Conservancy
Intrinsically disordered proteins access a range of hysteretic phase separation behaviors  Science Magazine · 1 day
The phase separation behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) is thought of as analogous to that of polymers that undergo equilibrium lower or upper critical solution... more
Red tide continues to spread around southwest Florida  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Red tide algae showed up in test samples again this week, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's weekly report. more
Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The art of croissant making has inspired researchers to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. more
Cod or haddock? Study looks at 'name bias' and fisheries sustainability  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Could you taste the difference between cod and other whitefish, such as haddock or hake, if you didn't know what you were eating? The answer may... more
Scientists unravel how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures the right... more
Assigning workers to new networks boosts sustainability  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Innovation comes from people in different units who have new knowledge, and a new study about conservation organizations suggests encouraging employees to think and act outside network boxes from time to time. more
What happens under the Yellowstone volcano?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Yellowstone National Park in the USA, with its geysers and hot springs, is a major attraction for tourists. However, especially in times of little news, the media often focuses on the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last erupted... more
Breaking water molecules apart to generate clean fuel: Investigating a promising material  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In line with the increasing global concerns about the state of our planet, perfecting the technology for alternative energy generation has become a hot... more
Researchers discover how left-right information is integrated to correct organ positioning  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH in Alicante, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Angela Nieto, have discovered the molecular mechanism that ensures equilibrium in... more
Breaking water molecules apart to generate clean fuel: Investigating a promising material  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists investigated a material that uses sunlight for splitting water molecules (H2O) to obtain dihydrogen (H2). Since dihydrogen can be used as clean fuel,... more
Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As policymakers seek to reduce carbon dioxide and other pollutants through increases in renewable energy, improving energy efficiency or electrifying transportation, a key question arises: Which interventions provide... more
Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor and highlighted key consequences - essential information for policymakers shaping... more
Plant skeletons: Weighing the environmental impacts of a byproduct of biofuel combustion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a renewable resource, biomass presents an appealing alternative to fossil fuels for energy production. Burning plants, however, is not a completely clean process;... more
Abandoned Chernobyl villages could save a rare species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
According to a research team at the University of Georgia, abandoned dwellings in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone provide shelter for an endangered equine species and a resource for conservationists who want to... more
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat destruction. more
Achieving a safe and just future for the ocean economy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic... more
A cheap, clean path to generate hydrogen in a commercial device  nanowerk · 5 days
Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage. more
Cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have shown for the first time that a cheap catalyst can split water and generate hydrogen gas for hours on end in the harsh environment of a commercial electrolyzer... more
Indianapolis Zoo receives $4M to open a conservation center  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Indianapolis Zoo plans to open an international center devoted to saving threatened species, an effort that zoo officials call a natural extension of their biennial Indianapolis Prize honoring animal... more
High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park. more
Liquid metals the secret ingredients to clean up environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Liquid metal catalysts show great promise for capturing carbon and cleaning up pollutants, requiring so little energy they can even be created in the kitchen. more
These animal species are dear to us, but can we protect them?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Animal species that are dear to us in the Netherlands often spend a large part or all of their lifecycle in other parts of... more
Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. more
Grand challenges in the science of wind energy  Science Magazine · 1 week
Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to... more
Removing invasive mice from the Farallon Islands would benefit threatened birds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research from Point Blue Conservation Science shows the significant negative impact that invasive, non-native house mice on the Farallon Islands are having to the threatened... more
Online prototype could improve ocean migratory species governance  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An online mapping and knowledge platform prototype could soon offer free and easily accessible information on the migratory patterns of endangered species in the ocean. more
Trophy hunting – can it really be justified by 'conservation benefits'?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Killing animals for fun is an activity which divides opinion. It can also be a highly emotive issue, with high profile cases like the death of... more
Visayan Warty Pigs Join Tool-Users Club  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence of tool use by the Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons), a critically endangered species native to the Philippines.... more
Kangaroos and other herbivores are eating away at national parks across Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Protected land, including national parks, are a cornerstone of conservation. Once an area is legally protected, it is tempting to assume that it is... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent study, researchers examined the movement of a maternity colony... more
Botswana rhinos risk wipeout as poaching rises  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nine Botswana rhinos have been poached since April, the government said Wednesday, an unprecedented rate of one per month that could see rhinos wiped out in the southern African country by 2021. more
Badger behavior inside the cull zone  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study led by researchers at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and Imperial College London has found that culling drives badgers to roam 61% further afield—helping to explain why the practice, intended to... more
How bats relocate in response to tree loss  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dynamics and for management and conservation. In a recent Journal of Wildlife Management study, researchers examined the movement... more
Study recommends special protection of emperor penguins  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a new study published this week (Wednesday 9 October) in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of researchers recommends the need for additional measures to protect and conserve one of the most... more
Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case... more
Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming temperatures,... more
A study on tropical fish sheds light on species invasions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biodiversity, i.e., the variety of life forms on Earth, is in great danger. Human-driven climate change and intensive land use are altering ecosystems, and globalisation facilitates the transport... more
In the Amazon, protected areas often lose out when the search for energy is on  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Addressing policy "blind spots" that allow energy production and mineral exploration to trump environmental protection could help improve... more
Dual approach needed to save sinking cities and bleaching corals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Local conservation can boost the climate resilience of coastal ecosystems, species and cities and buy them precious time in their fight against sea-level rise, ocean acidification and warming... more
How to make conservation initiatives more contagious  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up. more
The benefits of updating agricultural drainage infrastructure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The massive underground infrastructure that allows farmers to cultivate crops on much of the world's most productive land has outlived its design life and should be updated, according to a new study. Installing higher-capacity... more
The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just how far will California Gov. Gavin Newsom go in his high-profile fight with the Trump administration over environmental protections? more
Florida python program nabs 900th snake, including new record  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There is more than one python-hunting army in Florida, but the one run by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission just hit another milestone including the largest python the... more
Park service looks to solve mystery deaths of Isle Royale wolves  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One year into its effort to reestablish the wolf population on Isle Royale, the National Park Service and its partners have a problem: The new wolves... more
Matryoshka-inspired hierarchically structured triboelectric nanogenerators for wave energy harvesting  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Ocean wave energy is an abundant resource of clean energy. However, having been explored for decades, there is still lacking efficient and economical technologies to convert water wave energy into... more
Study explores how to make conservation initiatives more contagious  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research shows conservation initiatives often spread like diseases, helping scientists and policymakers design programmes more likely to be taken up. more
Do nature documentaries make a difference?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nature documentaries raise species awareness and promote pro-conservation behaviours, but don't lead to donations to conservation charities, a new Irish study has revealed. more
In northwest Spain, conservation efforts pay off as bears thrive  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Daylight is only just breaking over Spain's Cantabrian Mountains and already a dozen enthusiasts are up and about in the hope of spotting a brown bear. more
How the Texas puma saved the Florida panther  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have pieced together the first complete picture of the Florida panther genome -- work that could serve to protect that endangered population and other endangered species going forward. more
How the Texas puma saved the Florida panther  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have pieced together the first complete picture of the Florida panther genome—work that could serve to protect that endangered population and other endangered species going forward. more
Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A top marine biologist has urged Thailand's government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong, an imperiled sea mammal, after their death toll for the year in Thai waters has already... more
Seagrass meadows harbor wildlife for centuries, highlighting need for conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Seagrass meadows put down deep roots, persisting in the same spot for hundreds and possibly thousands of years, a new study shows. Researchers used modern and fossil shells... more
Seagrass meadows harbor wildlife for centuries, highlighting need for conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Seagrass meadows put down deep roots, persisting in the same spot for hundreds and possibly thousands of years, a new study shows. more
Warming impedes a coral defense, but hungry fish enhance it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Corals create potions that fight bacterial attackers, but warming appears to tip the scales against the potions as they battle a bacterium common in coral bleaching, according to... more
Gabon juggles competing demands in fight to protect nature  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The lush green canopy stretches over the Akanda National Park—one of the many forest jewels that Gabon is fighting to conserve. more
Planes and vehicles main culprits masking iconic natural sounds in peaceful national parks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
U.S. national parks are full of natural sounds. In Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors might hear the bugle of elks. At Yellowstone... more
Condor chick makes 1st flight attempt from Utah cliff  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In another sign that California condors are making a comeback in the wild three decades after nearing the brink of extinction, a condor chick left its nest and made its... more
The hidden ark: How a grassroots initiative can help save fish from extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Freshwater fish are the most threatened vertebrate group, and species are disappearing faster than scientists can describe them. A new study shows... more
Why the world should care about the future of the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two months after visiting Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon for Prof. Alex Trillo's tropical terrestrial biology course, a group of Gettysburgians are now in... more
The hidden ark: How a grassroots initiative can help save fish from extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Freshwater fish are a highly diverse group representing nearly half of all fish species. Due to accelerating human activities, they are also... more
Underwater manatee chatter may aid in their conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists propose a new method for calculating populations of the Antillean manatee, a marine mammal in danger of extinction, through underwater recordings. more
Underwater manatee chatter may aid in their conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Listening in on manatee conversations could help restore populations of this endangered marine mammal. Each manatee has its own voice: their calls can be traced back to specific individuals, offering a way... more
Near-equilibrium growth from borophene edges on silver  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Two-dimensional boron, borophene, was realized in recent experiments but still lacks an adequate growth theory for guiding its controlled synthesis. Combining ab initio calculations and experimental characterization, we study edges and growth kinetics of... more
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The showy everlasting daisy is endangered, but a primary school is helping out  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Western Australia boasts seemingly endless fields of pink, white and yellow everlasting daisies. But while there might seem to be an infinite... more
Nature group: 58% of Europe's native trees are threatened  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the trees in Europe that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. more
Lumpectomy is less invasive surgery and requires no hospitalization, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It is well established that breast conservation, which involves the removal of a breast cancer along with a small rim of normal breast tissue around it... more
California, 16 states sue Trump administration over rollback of Endangered Species Act  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
California and 16 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's weakening of the Endangered Species Act, a landmark law that... more
Tourism or permanent settling: Study shows different consequences for coastal fauna  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Coasts are habitats for many endangered species and are therefore of great ecological value. They are also of great economic value, as humans use them in... more
Vape shop sues to stop Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigs  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The owner of a northern Michigan vape shop is suing to stop Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, contending the emergency rules are illegal and force... more
Leaving more deadwood in forests enhances biodiversity, according to study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Increasing the amounts of deadwood in protected forests would help conserve biodiversity, according to a new University of Alberta review. more
Endangered turtles bred in captivity in Israel to help save species  REUTERS · 3 weeks
On a Mediterranean beach in Israel, a newly-hatched baby turtle fumbles along the sand,... more
Tidal barriers bring more benefits than producing clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When designed holistically, tidal barrage schemes can provide additional transport links for commuters, become tourism destinations, mitigate wildlife habitat loss, as well as provide opportunities to boost people's health and... more
Discovery of an endangered species in a well-known cave raises questions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
You'd think there'd be no way someone could newly discover an endangered species hanging out in Fern Cave in the Paint Rock River valley of Jackson... more
Victoria's threatened species lose out to logging  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Victoria's conservation reserves are failing to protect threatened species such as the Leadbeater's possum and the Greater Glider with the best areas for survival instead allocated to logging, new research from The Australian National... more
Antarctic marine protection treaty offers lessons for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A landmark multinational agreement protecting Antarctica's Ross Sea offers valuable lessons for similar global conservation pacts in the future, according to a new analysis coauthored by a CU Boulder researcher. more
Study confirms Monterey Bay Aquarium surrogate-reared sea otters helped restore threatened population  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The population of threatened southern sea otters in Elkhorn Slough, an estuary in Central California, has made a significant comeback as a result of... more
Over 1,600 scientists call for conservation funding to solve the biodiversity crisis  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
The journal Science has published a letter titled "Solve the biodiversity crisis with funding," coauthored by scientists at Defenders of Wildlife and universities across... more
Lighting the path to renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
Scientists have developed a novel, standardized way of quantifying and comparing these variations in solar power. The new study may help guide the development and performance of solar photovoltaic farms -- systems that harness the sun's... more
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