
Achieving a balance: Animal welfare and conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Animal care experts and veterinarians evaluate the balance between animal welfare and conservation needs for a number of rare species of native birds being raised in San Diego Zoo Global breeding centers in Hawaii.... more
Will It Really Take Joshua Tree '200 to 300' Years to Recover from the Shutdown?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The government shutdown lasted just 35 days. The damage that happened during it at Joshua Tree National Park... more
Estimation of technology level required for low-cost renewable hydrogen production  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have evaluated the economic efficiency of hydrogen production systems combining photovoltaic power generation and rechargeable batteries and estimated technology levels necessary for the systems to produce hydrogen... more
Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered milky storks  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers has discovered that the conservation of milky storks, an endangered wading bird native to Southeast Asia, is threatened due to crossbreeding with their more widespread cousins, the painted storks. The... more
Achieving a balance: Animal welfare and conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a paper recently published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science, a team of researchers, animal care experts and veterinarians evaluate the balance between animal welfare and conservation needs for a number of... more
Endangered sharks being eaten in UK  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Endangered species of hammerhead and dogfish are among the sharks being sold as food in the UK, researchers have revealed. more
Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered milky storks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has discovered that the conservation of milky storks (Mycteria cinerea), an endangered wading bird native to Southeast Asia, is threatened due to crossbreeding... more
Solving the mystery of Serengeti's vanishing wild dogs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In 1991, a strange thing happened in the wilds of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. more
Endangered sharks being eaten in UK  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Endangered species of hammerhead and dogfish are among the sharks being sold as food in the UK, researchers have revealed. more
How to send a finch extinct  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed Australian and Queensland laws that protect threatened and endangered... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning Chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Scientists find way to help fuel cells work better, stay clean in the cold  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a study to publish in Nature on January 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China... more
Prairie strips transform farmland conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Modern agriculture's outputs can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when crop yields... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Gardens in urban areas can harbor a remarkable diversity of species. This has been found by researchers from the University of Basel in a field study carried out... more
Scientists use Nobel-prize winning chemistry for clean energy breakthrough  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have used a Nobel-prize winning chemistry technique on a mixture of metals to potentially reduce the cost of fuel cells used in electric cars and reduce harmful emissions from... more
No wonder fox hunting is still prevalent – the ban is designed to fail British wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Despite overwhelming public opposition and a longstanding ban, fox hunting shows no signs of abating in... more
Prairie strips transform farmland conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Modern agriculture's large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil,... more
Why large forest fires may not be a big threat to some endangered animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study shows that certain endangered owls may continue to persist and even flourish after large forest fires. more
Is tourism endangering these giant lizards?  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Partial shutdown of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park is unnecessary, scientists say more
GPS-GSM technology for the long journey of the Egyptian vulture, an endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Egyptian vulture is an endangered migratory species usually found in our area between March and September, and which stays in Africa... more
Judge upholds protection for gray wolves in California  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state's Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. more
Why large forest fires may not be a big threat to some endangered animals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications shows that certain endangered owls may continue to persist and even flourish... more
Haiti's first-ever private nature reserve created to protect imperiled species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In a race against time, an American professor and a Haitian CEO have teamed up to establish private nature reserves to protect Haiti's disappearing species. Now, with funding... more
For endangered lemurs, internet fame has a dark side  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cats and dogs aren't the only cute animals that rule the internet. We also coo over a video of someone snuggling a tiger cub, feeding a sloth or tickling a... more
No wonder fox hunting is still prevalent – the ban is designed to fail British wildlife
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