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Light at end of the tunnel for world's wildlife and wild places
SCIENCE DAILY A new article finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the future of biodiversity conservation in the... 2 hours
Landmark paper finds light at end of the tunnel for world's wildlife and wild places
PHYS.ORG A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty... 2 hours
CRISPR used to genetically edit coral, researchers report
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs on the precipice of collapse may get a conservation boost from the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators. 4 hours
First genetic evidence of ongoing mating between 2 distinct species of guenon monkeys
SCIENCE DAILY A new study of guenon monkeys in Gombe National Park is the first to provide genetic evidence of ongoing mating between two... 9 hours
Endangered salamander offers clues on healing spinal cord injury
SCIENCE DAILY A new study takes a comparative approach to pinpoint what happens differently in humans versus other animals to explain why they can successfully regenerate neurons while we instead form scar... 9 hours
A biomass-to-liquid plant to produce sustainable synthetic fuel
PHYS.ORG An EU project developed innovative nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. 10 hours
Conservation through religion? Scientists confirm that sacred natural sites confer biodiversity advantage
PHYS.ORG Sacred natural sites (SNS) are found all over the world. They are thought to play an important role in conservation but until recently there... 10 hours
Genomics study in Africa—demographic history and deleterious mutations
PHYS.ORG Scientists from the Institut Pasteur set out to understand how the demographic changes associated with the Neolithic transition also influenced the efficacy of natural selection. By comparing the genome diversity of more... 11 hours
First genetic evidence of ongoing mating between two distinct species of guenon monkeys
PHYS.ORG A researcher from Florida Atlantic University is the first to document that two genetically distinct species of guenon monkeys inhabiting Gombe National... 16 hours
Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound
PHYS.ORG The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservations said Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species. 16 hours
Genomics study in Africa: Demographic history and deleterious mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists set out to understand how the demographic changes associated with the Neolithic transition also influenced the efficacy of natural selection. By comparing the genome diversity of more than 300... 2 days
Climate change may scuttle Caribbean's post-hurricane plans for a renewable energy boom
PHYS.ORG Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some... 3 days
Museum researchers rediscover animal not seen in 30 years
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) and the non-profit organization Terra Peninsular A.C. have rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) in Baja California; the... 4 days
Museum researchers rediscover animal not seen in 30 years
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat (Dipodomys gravipes) in Baja California. The Museum is partnering with Terra and local authorities on a conservation plan for the species, which... 4 days
Converting CO2 to store renewable energy
PHYS.ORG Yuvraj Birdja converted CO2 to formic acid to store energy in a sustainable way, with different catalysts. With this new knowledge, scientists are a step closer in industrially converting CO2 to chemicals and fuels. This can... 4 days
How bacteria could help turn a potent greenhouse gas into renewable fuel
PHYS.ORG Bacteria can become a workforce that helps redefine our energy sector. 4 days
Boosting livelihoods and conservation practices among small-scale fishermen
PHYS.ORG Around the UK, there are hundreds of coastal communities supporting the livelihoods of hard-working small-scale fishermen. 5 days
Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts
SCIENCE DAILY The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a new study. 5 days
Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts, study finds
PHYS.ORG The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a... 5 days
How to improve habitat conservation for migrating cranes
SCIENCE DAILY Every year, endangered whooping cranes travel along a 4,000-kilometer corridor linking their Canadian nesting grounds and their winter home in Texas. Habitat in their path through the northern Great Plains is being... 5 days
How to improve habitat conservation for migrating cranes
PHYS.ORG Every year, North America's critically endangered Whooping Cranes travel back and forth along a 4,000-kilometer corridor linking their nesting grounds in Canada and their winter home in Texas. Habitat in their path... 5 days
Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list (Update)
PHYS.ORG Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback... 6 days
Bat that helps make tequila gets off endangered species list
PHYS.ORG Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed... 6 days
Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause
PHYS.ORG Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists. 6 days
Supply chains at risk as wild pollinators decline
PHYS.ORG Companies are facing potential shortages of raw materials, a fall in crop quality and challenges around security of supply because of an emerging pollination deficit, a new report funded by the Cambridge... 6 days
Scientists decipher the magma bodies under Yellowstone
SCIENCE DAILY Using supercomputer modeling, scientists have unveiled a new explanation for the geology underlying recent seismic imaging of magma bodies below Yellowstone National Park. 7 days
Scientists decipher the magma bodies under Yellowstone
PHYS.ORG Using supercomputer modeling, University of Oregon scientists have unveiled a new explanation for the geology underlying recent seismic imaging of magma bodies below Yellowstone National Park. 1 week
Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow
PHYS.ORG Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which... 1 week
A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded
SCIENCE DAILY The Macropis cuckoo bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized... 1 week
The Trump administration's new migratory bird policy undermines a century of conservation
PHYS.ORG The Trump administration has announced a position on protecting migratory birds that is a drastic pullback from policies in force for the past 100... 1 week
How do we make hydrogen from coal, and is it really a clean fuel?
PHYS.ORG Energy giant AGL this week unveiled plans to produce hydrogen power at its Loy Yang A coal station. But how... 1 week
Risk-based optimization scheme boosts confidence and profitability for future mixed-technology power plants
PHYS.ORG A scheme to balance risks may help realize the benefits of being able to combine complementary power technologies, such as thermal generation, wind power... 1 week
A core-shell nanotube array for artificial photosynthesis
PHYS.ORG The average global energy consumption of transportation fuels is currently several terawatts (1 terawatt = 1012 Joule) per second. A major scientific gap for developing a solar fuels technology that could replace fossil resources... 1 week
Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground
PHYS.ORG The elephant staggered and keeled over in the tall grass in southern Tanzania, where some of the world's worst poaching has happened. 2 weeks
Genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles
SCIENCE DAILY New research provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles that could inform future conservation efforts. Loggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar... 2 weeks
More than just menageries: First look at zoo and aquarium research shows high output
PHYS.ORG Most of us think of zoos and aquariums as family destinations: educational but fun diversions for our animal-loving kids. But... 2 weeks
New study finds genetic evidence that magnetic navigation guides loggerhead sea turtles
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides valuable insight into the navigation and nesting behaviors of loggerhead sea turtles... 2 weeks
How social media helps scientists get the message across
PHYS.ORG Analyzing the famous academic aphorism "publish or perish" through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists wanted to see whether communicating their new research discoveries... 2 weeks
Buzz feed—bringing renewables to the power grid
PHYS.ORG Renewable energy is on the rise in Europe as the economy develops away from the use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, but an ageing electricity grid is struggling to keep up... 2 weeks
New method prioritizes species for conservation in the face of uncertainty
PHYS.ORG A new way to prioritize species for conservation efforts outperforms other similar methods, according to research presented in PLOS ONE by Rikki Gumbs of Imperial College... 2 weeks
Sea lion colony confirmed, but work still needed
PHYS.ORG While celebrating the Department of Conservation's announcement of a New Zealand sea lion (rāpoka) breeding colony on Stewart Island, a Massey University marine mammal specialist is calling further action to protect the... 2 weeks
New solar PV tool accurately calculates degradation rates, saving money and guiding business decisions
PHYS.ORG How long a product can be expected to perform at a high level is a fundamental indication of quality and... 2 weeks
Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years
SCIENCE DAILY Glaciers in Alaska's Denali National Park are melting faster than at any time in the past four centuries because of rising summer temperatures, a new study... 2 weeks
Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Glaciers in Alaska's Denali National Park are melting faster than at any time in the past four centuries because of rising summer temperatures, a new study... 2 weeks
Fit for porpoise: Gene changes made 'river pig' unique
PHYS.ORG VIDEO China's critically endangered Yangtze River porpoise is a distinct species, meaning it cannot interbreed with other porpoise types to pass on its DNA, a major analysis of the creature's genome... 2 weeks
NREL opens large database of inorganic thin-film materials
PHYS.ORG An extensive experimental database of inorganic thin-film materials that organizes a decade's worth of research at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now publicly available. 2 weeks
How cheetahs outsmart lions and hyenas
SCIENCE DAILY Cheetahs in the Serengeti National Park adopt different strategies while eating to deal with threats from top predators such as lions or hyenas. A new study shows that male cheetahs and single females eat their prey... 2 weeks
How cheetahs outsmart lions and hyenas
PHYS.ORG Cheetahs in the Serengeti National Park adopt different strategies while eating to deal with threats from top predators such as lions or hyenas. A new study in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology shows that male... 2 weeks
EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels
PHYS.ORG The EU's top court on Tuesday dealt another blow to US ridesharing giant Uber by backing the right of France and other member states to ban... 2 weeks
The fight for clean emissions continues
PHYS.ORG It is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters. Today, more than 300 million vehicles worldwide are fitted with such filters. However, a VERT conference... 2 weeks
A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife
PHYS.ORG VIDEO My (DM's) perception of threatened species habitats changed the first time I encountered a population of endangered lizards living under small surface rocks in... 2 weeks
Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'
PHYS.ORG Apple said Monday it had achieved a goal of "100 percent clean energy" for its facilities around the world. 2 weeks
Why the Tasmanian devil might be more susceptible to transmissible cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Cancers that can jump from one animal to another of the same species are rare, but the endangered Tasmanian devil is doubly unlucky: in recent years,... 2 weeks
Why nuclear fusion is gaining steam – again
PHYS.ORG Back when I studied geology in grad school, the long-term future of energy had a single name: nuclear fusion. It was the 1970s. The physicists I studied with predicted that tapping this... 2 weeks
There's no such thing as oversharing in conservation
SCIENCE DAILY Social gadflies in an organization are the new superheroes of conservation, according to a new study. 2 weeks
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A new wave of rock removal could spell disaster for farmland wildlife
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Fit for porpoise: Gene changes made 'river pig' unique
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Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in the past 400 years
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