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Dutch to ban raw ivory sales from 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The Netherlands said Monday it will ban all raw ivory sales from next year, as it unveiled the results of a major operation to combat trafficking in endangered animals and plants. more
Drones can detect protected nightjar nests  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological... more
Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive... more
For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hawksbill turtles aren't the only marine turtles threatened by the destabilizing effects of climate change, but a new study from researchers at... more
Colorado River Delta report provides restoration road map  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Four growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in March 2014, the delta's birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit. The diversity and abundance of birds of... more
First-ever footage of wolves hunting freshwater fish captured near Voyageurs National Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Voyageurs Wolf Project, a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park, has followed GPS-collared wolves from over seven different packs... more
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the United States and Brazil warn that the current global progress toward United Nations (UN) sustainability goals is not fast enough to avert the biodiversity crisis.... more
On the horizon: Looking ahead for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every year for the last decade, an expert team of horizon scanners, science communicators and researchers have identified the top emerging issues in global conservation. This year's team included Fauna & Flora... more
Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion. more
Marine mammal experts gather to identify solutions to save threatened dolphins and porpoises  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Thirty-seven experts from 14 countries are gathering at the Cistercian Monastery in Heilsbronn—Nuremberg from December 14 to 18 to discuss conservation options... more
How to save endangered freshwater pearl mussel?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The multilateral and complex relationships of freshwater pearl mussel (FPM), salmonids and other co-infectants can influence potentially in the conservation of FPM. The human impacts – habitats degradation, loss of host fish, siltation, pollution,... more
Scientists explore the potential for a truly decentralised energy system  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Writing in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Heriot-Watt University scientists have published one of the first unbiased, major comprehensive reviews of blockchain technology. more
Low-cost catalyst boosts hydrogen production from water  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A future powered by carbon-free fuel depends on our ability to harness and store energy from renewable but intermittent sources, such as solar and wind. Now, a new catalyst gives a boost to a... more
Butterflies: Fallen through the net?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Using long-term data from the ''Butterfly Monitoring Germany'' citizens' research project, scientists have now investigated the matter using butterflies as an example. According to the research, there are more butterfly species in Natura 2000 areas than elsewhere. However,... more
Lung lavage as new test method improves tuberculosis diagnosis in rhinoceros  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Diseases and tuberculosis in particular can pose considerable challenges for wildlife. In order to avoid epidemics within populations or to treat individual animals belonging to highly... more
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island, Texas  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas -- providing opportunities for additional conservation... more
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry on Galveston Island—providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult... more
Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the... more
Fraser River chinook critical to orcas are in steep decline, new research shows  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Fraser River chinook, one of the most important food sources for southern resident killer whales, are in steep decline and should be... more
Hydrokinetic energy from running water cleanly charges electrical vehicles  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Lif-E-Buoy takes advantage of the natural hydrokinetic energy of running water—abundantly available in most river-based urban centres—to generate clean energy for electric vehicles and infrastructure. more
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It has long been debated whether the seal predation of fish plays a major role in the fish decline in the Baltic Sea compared... more
In Mauritius, sugar cane means money, renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane,... more
Damning evidence of dam's impacts on rainforest birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Conservation scientists have found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has caused the local bird population to collapse. more
Mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
Study: Damning evidence of dam's impacts on rainforest birds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study by an international team of conservation scientists found that a dam built in Thailand 31 years ago has caused the local bird population to collapse. more
New approach helps mitigating the effect of climate change on sea turtles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research has reported effective conservation strategies that can mitigate the impacts of climate warming on sea turtle nesting success. more
On the age of computation in the epoch of humankind  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a white paper, Christoph Rosol, Benjamin Steininger, Jürgen Renn and Robert Schlögl outline the significance of digitalization in the Anthropocene and outline the background and goals of... more
Research finds that now is the time to protect Western Australia's tall forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
South-western Australia's tall karri forests require a new management approach for their conservation based on a changed moral consensus in the community,... more
Widespread decrease in wind energy resources found over the Northern Hemisphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As climate change is becoming a greater matter of concern, efforts on mitigation are being undertaken by the world community. Developing clean and renewable energy is... more
Madagascar: fear and violence making rainforest conservation more challenging than ever  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
People are too afraid to return to the village so they are sleeping in the forest or have left altogether. They have lost their stored grain... more
“Sun in a box” would store renewable energy for the grid  MIT · 2 weeks
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
'Sun in a box' would store renewable energy for the grid  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. more
Global carbon dioxide emissions rise even as coal wanes and renewables boom  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Renewable energy capacity has hit record levels and global coal use may have already peaked. But the world's carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels... more
229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of... more
Monitoring species: Are we looking long enough?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The conservation of animals relies heavily on estimates of their numbers. Without knowing how many individuals there are, it is impossible to know whether a population is thriving or dying out—and whether conservation efforts... more
Hidden costs – how infrastructure development may fuel illegal wildlife trade  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) works with several companies leading the development of major infrastructure projects, and with the development banks that fund them. Back in... more
Conservation of wood-inhabiting fungi is complicated  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many wood-inhabiting fungi suffer from the changes caused by forest management. For that reason, the different fungal groups and tree species should be better addressed in the conservation planning. New information about the wood-inhabiting fungi of... more
Researchers advance biomass transformation process  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biomass can serve as a renewable source for both energy and carbon. Acetone, n-butanol, and ethanol (ABE) fermentation broth as a biomass-derived source of fuels and chemicals has received a lot of attention for several decades. However, the... more
How will addressing climate change affect the job market?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Paris Agreement's goal to keep global warming below 2°C can be achieved by increasing the use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. A new International Labour Review study... more
Human actions impact wild salmon's ability to evolve  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Once spring-run chinook salmon disappear, they are not likely to re-emerge, indicates genetic analysis of the revered wild fish in a study led by the University of California, Davis. Prompt conservation action... more
Human actions impact wild salmon's ability to evolve  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Once spring-run chinook salmon disappear, they are not likely to re-emerge, indicates genetic analysis of the revered wild fish. Prompt conservation action could preserve spring-run chinook, as well as their evolutionary potential. more
High cost of infidelity for swift parrots  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting between males and fewer babies. more
Study counts the high cost of infidelity for swift parrots  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at ANU have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting... more
Aluminum nitride to extend life of solar power plants  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NUST MISIS scientists together with their colleagues from the Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (Cairo, Egypt) have developed a composite material to extend the life of solar towers up to five... more
Machine learning helps predict worldwide plant-conservation priorities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new approach uses data analytics and machine learning to predict the conservation status of more than 150,000 plants worldwide. Results suggest that more than 15,000 species likely qualify as near-threatened, vulnerable, endangered or... more
New machine learning method predicts additions to global list of threatened plant species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species is a powerful tool for researchers and policymakers working... more
Utility customers overestimate cost savings with energy-conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they're saving rather than on proof... more
In death, Lonesome George reveals why giant tortoises live so long  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lonesome George's species may have died with him in 2012, but he and other giant tortoises of the Galapagos are still providing genetic clues to individual... more
Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Referred to as the world's most trafficked mammal, pangolins are not only being gradually pushed to the edge of extinction, but also made an innocent victim to huge... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
Nanotechnology solution for photovoltaic systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Photovoltaic (PV) systems, which harvest sustainable and clean energy from the sun, accumulate dirt or particles like dust, water and sand. This build-up leads to a reduction in the light energy reaching the solar cells and lowers their... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into... more
Undercover investigation: Socio-economic survey of pangolin hunting in Assam, India  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Alarming footage captured by World Animal Protection and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at University of Oxford reveals the heart-breaking moment a pangolin is brutally killed for... more
Rare woodland wildlife at risk because of 50-year-old tree felling rules  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the UK it is illegal to deliberately kill or injure red squirrels, disturb them while they are using a nest, or destroy their nests. Yet,... more
Indigenous protected areas are the next generation of conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Horn Plateau, with its myriad of lakes, rivers and wetlands, has been a spiritual home for local Dehcho Dene peoples for millennia. In October, the Dehcho First Nations Assembly... more
First high-resolution look at the quiet Sun with ALMA at 3 mm  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Observations of the radio continuum at millimeter (mm) wavelengths provide a unique chromospheric diagnostic. The quiet sun mm-wavelength emission mechanism is free-free and electrons... more
Who owns and farms land can create barriers to conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As stewards of vast swaths of land, farmers are important allies in U.S. conservation efforts, but there is evidence to suggest those farming on rented land adopt conservation... more
New gold nanoparticle catalyst produces cheap hydrogen  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Chemists have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts. more
New shark species discovery may help conservation efforts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new deep-water dogfish shark has been discovered by a team led by Florida Tech marine biologist Toby Daly-Engel. more
New catalyst material produces abundant cheap hydrogen  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts. more
Using solar to light up communities, grow incomes of rural households  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Immaculate Tumwebaze, is a resident of Katara village, Kichwamba sub county, Rubirizi district. She is one of the 18 members of Katara Women Poverty Eradication Group... more
5 ways to help robots work together with people  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For most people today, robots and smart systems are servants that work in the background, vacuuming carpets or turning lights on and off. Or they're machines that have taken over... more
Algae testbed experiment yields data useful for future projects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A unique experiment that explored how well algae grows in specific regions of the United States yielded data that could prove useful as the industry moves forward, according to research... more
Food webs essential for nature conservation efforts in the future  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Lake ecosystems make annual environmental changes more predictable. Nature conservation should not focus on individual species but on whole food webs, because the protection of their functioning is... more
New technique helps identify drivers of sensitive or socially unacceptable behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery,... more
New methods help identify what drives sensitive or socially unacceptable behaviors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Conservation scientists and statisticians have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery, and drug use. more
New methods help identify what drives sensitive or socially unacceptable behaviors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Conservation scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University have teamed up to solve a key problem for the study of sensitive behaviors like poaching, harassment, bribery,... more
Intense fires threaten conservation-significant trapdoor spider  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new Curtin University study has found trapdoor spiders do not survive intense bushfires but have high survival rates in low-intensity fires, in a finding that may have important implications for conservation management practices. more
Natural habitats larger than Greece created to offset economic developments  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New data has found that natural habitats occupying an area larger than Greece have been created to offset economic developments. This data could eventually provide a basis to... more
The future of flight is now  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many experts agree the future of flight will rely on zero-emission and/or renewable energy technology. That is, aircraft will be propelled by ions—electrically charged molecules—that create thrust in their wake. more
Biodiesel by-product helps fuel come clean  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A compound made from the glycerol by-product of biodiesel production could promote cleaner burning in vehicle engines. more
The hidden price of Iceland's green energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The recent IPCC report has made it clear that we need to change our energy supply from fossils to renewable energy if we want to avoid catastrophic climate change. This transition has to happen... more
Human and lion conflict in the Serengeti  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Experts in conservation and environmental change at the University of York comment on the human interactions with the wildlife of the Serengeti, following the story of the Maasai Mara lion pride in the BBC's... more
First steps to tackling South Africa's abalone poaching  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
South Africa faces the possible collapse of several inshore fisheries, particularly certain species of linefish, abalone and West Coast Rock Lobster. If nothing is done, not only will the ecology be poorer... more
Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable... more
Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Headlines about threatened plant species often focus on hardwood plundered from the Amazon or obscure plants known only to specialized botanists. A new way... more
We found grizzly, black and polar bears together for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
North America's three bear species —black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears —don't typically live in the same place. But in Wapusk National Park,... more
Seeing the forest for more than the trees: Adding conservation into holistic development  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
International development donors and practitioners increasingly recognize that good governance, economic growth, health, and human well-being are inextricably linked—multisectoral programming is the... more
In Quebec, Canada's newest hydroelectric dams nearly ready  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On a frigid night, the roar of heavy machinery chipping away at rock echoes through Canada's boreal forest: in the far north of Quebec province, four massive hydroelectric dams that will produce... more
How Chile accomplished its renewable energy boom  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Chile is currently undergoing a renewable energy boom. Today, it's the second largest market for renewable energies in Latin America, and in 2016 Chile was the top-scoring renewable energy producer in the Americas and... more
Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology.... more
Hyena population recovered slowly from a disease epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Infectious diseases can substantially reduce the size of wildlife populations, thereby affecting both the dynamics of ecosystems and biodiversity. Predicting the long-term consequences of epidemics is thus essential for conservation. Researchers have... more
Canopy cameras shed new light on monkey business in Brazil  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of Brazilian biologists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is unlocking the secrets of one of the world's most fragile and threatened biodiversity hotspots thanks... more
First insight into the ecology of an elusive and threatened rabbit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Annamite mountains of Vietnam and Lao PDR (Laos) harbour exceptional species richness and endemism, but its wildlife is under threat from widespread and intensive poaching.... more
Hyena population recovers slowly from a disease epidemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Infectious diseases can substantially reduce the size of wildlife populations, thereby affecting both the dynamics of ecosystems and biodiversity. Predicting the long-term consequences of epidemics is thus essential for conservation. Researchers from... more
Google data shows public interest in conservation is rising  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The public's interest in conservation is rising, according to a new analysis led by Princeton University. more
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