Conservancy
New environmental DNA program makes conservation research faster, more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
It's estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty... more
Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines—from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos... more
Study reveals key locations for declining songbird  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Many of North America's migratory songbirds, which undertake awe-inspiring journeys twice a year, are declining at alarming rates. For conservation efforts to succeed, wildlife managers need to know where they go and what challenges... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings... more
Risky business: New data show how manatees use shipping channels  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The... more
Scientists identify plant that flowers in Brazilian savanna one day after fire  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Plants in the Brazilian savanna, the Cerrado, have evolved to deal with fire. When fire is used intelligently as part of a carefully planned... more
Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen generation. more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
New mapping application visualizes costs of developing renewable energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new report, "Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the LCOE of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar PV," finds that there is... more
Lynx in Turkey: Noninvasive sample collection provides insights into genetic diversity  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Little is known about the biology and the genetic status of the Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx distributed across portions... more
Understanding social structure is important to rewilding  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Increasing the success of wildlife translocations is critical, given the escalating global threats to wildlife. A study published in May 2019 in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation highlights the influence of a species'... more
Researchers create virtual model based on recovered blue wall  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at Dalhousie have scanned the skeleton of a young blue whale, giving them a trove of data on the endangered marine giant and creating a unique virtual 3D model... more
Happiness and Harmony: 'Big step forward' as twin pandas grow  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Born to a wild father and captive mother, nearly one-year-old twin pandas roll on the grass in a conservation base in southwest China, marking an important achievement in... more
'Hundreds' of elephants being poached each year in Botswana: report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A leading conservation group has warned of surging elephant poaching in parts of Botswana and estimated nearly 400 were killed across the country in 2017 and 2018, according... more
The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Duke University scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemur species are most at risk from deforestation—based on the... more
30,000-Year-Old Head of Pleistocene Wolf Found in Siberian Permafrost  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A perfectly preserved head of a large wolf has been unearthed from the melting permafrost in eastern Siberia.... more
Terahertz field-induced ferroelectricity in quantum paraelectric SrTiO3  Science Magazine · 7 days
"Hidden phases" are metastable collective states of matter that are typically not accessible on equilibrium phase diagrams. These phases can host exotic properties in otherwise conventional materials and hence may enable novel functionality and... more
Softening the blow for hammerhead sharks and tropical hardwoods  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
What do spectacular sharks and a priceless tropical timber have in common? The answer is that they are in equally urgent need of conservation attention, and both stand to benefit... more
Elephants walk more direct paths under risk of poaching  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Elephants move faster and straighter when moving through risky areas, researchers have discovered, meandering more when safer. more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an 'elevated risk of extinction', according to a new study. more
Wind tunnel tests could help kites become a clean energy high-flier  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach, with EPSRC-funded research at Imperial College... more
Monkeys face climate change extinction threat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an "elevated risk of extinction," according to a new University of Stirling-led study. more
Framework predicts endangered species' pathogen risk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Four years ago, more than 200,000 endangered saiga antelope dropped dead on the remote steppe grassland of Central Asia in the species' worst recorded mass mortality event. more
Fisheries outcomes maximized through traditional practice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study led by a University of Rhode Island doctoral student and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has found a possible solution to one of the biggest conservation and livelihood challenges in the... more
Forest fire pushes imperilled parrot closer to the brink  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A devastating forest fire in Nicaragua has destroyed a vitally important nesting and roosting site of the yellow-naped amazon, one of the most endangered parrots in Central America. more
Action is needed to save west Africa's critically endangered chimpanzees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the western African subspecies of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) as "Critically Endangered". It had previously been listed as... more
Powerful lasers for fragile works of art  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Protecting artworks from the effects of aging requires an understanding of the way materials alter over time. Scientists have developed a new diagnostic and analytical method for use in cultural conservation, putting his scientific... more
Powerful lasers for fragile works of art  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Time alters all things," wrote the Latin poet Horace. Museum conservators would love to prove him wrong. Protecting artworks from the effects of aging requires an understanding of the way materials alter over time.... more
Clarifying the economic value of adjusting power consumption  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since the output of renewable energy such as photovoltaic generation tends to fluctuate, the power system can be viewed as a large-scale complex system with uncertainty. To stabilize the balance of supply... more
Last-ditch attempt to warn of coalmine harm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Groundwater experts from around Australia have repeated calls for further investigations into the potential effects on heritage groundwater reserves in central Queensland if the giant Adani Carmichael coalmine gets the final regulatory go-ahead.Concerns the... more
New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources. more
14 lions on the loose in South Africa, with nowhere to go  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned... more
New core-shell catalyst for ethanol fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can... more
Bloomberg pledges $500m to clean energy in 'fight of our time'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
US billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he will spend half a billion dollars in the "fight of our time" to move the US away from carbon... more
Phoenix Zoo flying high over 3-week-old baby pygmy owls  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls. more
Talking to each other: How forest conservation can succeed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organizations. Scientists have developed a framework of conservation objectives whereby... more
Stable Casimir equilibria and quantum trapping  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Casimir interaction between two parallel metal plates in close proximity is usually thought of as an attractive interaction. By coating one object with a low–refractive index thin film, we show that the Casimir interaction between... more
Talking to each other—how forest conservation can succeed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organisations. The different stakeholders can create the public impression of disagreement with... more
Microgrids can help maximize efficiency of renewable energy consumption  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of Italian researchers has developed a method that enables more efficient use of energy by smart homes that are connected to a microgrid—a web of individualized units that... more
Nation's most ambitious project to clean up nuclear weapons waste has stalled  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Energy Department's most environmentally important and technically ambitious project to clean up Cold War nuclear weapons waste has stalled, putting at jeopardy an... more
Pop-up parks deliver big benefits in small spaces  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
'Pop-up parks' represent one possible means to help meet the demands of urbanites for more opportunities to connect with nature in their neighborhoods, serve important conservation functions by providing small-scale habitat refuges... more
Pop-up parks deliver big benefits in small spaces  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Pop-up stores, restaurants, and theaters are an increasingly common sight in cities around the world, where they add to the diversity of commercial options available to city dwellers. But while the pop-up... more
An affordable way to store clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Renewable energy sources can fluctuate in the amount of power they are able to provide—which is why batteries are used to temporarily store the energy. The problem with lithium ion batteries is their short... more
Innovative drone conservation research shared internationally  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Community efforts to protect dugongs in the Philippines were boosted by a recent technology training camp with Murdoch researchers. more
Endangered condor may have hatched in Zion National Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There's likely a new baby condor at Zion National Park in southwest Utah. more
Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Last year, California set the nation's most ambitious energy goal—deriving 100 percent of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2045. Many other states... more
Watch the oldest surviving film of a total solar eclipse  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A short film of the 1900 total solar eclipse was restored by conservation experts and is now available to view online. more
First ever solar eclipse film brought back to life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The BFI and the Royal Astronomical Society have announced the rediscovery of the earliest moving picture of a total solar eclipse from 1900. The original film fragment held in The... more
Pollution is a 'significant' problem at 401 national parks, report says  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than 96% of national parks assessed in a recent report are "plagued by significant air pollution problems," and some of California's most iconic parks are... more
Clean air taxis cut pollution in New York City  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, according to a new study. Between 2009 and 2015, the legislation more than doubled... more
Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern forestry and agriculture in southern Sweden. New research shows that management with conservation thinning can be an effective way to promote... more
Africa's elephant poaching rates in decline, but iconic animal still under threat  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists has concluded. But the... more
Genomics of Isle Royale wolves reveal impacts of inbreeding  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new paper explores the genetic signatures of a pair of wolves isolated on Isle Royale, a remote national park in Lake Superior. The pair are father-daughter and share the... more
Mass die-off of puffins recorded in the Bering Sea  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A mass die-off of seabirds in the Bering Sea may be partially attributable to climate change, according to a new study publishing May 29 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE... more
Climate driving new right whale movement  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine's deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in... more
Greater transparency needed over lobbyist influence on UK renewable energy schemes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Greater transparency is needed to understand the influence of lobbyists when delivering crucial renewable energy schemes in the UK, new research has claimed. more
Clean air taxis cut pollution in New York City, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia... more
Climate driving new right whale movement  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine's deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in... more
Africa's elephant poaching rates in decline, but iconic animal still under threat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists have concluded. more
Direct methane conversion under mild conditions by thermo-, electro- or photocatalysis reviewed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Direct conversion of Earth-abundant methane into value-added chemicals under mild conditions is an attractive technology in response to the increasing industrial demand for feedstocks... more
Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern forestry and agriculture in southern Sweden. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that management with conservation thinning can be... more
How climate change could affect some of West Africa's iconic bird species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
If scientists know how particular species are responding to the realities of global climate change, they can help to recommend better conservation strategies. more
Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies: officials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Malaysia's last surviving male Sumatran rhino died Monday, wildlife officials said, leaving behind only one female in the country and pushing the critically-endangered species closer to extinction. more
Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A swarm of more than 3,000 small earthquakes in the Maple Creek area (in Yellowstone National Park but outside of the Yellowstone volcano caldera) between June 2017 and March 2018 are, at... more
Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The clearing and subsequent instability of Amazonian forests are among the greatest threats to tropical biodiversity conservation today. more
Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. Their work has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of... more
Dolphin study reveals the genes essential for species' survival  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
UNSW scientists have added to the growing body of research into genetic markers that are important for animal conservation. more
Aftershocks of 1959 earthquake rocked Yellowstone in 2017-18  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On Aug. 17, 1959, back when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, the U.S. had yet to send a human to space and the nation's flag sported 49 stars, Yellowstone National Park shook... more
Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet... more
Botswana Just Lifted Its Ban on Elephant Hunting. Conservationists Are Appalled.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The country has long been a safe haven for the animals, but it's unclear what will happen now. more
Ecologists find bush dog, native of South America, in remote central Costa Rica  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Wildlife ecologists who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made a startling discovery on a wildlife... more
Conservation goals compete at the expense of biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to individual species or... more
Politics, killings stifle wolf recovery amid hefty price tag  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but... more
Electrified methane reforming: A compact approach to greener industrial hydrogen production  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Electrification of conventionally fired chemical reactors has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions and provide flexible and compact heat generation. Here, we describe a disruptive approach... more
Wild chimpanzees eat tortoises after cracking them open against tree trunks  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have observed wild chimpanzees in the Loango National Park, Gabon, eating tortoises. They describe the first observations of this potentially cultural behavior where chimpanzees hit... more
Ecologists find bush dog, native of South America, in remote central Costa Rica  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Wildlife ecologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Rica recently made... more
Producing electricity at estuaries using light and osmosis  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most renewable power technologies are weather dependent. Wind farms can only operate when there's a breeze, and solar power plants rely on sunlight. Researchers at EPFL are working on a method to... more
Conservation goals compete at the expense of biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to individual species or... more
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Botswana on Wednesday lifted its ban on elephant hunting, saying the population had increased and farmers' livelihoods were being impacted, in a move set to trigger outrage from conservationists. more
New approach for determining conservation threat for species with little data  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to identify which marine species are threatened and what is threatening them, even if these species... more
Bangladesh tiger population rises after poaching crackdown  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The number of wild tigers in Bangladesh's Sundarbans area has increased for the first time in 15 years after a major crackdown against poachers in the world's largest mangrove forest, officials said Wednesday. more
Two rare mammals, Chacoan peccaries, born in Prague zoo  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Prague's zoo says two Chacoan peccaries have been born there for the first time, a vital step in efforts to save an endangered species that was once considered extinct. more
Penguins and their chicks' responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Endangered penguins respond rapidly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine conservation. more
Penguins and their chicks' responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
How adult penguins fish and the body condition of their chicks are directly linked to local fish abundance, and could potentially inform fishery management,... more
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