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Clean cooking with LPG could avert 28,000 premature deaths, reduce global temperatures  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquified petroleum gas could avert 28,000 premature deaths and reduce... more
Whooping cranes form larger flocks as wetlands are lost—and it may put them at risk  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Over the past few decades, the critically endangered whooping crane (Grus Americana) has experienced considerable recovery. However, in... more
Why conservation areas are not living up to their potential in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Indonesia is home to the third-largest tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo. These forests have high biodiversity values and Indonesia has set aside... more
New household energy strategy in Cameroon to help avert 28,000 deaths and reduce global temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A new study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, has found that clean cooking with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)... more
Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Grand Canyon National Park has closed indefinitely to visitors, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus more
New method helps preserve testicular cells, could save endangered feline species  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A research team at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) developed a method to isolate and cryopreserve testicular cells. more
Calls mount to close Grand Canyon after resident gets virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Calls are mounting for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after a resident of the iconic park tested positive for the coronavirus and has been... more
COVID-19: Ban on eating wild meat deprives some forest communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
As efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic accelerate around the world, wildlife conservationists have welcomed a move by the Chinese government to outlaw the hunting and consumption of... more
In an African forest, a fight to save the endangered pangolin  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The prehistoric shape is hard to make out as it moves slowly through the gloomy forest, so trackers listen for the rustle of scales against the... more
Bison in northern Yellowstone proving to be too much of a good thing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar... more
Preservation of testicular cells to save endangered feline species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A research team at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) developed a method to isolate and cryopreserve testicular cells. This will allow the safekeeping and biobanking... more
Chimpanzees found to age in ways similar to humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of New Mexico and the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda has found similarities between the way chimpanzees and humans age. In their paper... more
Mystery solved: The origin of the colors in the first color photographs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A palette of colors on a silver plate: That is what the world's first color photograph looks like. It was taken by French physicist... more
A major scorecard gives the health of Australia's environment less than 1 out of 10  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
2019 was the year Australians confronted the fact that a healthy environment is more than just a pretty... more
Local community involvement crucial to restoring tropical peatlands  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
New research has found that local community involvement is crucial to restoring Indonesia's peatlands -- unspoilt peatlands act as a carbon sink and play an important role in reducing global carbon emissions.... more
Case studies provide in-depth lessons about sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
"I can't watch these animals go extinct and sit by," Josh, general manager of Mugie Conservancy said in an interview about the problem of poaching other animals, usually for profit. This after he received... more
Reconfigurable structure and tunable transport in synchronized active spinner materials  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Actuated colloids are excellent model systems to investigate emerging out-of-equilibrium structures, complex collective dynamics and design rules for next-generation materials. In a new report, Koohe Han and a... more
Research into perovskite-silicon tandem cells shows new path to take  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working in collaboration with their counterparts in the Republic of Korea, have validated the potential of using a combination of... more
What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle's shell?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have found that a unique type of algae, usually only seen on the shells of turtles, affects the surrounding microbial communities. It is hoped that... more
Observation of dynamical fermionization  Science Magazine · 1 week
The wave function of a Tonks-Girardeau (T-G) gas of strongly interacting bosons in one dimension maps onto the absolute value of the wave function of a noninteracting Fermi gas. Although this fermionization makes many aspects of the two gases identical,... more
Renewable energy developments threaten biodiverse areas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe. more
A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as 'a quintessential forage fish' for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales and other marine... more
Innovative thinner electrolyte can improve functioning of solid oxide fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In this post-industrialization age, electricity has become the backbone of our society. However, using fossil fuels to generate it is not the best option because of... more
World Water Day 2020: Desalination technologies provide safe and sustainable drinking water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UNESCO estimates that around 2.2 billion people live without access to safe, clean drinking water. By 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could be... more
Is Niagara Falls a barrier against fish movement?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research shows that fishes on either side of Niagara Falls—one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world—are unlikely to breed with one another. Knowing how well the falls serves as... more
New material developed could help clean energy revolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean energy. more
New catalyst material could fuel clean energy revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fuel cells and water electrolyzers that are cheap and efficient will form the cornerstone of a hydrogen fuel based economy, which is one of the most promising clean and sustainable alternatives to... more
A new tool for identifying climate-adaptive coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change is threatening the world's coral reefs, and saving them all will prove impossible. A team from EPFL has developed a method for identifying corals with the greatest adaptive potential to... more
Vibes before it bites: 10 types of defensive behaviour for the false coral snake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a recent paper in the open-access journal Neotropical Biology and Conservation, a group of Brazilian scientists from the Federal... more
Reconfigurable structure and tunable transport in synchronized active spinner materials  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Ensembles of actuated colloids are excellent model systems to explore emergent out-of-equilibrium structures, complex collective dynamics, and design rules for the next generation materials. Here, we demonstrate that... more
What Jenga can teach us about wildlife conservation before it's too late  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite considerable effort, and some wonderful success stories, it is widely acknowledged that global conservation targets to reverse declines in biodiversity and halt species... more
A landmark plan for realizing fusion energy and advancing plasma science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Creating and controlling on Earth the fusion energy that powers the sun and stars is a key goal of scientists around the world. Production of this... more
We're getting better at wildlife conservation, AI study of scientific abstracts suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers are using a kind of machine learning known as sentiment analysis to assess the successes and failures of wildlife conservation over time. In... more
Improving success of giraffe translocations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Giraffes that are being translocated for conservation purposes should be moved in groups that contain at least 30 females and 3 males to ensure long-term population success. In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the... more
Response to Comment on "Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity"  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Lambert et al. question our retrospective and holistic epidemiological assessment of the role of chytridiomycosis in amphibian declines. Their alternative... more
Slow growth in black rhino numbers cause for hope: conservationists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The tentative recovery of Africa's black rhino population was hailed by conservationists on Thursday as a cause for hopes that ambitious protection efforts could overcome the "acute threat"... more
Improving success of giraffe translocations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In two new studies, an international team of researchers identifies the ideal composition of a group of giraffes to be translocated for conservation purposes and provides guidelines for all aspects of the translocation process. more
Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brownian motion describes the random movement of particles in fluids, however, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium. In real-life, fluids often contain particles that move... more
Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brownian motion describes the random movement of particles in fluids, however, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium. more
Urban coyotes eat lots of cats—and human garbage, study of their poop reveals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study that "dissected" 3,100 pieces of coyote poop discovered domestic cats are a big part of what urban coyotes eat for... more
Closing the carbon cycle to stop climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An excessive amount of carbon dioxide is the main cause of climate change. One of the best approaches is to capture and convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel such as methane. On... more
Bargain-hunting for biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The best bargains for conserving some of the world's most vulnerable salamanders and other vertebrate species can be found in Central Texas and the Appalachians, according to new conservation tools. more
Natural solutions to the climate crisis? One-quarter is all down to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Joint research conducted by the Nature Conservancy and the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, calculated the carbon-storing power of global soils... more
Bargain-hunting for biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The best bargains for conserving some of the world's most vulnerable salamanders and other vertebrate species can be found in Central Texas and the Appalachians, according to new conservation tools developed at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis... more
UM professor helps Malaysia develop conservation areas, protect species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Jedediah Brodie has spent a career tromping around tropical rainforests, conducting on-the-ground research in some of the world's most lush and diverse regions. more
Searching for discrete time crystals in classical many-body systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Our current, well-established understanding of phases of matter primarily relates to systems that are at or near thermal equilibrium. However, there is a rich world of systems that are not... more
Polar bear den detection methods work less than half the time, finds bear expert  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When fuel companies explore northern Alaska for oil, federal regulations require them to steer clear of polar bears. To locate... more
Environmental DNA in rivers offers new tool for detecting wildlife communities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ecologists in England and Scotland, collaborating with ecologists Christopher Sutherland and Joseph Drake at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report this week on a new method... more
Environmental DNA in rivers offers new tool for detecting wildlife communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Ecologists report this week on a new method of identifying an 'entire community of mammals' -- including elusive and endangered species that are otherwise difficult to... more
To save these seahorses, scientists built them 5-star underwater hotels  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Endangered Australian seahorses are thriving in new habitats that act like underwater hotels. International species may also be saved by trial "seahorse hotels" in Europe, the United States... more
Two of the last white giraffes on Earth were slaughtered by poachers  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A rare white giraffe and her 7-month-old calf were found slaughtered in a nature conservancy in Kenya this week. There may be just one... more
The fate of tropical forest fragments  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Tropical forest fragmentation results in habitat and biodiversity loss and increased carbon emissions. Here, we link an increased likelihood of tropical forest loss to decreasing fragment size, particularly in primary forests. The relationship holds for protected... more
Mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more than $65 billion annually,... more
Research shows mangrove conservation can pay for itself in flood protection  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase by more... more
Climate change at Mount Rainier to increase 'mismatch' between visitors, wildflowers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The wildflowers of Mount Rainier's subalpine meadows, which bloom once the winter snowpack melts, are a major draw for the more than 1 million visitors to... more
Endangered species on supermarket shelves  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Imagine purchasing products from your local grocer, only to find out that those products are comprised of critically endangered species! That's what a team has recently discovered on Hong Kong supermarket shelves. more
Global plan to protect endangered species 'overlooks genetic diversity'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A global group of scientists are calling for an urgent rethink on a draft action plan to safeguard biodiversity. more
Protected Hungarian forest by the Tisza River destroyed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An old floodplain forest in Hungary was destroyed by unauthorized clear-cutting in a protected area near the Tisza River. more
3 Questions: Emre Gençer on the evolving role of hydrogen in the energy system  MIT · 4 weeks
With support from renewable energy sources, the MIT research scientist says, we can consider hydrogen fuel as a tool for... more
Balancing bushmeat trade and conservation vital to ensure livelihoods not threatened  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Local communities in the Congo rainforest have been working with researchers from the University of York in a bid to balance the bushmeat trade with conservation. more
Mexican poachers attack conservationists over threatened porpoise  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A group of poachers have attacked two vessels carrying marine conservationists in protected waters in Mexico's Gulf of California, the Sea Shepherd conservation group said on Wednesday. more
Surprising prevalence of endangered European eel in Hong Kong's food supply  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Imagine purchasing products from your local grocer, only to find out that those products consist of critically endangered species. That's what a team from the University... more
Prevalence of critically endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in Hong Kong supermarkets  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is a critically endangered species requiring CITES permits for international trade. Despite the fact that no imports to Hong Kong... more
Study: Temporary work visas could deter illegal immigration of Mexican migrants  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study examined how increasing the number of visas available to potential migrants would affect unauthorized immigration from Mexico to the United States. Current U.S.... more
Photos from Yosemite suggest secretive forest predator might be moving north  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New photographs from Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada represent an exciting development in the recovery of the fisher, a fierce and secretive predator whose... more
New imaging tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy  nanowerk · 4 weeks
A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale... more
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