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The paints that eat pollutants and heat homes  nanowerk · 5 hours
Applying a coat of paint on the walls of a house may soon help to heat it, saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. It could also clean the air that we breathe,... more
Human-wildlife conflict threatens protected reserves in East Africa  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate across the grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania into Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. But on the borders of these protected... more
A design principle for creating selective and robust electrocatalytic interfaces  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
To effectively counteract climate change and meet rising global energy requirements, humans must drastically change their methods for generating energy. New catalysts for a carbon-neutral conversion of energy... more
Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives  MIT · 2 days
MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards. more
Even after death, animals are important in ecosystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Animal carcasses play an important role in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Scientists have published these findings in PLOS ONE. Carcasses not only provide food for carrion-eating animals. Their nutrients also increase the... more
Sustainability claims about rubber don't stick  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Many companies work hard to present an environmentally responsible public image. But how well do these claims stack up? In a new study led by the University of Göttingen, researchers investigated the claims regarding sustainability, including... more
Biologists recommend urgent action to protect California spotted owls  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the Pacific Northwest, the range expansion of Barred Owls has contributed to a conservation crisis for Northern Spotted Owls, which are being displaced from their old-growth forest habitat. How... more
Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity... more
Advanced polymers help streamline water purification, environmental remediation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It takes a lot of energy to collect, clean and dispose of contaminated water. Some contaminants, like arsenic, occur in low concentrations, calling for even more energy-intensive selective removal processes. more
Parrots collaborate with invisible partners  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations. more
Researchers find a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into... more
Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic—over 120-fold in some midwestern states—to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising... more
Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires—but we must not give up  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
That a billion animals may die as a result of this summer's fires has horrified the world. For many conservation biologists and land managers,... more
Researchers Discover New Colony of Magellanic Penguins  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WSC), the CADIC-CONICET and Argentina’s National Parks Administration has discovered a new colony... more
How drones could help save our most endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With funding from Cabot Institute for the Environment, BZS and the EPSRC's CASCADE grant, a joint team flew to Cameroon in December to trial the use of drones, sensor technologies... more
Forest thinning is controversial, but it shouldn't be ruled out for managing bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Calls from industry and unions for increased thinning in forests to reduce bushfire risks have been met with concern from conservation scientists.... more
Australia fires 'devastating habitats' of endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia's bushfires and other climate change effects are devastating the habitats of critically endangered species and driving the native platypus towards extinction, according to surveys highlighting the country's vulnerability to rising temperatures. more
Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday. more
What is an endangered species?  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
What makes for an endangered species classification isn't always obvious. more
What is an endangered species?  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What makes for an endangered species classification isn't always obvious. more
Changing the leopard's spots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since wildlife poaching in Africa became a critical conservation issue, Chinese people have been portrayed as ruthless in the apparent pursuit of wildlife body parts. The Africa-China Reporting Project in Wits Journalism enable journalists to cut through the rhetoric, stereotypes... more
How grass dances with fire  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There's a long-held myth that Johannesburg is the globe's largest urban forest, resplendent with an annual purple Jacaranda show. But before the planting of these (alien) trees for timber during the Gold Rush in the 19th Century, Johannesburg... more
170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses that officials say are consistent with norovirus more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals... more
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, marine scientists... more
Quantum physics: Controlled experiment observes self-organized criticality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Writing in Nature, researchers describe the first-time observation of 'self-organized criticality' in a controlled laboratory experiment. Complex systems exist in mathematics and physics, but also occur in nature and society. The concept of self-organized... more
Potential to adapt is revealed by evolutionary genomics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Global climate change is going to drastically alter the environmental conditions for humans and nature. Animals and plants unable to cope with the new conditions are thus forced to shift their range... more
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort toward a more sustainable environment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our modern lifestyle would be immensely different without rechargeable batteries. Owing to their low-cost, recyclable technology, these batteries are used in most portable electronic devices, electric and hybrid... more
New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study led by the University of Southampton has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate—a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil... more
New assessment of gas locked in ice in European waters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A study has mapped several sites in Europe containing gas hydrate - a relatively clean fuel which could help bridge the gap between fossil fuels and renewables. more
Analyzing DNA in soil could be an effective way of tracking animals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Genetic material left behind by animals can provide critical clues to aid conservation and research. New research shows studying DNA in soil samples can... more
TESSA: A practical tool to measure the impact of protecting biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers, public officials and NGOs often ask, "Can we put a price on forests?". The question may sound absurd or even cynical, but as an expert in environmental-conservation practices, I believe that... more
Why we don't know how many mountain gorillas live in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new census—carried out by the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (a coalition of governments, non-profits and conservationists) in 2018—shows that the population of mountain... more
Including irregular time intervals improves animal movement studies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Studies of animal movement and behavior—including those addressing disease spread and animal conservation—should monitor animals at both regular and irregular time points to improve understanding of animal movement behavior, according to a... more
Analyzing DNA in soil could be an effective way of tracking animals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's hard to protect something you can't find. A new Stanford study reveals sampling soil for animals' left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for... more
Including irregular time intervals improves animal movement studies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Studies of animal movement and behavior -- including those addressing disease spread and animal conservation -- should monitor animals at both regular and irregular time points to improve understanding of animal movement... more
New classes of topological crystalline insulators having surface rotation anomaly  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a new report on Science Advances, Chen Fang and Liang Fu from the Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics in China, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences... more
New study reveals international movements of Atlantic tarpon, need for protection  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The results of an 18-year study of Atlantic tarpon by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed that... more
Broadest study to date of Bornean elephants yields insight into their habitat selection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are only an estimated 1,500 Bornean elephants in the wild, with populations mostly concentrated in... more
NOAA finds new liquified natural gas pipeline in Oregon will not jeopardize species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NOAA Fisheries has issued a final biological opinion on construction and operation of the Jordan Cove terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, and... more
Trace metals in leatherback turtle eggs may harm consumers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) eggs laid in Bocas del Toro nesting beaches in the Panamanian Caribbean may be harmful to consumers. According to a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research... more
New technique could accelerate waste-to-methane production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
University of Alberta engineers have found a way to turn waste fat, oil and grease into a steady supply of renewable energy. more
Climbing trees reveals a housing shortage for tree-rats and other endangered animals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Estimates of tree hollows—which form the houses of several endangered species in northern Australia—are much too high, researchers at Charles Darwin University in the... more
Australian animals face extinction threat as bushfire toll mounts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When volunteer Sarah Price found a baby kangaroo frightened but miraculously alive in the pouch of its dying mother surrounded by the embers of Australia's bushfires, it seemed fitting to... more
Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Marine protected areas reduce fish mortality by limiting harvesting and reducing habitat destruction. They are often designed and implemented to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries. New research shows these... more
Fish species benefit from marine protection to varying extents  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Marine protected areas reduce fish mortality by limiting harvesting and reducing habitat destruction. They are often designed and implemented to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable fisheries. New research shows these... more
The calm of the deer  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
"Humans can have strong effects on the behaviour of wild animals and even influence their day and night rhythm," said conservation biologist Dr. Marco Heurich from the University of Freiburg. A team headed by Nadège C. Bonnot of... more
Indian authorities admit to flaws in tiger counts after criticism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The National Tiger Conservation of India (NTCA) has proposed a revamp of their tiger monitoring program, after strong criticism from both independent scientists and media. more
Kangaroo Island shows burn scars on one third of the land mass  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia's Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island... more
New 'umbrella' species would massively improve conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The protection of Australia's threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient 'umbrella' species were prioritized for protection, according to new research. more
Utilizing relativistic effects for laser fusion: A new approach for clean power  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have studied a new approach for laser nuclear fusion utilizing relativistic phenomena of intense laser light. By irradiating the ultra-intense laser light directly... more
The conservation of cultural heritage in the face of climate catastrophe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cultural heritage can be destroyed. It can decay. Once it is gone, it is gone forever, sadly. Writing in the International Journal of Global Warming, Portuguese... more
Don't like spiders? Here are 10 reasons to change your mind  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia is famous for its supposedly scary spiders. While the sight of a spider may cause some people to shudder, they are a vital part of... more
Using relativistic effects for laser fusion: A new approach for clean power  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at Osaka University has investigated a new method for generating nuclear fusion power, showing that the relativistic effect of ultra-intense... more
New 'umbrella' species would massively improve conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The protection of Australia's threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more efficient 'umbrella' species were prioritized for protection, according to University of Queensland research. more
Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the... more
Collaborative conservation approach for endangered reef fish yields dramatic results  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study from researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has documented a successful recovery effort among Nassau Grouper populations... more
Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the... more
Researchers united on international road map to insect recovery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's no secret that many insects are struggling worldwide. But we could fix these insects' problems, according to more than 70 scientists from 21 countries. Their road map to insect... more
Eggs from endangered sea turtle stolen from Thai beach  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A community in southern Thailand has offered a reward for catching whoever stole dozens of unhatched eggs of an endangered turtle species. more
Antelope Canyon Photos: Where Water Runs Through Rocks  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Antelope Canyon is possibly the most beautiful rocky landscape in the world. Here's a look at the stunning formations in a national park. more
Indonesian arrested selling Sumatran tiger skin  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An Indonesian caught trying to sell the skin of a critically endangered Sumatran tiger has been arrested, police said Monday, highlighting the problem of animal trafficking in the Southeast Asian country. more
Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Development of renewable energy is essential to mitigating the fossil fuel shortage and climate change issues. Here, we propose to produce a new type of energy, bio-coal, via... more
Wind conditions influence water circulation and carbon dioxide concentrations in the Southern Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The sea encircling Antarctica acts as a huge mixer for water from all the ocean basins—and this circulating pattern influences the exchange... more
New insights into the earliest events of seed germination  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Plant seeds may strike the casual observer as unspectacular—but they have properties that are nothing short of superpowers. In a dry state they can store their energy for years and... more
West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation 'home run'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. more
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