Conservancy
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts. Indeed,... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
Researchers dramatically clean up ammonia production and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Ammonia—a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer—can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. UTokyo researchers use readily... more
New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs... more
OCR4all: Modern tool for old texts  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Historians and other humanities' scholars often have to deal with difficult research objects: centuries-old printed works that are difficult to decipher and often in an unsatisfactory state of conservation. Many of these documents have now been... more
Devil rays may have unknown birthing zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has a previously unknown birthing zone in nearby... more
Endangered rays may have unknown birthing zone in Mexican waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays accidentally caught in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's northern Gulf of California could mean the endangered species... more
One million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has... more
Electron-phonon instability in graphene revealed by global and local noise probes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Understanding nonequilibrium phenomena to effectively control it is an outstanding challenge in science and engineering. In a recent study, Trond. I. Andersen and colleagues at the... more
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists are applying deep learning -- a powerful new version of the machine learning form of artificial intelligence -- to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt... more
Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is critically endangered, according to a new study. The finding found the native North American species, Bombus pensylvanicus, is... more
Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The American Bumblebee—a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario—is critically endangered, according to a new study led by York University. more
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means... more
New research exposes extent of mineral demand for renewable energy technologies  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The growing demand for minerals and metals to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet the ambitious... more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless... more
Life-threatening foot disease found in endangered huemul deer in Chile  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia in a study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of... more
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Shared knowledge is an important currency for humans. It shapes everything from what we eat and how we dress, to how we... more
The high price endangered animals pay for charisma  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Wanted: beautiful, intelligent companion well-versed in the art of conversation." It's a familiar story, but don't expect a fairy-tale ending. In this instance, we're talking about a transaction that condemns one of... more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a paper recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study,... more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave... more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study finds that some sparrow species will likely go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
Shocking economics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Modern macroeconomics has failed to produce an understanding of economies in times of crisis. Modern macroeconomics are still based on the assumption of equilibria, but a shock pushes economies out of a state of equilibrium. . This model therefore fails... more
Climate change threatens endangered sparrows  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications finds that some sparrow species will go extinct within the century due to climate change. more
Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Officials say the first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park to be fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning. more
Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. more
Scientists use eBird data to propose optimal bird conservation plan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new paper published today in the journal Nature Communications shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles,... more
Scientists use eBird data to propose optimal bird conservation plan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new article shows a blueprint for conserving enough habitat to protect the populations of almost one-third of the warblers, orioles, tanagers, and other birds that migrate among... more
New theory derived from classical physics predicts how economies respond to major disturbances  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Understanding economies in times of crises? Modern macroeconomics failed so far. Researchers are now proposing a novel method that makes the effects... more
How birders helped pinpoint hotspots for migratory bird conservation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many bird populations are crashing, largely because they migrate such long distances and are at risk from human influence at every link in their migratory chain. more
No more Hoover dams: Hydropowered countries suffer higher levels of poverty, corruption and debt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Countries relying on the world's biggest and most established source of renewable electricity have seen their poverty, corruption and debt... more
Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows that, like leptin, growth hormone contributes directly to energy conservation when the body loses weight. more
Rethinking conservation efforts for improved biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study looked into why the global commitment towards the expansion of protected areas has not delivered the expected conservation benefits. Researchers propose a new target and a set of indicators that can galvanize global... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Turtle-friendly plastic? A crafty solution to pollution, poaching and poverty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every year thousands of turtles come ashore along the beaches of the south Pacific coast of Nicaragua to lay their eggs. The female turtles return to the beaches... more
The right polymers for the job  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
One of the most promising clean energy technologies just got even better. Researchers have developed the most powerful, durable hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell components on record. more
Electron-phonon instability in graphene revealed by global and local noise probes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Understanding and controlling nonequilibrium electronic phenomena is an outstanding challenge in science and engineering. By electrically driving ultraclean graphene devices out of equilibrium, we observe an... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers present the first hydrogen sensors ever to meet the future performance targets for use in hydrogen powered vehicles. more
Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The challenges of collecting DNA samples directly from endangered species makes understanding and protecting them harder. A new approach promises cheap, rapid analysis of genetic clues in degraded and left-behind material, such as hair... more
Scientists find self-healing catalyst for potential large-scale use in hydrogen production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers working within NCCR MARVEL have discovered a self-healing catalyst that can be used to release hydrogen through the hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane. The catalyst,... more
World's fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable... more
Keeping nuclear power safe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nuclear energy is clean, powerful, affordable, and zero-emission. A new study uses the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to help ensure that waste from nuclear power plants remains safe and secure for thousands of years to... more
Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The key to solving a mystery is finding the right clues. Wildlife detectives aiming to protect endangered species have long been hobbled by the near impossibility of collecting DNA samples from rare and elusive... more
Indigenous skills vital to conservation research outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Working with Aboriginal rangers in the Kimberley, biologists have published a study with the first empirical evidence that culturally diverse teams produces better conservation results. more
Conservationists clash over ways forward despite sharing 'core aims', study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first large-scale study of the views held by those working to protect the natural world has found agreement on the goals of conservation—but substantial disagreement... more
Gut microbiota and phytoestrogen-associated infertility in southern white rhinoceros  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research have found the gut microbiota of the captive southern white rhinoceros may partially explain its infertility. They compared the... more
Researchers provide new method to boost clean energy research  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Electrochemical energy systems—processes by which electrical energy is converted to chemical energy—are at the heart of establishing more efficient generation and storage of intermittent energy from renewable sources in fuel... more
World-first study shows Indigenous skills vital to conservation research outcomes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced hard data that demonstrates collaborating with Indigenous peoples changed the outcome of a scientific research project. It is the first... more
Poacher Killed by Elephant and Eaten by Lions in South Africa  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A gruesome death in South Africa's Kruger National Park highlights the dangers and cruelties of the black market in rhinoceros horn. more
World’s Tallest Tropical Tree Found in Malaysia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The world’s tallest known tropical tree, and possibly the tallest flowering plant, has been discovered in the Danum Valley Conservation Area in... more
Global study shows exotic species are a complex threat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When species are introduced by humans into marine habitats, they can disrupt their new environment, according to a study at KAUST, which also identified key species for conservation efforts to... more
More dolphins die in Aegean Sea, group suspects navy drills  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval exercises in the area. more
Renewable technology prices and decarbonization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The great advantage of fossil fuels over renewable energy is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow and these "intermittent" sources of energy may not be reliable enough to power our economy. This... more
Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn shows that its... more
Dogged researchers show that dingoes keep feral cats in check  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dingoes play a key role in the conservation of Australian outback ecosystems by suppressing feral cat populations, a UNSW Sydney study has found. more
Rainforest conservation in Peru must become more effective  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis shows that its effect is small. But the researchers also have good news: Three measures... more
Social insecurity also stresses chimpanzees  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers conducted behavioral observations and collected urine samples for cortisol analysis of male chimpanzees of the Tai National Park, Ivory Coast, during periods of intense male-male competition. They showed that all males had higher stress levels during periods... more
Social insecurity also stresses chimpanzees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, conducted behavioral observations and collected urine samples for cortisol analysis of male chimpanzees of the Taï National Park, Ivory Coast, during periods... more
Sea turtles struggle years after unexplained die-off  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research is detailing how environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations -- work that researchers hope will inform conservation efforts going forward. more
Sea turtles struggle years after unexplained die-off  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research is detailing how environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations—work that researchers hope will inform conservation efforts going forward. more
Mining sewage for fertilisers and energy to prevent water shortages  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Transforming the dirty water we flush down the drain into new products, such as clean energy and fertilisers, can help prevent reservoirs from running dry and change the... more
How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the wild. more
First ever high-seas conservation treaty would protect life in international waters  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Scientists looking to shape policy unveil maps of potential marine protected areas at U.N. negotiations more
Should I stay or should I go?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers investigated the dispersal patterns of the endangered golden lion tamarin, to help maintain the viability of the species. They found that while both female and male tamarins do leave their natal group but... more
Identifying global centers of unsustainable commercial harvesting of species  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Overexploitation is one of the main threats to biodiversity, but the intensity of this threat varies geographically. We identified global concentrations, on land and at sea, of 4543 species threatened... more
Navigating the complexities of coordinated conservation along the river Nile  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The river Nile flows across 11 African countries, supporting millions of human livelihoods, and holding globally important biodiversity and endemism yet remains underprotected. No basin-wide spatial conservation planning... more
Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on human well-being across the developing world  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Protected areas (PAs) are fundamental for biodiversity conservation, yet their impacts on nearby residents are contested. We synthesized environmental and socioeconomic conditions... more
Rwanda's gorillas have figured out where to find their sodium fix—but it's dangerous  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mountain Gorilla conservation in Rwanda is a great success story. A number of extreme conservation measures – like daily monitoring and protection,... more
A universal description of non-equilibrium colloid phase separation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A research team simulated phase separation in colloidal suspensions. By treating colloid particles as undeformable highly viscous liquid droplets suspended in a solvent, they predicted the kinetics of colloid demixing -- separation... more
A universal description of non-equilibrium colloid phase separation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Liquids, with their flowing dynamics, are often far from equilibrium. This makes it particularly hard to model processes in soft matter or living tissue, which contain liquids. New research from the University... more
How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from EPFL and the University of Zurich have developed a model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the... more
The complicated future of offshore wind power in the US  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Over the past decade, wind power production in the U.S. has tripled, becoming the largest source of renewable energy in the country, the American Wind Energy Association has... more
Scientists measure extent of recovery for critically endangered black abalone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
One critically endangered species of smooth-shelled abalone is making a comeback in certain parts of its range along the California coast. To better understand the extent of black... more
Scientists measure extent of recovery for critically endangered black abalone  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One critically endangered species of smooth-shelled abalone is making a comeback in certain parts of its range along the California coast. To better understand the extent of black... more
How much hunting is too much hunting?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the main challenges in wildlife conservation biology is to understand what factors affect vulnerable wildlife populations over time. Scientists have been trying to understand these factors to estimate how much hunting in... more
Invasive round gobies may be poised to decimate endangered French Creek mussels  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The round goby -- a small, extremely prolific, invasive fish from Europe -- poses a threat to endangered freshwater mussels in northwestern Pennsylvania's French... more
Tiger geckos in Vietnam could be the next species sold into extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
While information about the conservation status of the tiger gecko species is largely missing, these Asian lizards are already particularly vulnerable to extinction. A... more
Invasive round gobies may be poised to decimate endangered French Creek mussels  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The round goby—a small, extremely prolific, invasive fish from Europe—poses a threat to endangered freshwater mussels in northwestern Pennsylvania's French Creek, one of the... more
Climate change is a threat to dolphins' survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An unprecedented marine heatwave had long-lasting negative impacts on both survival and birth rates on the iconic dolphin population in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Researchers have now documented that climate change may... more
Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana. more
Climate change threat to dolphins' survival  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An unprecedented marine heatwave had long-lasting negative impacts on both survival and birth rates for the iconic dolphin population in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Researchers at UZH have now documented that climate change may have more... more
Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Storing renewable electricity in molecules can solve two problems at once: first of all environmentally harmful CO2 can be used as a feedstock, and... more
Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using 'X-ray vision'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Prehistoric rock paintings are a source of fascination across the world. Aside from their beauty, there's deep meaning in these strokes, which depict ancient rituals and important symbols.... more
How Europe is faring on renewable energy targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The European Union's use of renewable energy—such as hydropower, wind and solar—reached 17.5 percent in 2017, keeping it on track for a target of 20 percent by 2020. more
Lights out in Sydney for Earth Hour conservation campaign  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity. more
Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers are paving the way to total reliance on renewable energy as they study both large- and small-scale ways to replace fossil fuels. One promising avenue is converting simple chemicals into valuable ones using renewable electricity, including processes such as... more
Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make public debut at Sydney zoo  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Three rare Sumatran tiger cubs ventured into public view for the first time Friday in what Sydney zookeepers called a "wonderful success" for the future of the critically... more
RIT, zoo researchers capturing sights, sounds and insects of Madagascar  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology and Seneca Park Zoo are developing a virtual reality gaming environment that will let zoogoers experience a Madagascar rainforest ecosystem. They recently... more
The Serengeti-Mara squeeze—One of the world's most iconic ecosystems under pressure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the largest and most protected ecosystems on Earth, spanning 40,000 square kilometres and taking in the Serengeti National Park and... more
Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A panel of top scientists concluded Thursday that the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself, giving the beleaguered canine a scientific and political boost as its... more
Research has implications for New Zealand bird conservation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research by recent Victoria University of Wellington Ph.D. graduate Dr. Nyree Fea shows significant differences in the way bird species respond to conservation efforts. more
Take It from the 'Crocodile Lady': Conservation Needs More Women (Op-Ed)  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
I, a crocodile scientist, am a woman in conservation. And here's why we need more women in this field. more
Critically endangered birds still alive on King Island  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study has found two critically endangered bird species feared to be near extinction on King Island in the Bass Strait are not only still alive, but their populations may be... more
Image: Proba-V view of Galápagos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Proba-V view of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve. This island chain is renowned for its many endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin, directly contributing to his famous... more
Why the feds should protect Midwest wolves from slaughter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The bald eagle is America's symbol, but 70 years ago it was nearly extinct. Once numbering as many as half a million, the population in the lower 48 states had... more
New tool maps a key food source for grizzly bears: huckleberries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a new approach to map huckleberry distribution across Glacier National Park that uses publicly available satellite imagery. Tracking where huckleberry plants live can... more
New tool maps a key food source for grizzly bears: huckleberries  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Grizzly bears depend on huckleberries as a critical food source to fatten up before winter hibernation. When berries reach peak ripeness in mid-July, they make up... more
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
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Methane promising route for storage of renewable energy from sun and wind
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Accelerating electrocatalyst discovery
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Research has implications for New Zealand bird conservation
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