Conservancy
Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules. more
How Risso's dolphins strike a balance between holding their breath and finding food  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What do marine mammals eat? It's a simple question with profound implications for marine-mammal conservation and fisheries research. But it can a... more
Gaming their way to sustainable development  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Serengeti National Park is home to a breathtaking array of wild animals, from lions to elephants and migrating wildebeests. But the local people living on the fringes of the area comprise an equally important part of... more
Carolina parakeet extinction was driven by human causes, DNA sequencing reveals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE, a joint institute of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) in Barcelona... more
Experiment suggests the best ways to tackle invasive Oregon grape in Belgian coastal dunes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Belgian coastal dunes, a protected habitat of high conservation value, are getting severely impacted by one of its worst... more
New study identifies barriers to conservation success  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Inability to find or retain skilled staff and issues around local community buy-in are just some of the hurdles preventing conservation charities from achieving their goals, a ground-breaking new study has found. more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or 'scaly anteater,' is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Pathways toward post-petrochemistry  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. Scientists have now introduced a new electrochemical technique for selective and energy-efficient production of ethylene... more
Mountain goats' air conditioning is failing, study says  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of 'air conditioning.' more
Mountain goats' air conditioning is failing, study says  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study in the journal PLOS One says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of air conditioning. more
Trashed farmland could be a conservation treasure  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserve across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research. more
Uncovering how endangered pangolins, or 'scaly anteaters,' digest food  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The endangered Sunda pangolin, or "scaly anteater," is a widely trafficked mammal, prized in some cultures for its meat and scales. Little is known about these animals, and raising rescued... more
Electroreduction of carbon monoxide for the highly selective production of ethylene  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. In... more
Study to help manage shark populations in Pacific Panama  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sharks play a critical role in keeping oceans healthy, balancing the food chain and ensuring species diversity. However, the demand for shark derivatives has led to their exploitation, often without... more
Trashed farmland could be a conservation treasure  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserve across the world, according to new research. The research team proposed a new way of understanding the conservation value of ''uncontested... more
Spying on hippos with drones to help conservation efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe... more
Key to helping southern sea otter is in repopulating estuaries such as San Francisco Bay  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The picture of sea otters frolicking among kelp beds and rocky shoals has become an iconic image of... more
Scientists develop a truck to produce biofertilizer  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Organic fertilizers could hold the key to transforming Europe´s agriculture forever. A new EU-funded project now aims to build a production plant on a truck to give every farmer the opportunity to easily access... more
Spying on hippos with drones to help conservation efforts  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a... more
New study compares floodplain protection today to predicted future flood losses  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study by scientists from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Bristol and flood analytics company Fathom, seeks to answer an important question related... more
Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages. more
Astronomy fellowship demonstrates measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2017, the Heising-Simons Foundation—a family foundation that works in climate and clean energy, science, education, and human rights—established the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship to support... more
The Coastal Communities Network – a force for nature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At Fauna & Flora International (FFI) we strongly believe that the people best placed to protect biodiversity—and the resources it provides—are those who live closest to it. That's why we... more
Seahorse breeding project aims to recover endangered species from near extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Following a dramatic decline in numbers over the past decade, White's seahorse, also known as the Sydney seahorse, has recently been listed as an endangered species... more
Academy scientists describe 71 new species in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2019, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 71 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our... more
As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without... more
As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Old habits are hard to break. A McGill-led study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without... more
Design of an in vitro biocatalytic cascade for the manufacture of islatravir  Science Magazine · 1 week
Enzyme-catalyzed reactions have begun to transform pharmaceutical manufacturing, offering levels of selectivity and tunability that can dramatically improve chemical synthesis. Combining enzymatic reactions into... more
Changing wildfires in California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wildfire is a natural process in the forests of the western US, and many species have evolved to tolerate, if not benefit from it. But wildfire is changing.... more
Transition to renewable energy needs to consider global threat to species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study has shown the extent to which countries drive biodiversity loss overseas through their demand for electric power. For some countries more than half... more
National Park Service scientists: Does aircraft noise make birds more vocal?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
National Park Service scientists analyzed nearly 1 million 10-second audio recording samples from national parks across the country and discovered a small increase in bird sound... more
Call for cooperation as 'blue boats' rob Pacific reefs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews suffering in harsh conditions is stripping Pacific coral reefs of seafood as the poaching escalates to become an international human rights and... more
Most of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
More than half of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat: the ongoing presence and spread of invasive animal species. The... more
Global carbon emissions growth slows, but hits record high  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Coal use is down dramatically in the United States and the European Union, and renewable energy is gaining traction. But rising natural gas and oil use in 2019 increased the... more
Fecal pellets and food remains reveal what ghost bats eat in the Pilbara  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UWA, Curtin university and Perth zoo researchers have discovered that Australian endangered ghost bats in the Pilbara (WA) eat over 46 different... more
Non-native species should count in conservation – even in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As the world struggles to keep tabs on biodiversity decline, conservation largely relies on a single international database to track life on Earth. It is a mammoth and... more
Rezone marine parks to better conserve sharks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by The University of Western Australia. more
New expert findings seek to protect national parks from invasive animal species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than half of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat: the ongoing presence and spread of invasive animal species. The... more
Creating the conditions for a globally just energy transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
How can the energy transition be organized in a globally just way? Will developing countries struggle to transition to clean energy because they lack the financial and technical means? more
Creating the conditions for a globally just energy transition  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How can energy transition be organized in a globally just way? Will developing countries struggle to transition to clean energy because they lack the financial and technical means? A new... more
Solar cell degradation: Daylight damage-saving time  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A research team studies the process by which the performance of advanced solar cells degrades over time; this work may help promote the adoption of renewable energy produced by robust, high-efficiency organic photovoltaics. more
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China—the top emitter of greenhouse gases. more
Svalbard reindeer populations rebounding from centuries of hunting  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As reindeer go, the animals living on the Norwegian arctic archipelago of Svalbard might not be Santa's first choice. They're a smaller subspecies of their common mainland relatives, and to save energy... more
When all life counts in conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Species counts drive conservation science and policy, and provides the basis for major public announcements on the state of the Earth. Yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from conservation data: nonnative species. A University... more
Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Newly-hatched tortoises take their first steps at a Bangladesh conservation park, their feet barely visible under hard shells that carry the weight of the species on their backs. more
Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network... more
Biodiversity and wind energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central government authorities, environmental NGOs and expert offices is that the... more
Japanese anime and zoos boost public interest in conservation of real-life animal characters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Animated shows with animal characters can increase public interest in real wildlife, including boosting donations to conservation programs at zoos. A new... more
Conservation of biodiversity is like an insurance policy for the future of mankind  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Fens and bogs are valuable research environments for paleoecologists due to ancient fossils that have survived in the peatland for thousands of... more
Secrets of Lucretia painting closer to being revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The mystery of who painted a centuries-old artwork, and when, is closer to being revealed thanks to the work of art conservation and forensic science experts from Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon... more
From the stars to the ocean, Pierre-Yves Cousteau’s YGT experience  ESA · 3 weeks
Pierre-Yves Cousteau is a marine conservationist, professional diver and filmmaker. Prior to exploring the oceans like... more
How species in the wild are managing the risks and rewards of sharing space with humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Endangered monkeys living in the wild are intelligently adapting their lifestyle to fit with their human... more
Changing experiences of the natural world  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Digital innovations have the potential to bring people closer to nature, to help ensure there is the necessary strong public support for conservation measures. more
Changing experiences of the natural world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Digital innovations have the potential to bring people closer to nature, to help ensure there is the necessary strong public support for conservation measures. Author Professor Les Firbank, from the University of Leeds' School of Biology... more
Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Agrochemicals company Monsanto, which is now owned by Bayer, is pleading guilty to illegally spraying a banned pesticide on its fields on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014 more
Theory of pore-scale transport to enable improved flow batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Redox flow batteries are an emerging technology for electrochemical energy storage that could help enhance the use of power produced by renewable energy resources. Scientists have addressed some of its... more
Almost a third of tropical Africa's flora faces extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
31.7% of tropical Africa's vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used... more
Building a landslide observatory, and the universality of music  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
On this week’s show: A landslide laboratory in a national park in Taiwan, and a database of songs from around the world more
Red tide grew drastically along Florida's west coast in less than a month  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a little less than three weeks, red tide bloom intensified greatly along Florida's west coast, according to the Florida Fish and... more
Illinois researcher's theory of pore-scale transport to enable improved flow batteries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Redox flow batteries are an emerging technology for electrochemical energy storage that could help enhance the use of power produced by renewable energy resources. These power... more
How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. more
Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As the world grapples with an extinction crisis, our large mammals are among the most endangered. These threatened species—rhinos, pandas, tigers, polar bears and the like—greatly influence their... more
How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an international... more
A third of the tropical African flora is potentially threatened with extinction  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Preserving tropical biodiversity is an urgent challenge when faced with the growing needs of countries. Despite their crucial importance for terrestrial ecosystems, most tropical... more
Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene -- the precursor to a wide range of plastic products -- under neutral conditions. more
Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from U of T Engineering and Caltech have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene—the precursor to a wide range of plastic... more
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Some "canaries" are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending the same kind of message about disruptive change in the... more
Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers investigate and describe the conservation importance of buildings relative to natural, alternative roosts for little brown bats in Yellowstone National Park. more
Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the little brown bat—a small mouse-eared bat with glossy brown fur—a warm, dry place to roost is essential to the species' survival. Reproductive females huddle their small furry bodies together to... more
Evidence of two quakes extends rupture history in Grand Tetons National Park  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Hand-dug trenches around Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming reveal evidence for a previously unknown surface-faulting earthquake in along the Teton... more
Paying countries for carbon protects forests, but only if payments continue  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
After the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, world leaders committed to pursue a sustainable development agenda. This commitment has resulted in tens of billions of dollars... more
The little duck that could: Study finds endangered Hawaiian duck endures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research has found that the genetic diversity of the koloa is high, and conservation efforts on the island of Kauai have been successful. more
Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the unlikely setting of the world's most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you'll find the Endangered Species Act at work. more
Research shows substantial health benefit of shifting to clean energy sources in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it? more
Saving 'half Earth' for nature would affect over a billion people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Plans to save biodiversity must take into account the social impacts of conservation if they are to succeed, say researchers. more
Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research finds that if Africa chooses a future powered by fossil fuels, nearly 50,000 people could die prematurely each year from fossil fuel emissions by... more
Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it? With renewable energy cheaper... more
Saving 'half Earth' for nature would affect over a billion people  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As the extinction crisis escalates, and protest movements grow, some are calling for hugely ambitious conservation targets. Among the most prominent is sparing 50% of the... more
Scientists uncover resistance genes for deadly ash tree disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research has identified the genetic basis of resistance to ash dieback in UK trees, opening up new avenues for conservation. more
Research suggests ponies could play critical role in Dartmoor's future health  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dartmoor ponies are among the most iconic species of any British moorland. But a dramatic decline in population since the 1950s has led to widespread concern... more
The little duck that could: Study finds endangered Hawaiian duck endures  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The endangered Hawaiian duck, or koloa, the only endemic duck remaining on the main Hawaiian Islands, is threatened with genetic extinction due to interbreeding with feral... more
eDNA reveals where endangered birds of a feather flock together  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the first time, Australian scientists have shown that environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to detect the presence of an endangered bird species simply by collecting a... more
Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is the process of converting methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthesis gas (syngas). Since CO2 and CH4 are the two most... more
Squid open up new antimicrobial drug possibilities  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If you like viewing pictures of adorable animals on the internet, it's possible you've run across the Hawaiian bobtail squid, a glowing, squishy, golf-ball-sized cephalopod that prompted the Ocean Conservancy to call it the... more
DNA may hold the clue to protecting endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new method for analyzing DNA collected from waterways which can help identify endangered bird species has been developed with the help of researchers from The University of Western Australia. more
Animal Study Links Healthy Sleep to Earthquake-Like Brain-Wave Bursts  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for... more
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