Conservancy
1,700-Year-Old Elusa Inscription Bears City’s Name  SCI-NEWS.COM · 14 hours
The ancient city of Elusa (Hebrew: Halutza) is located at the northern edge of the Negev desert and was established as a caravan station... more
Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests has led to a breakthrough in the understanding of biosecuity measures for the endangered echo... more
Back to the drawing board for conservationists battling against infectious parrot disease  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A study into the effectiveness of disinfecting birds' nests, carried out by the University of Kent, has led to a breakthrough in the understanding... more
Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of... more
Tracking turtles with telemetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new model has been created that can forecast the location of Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America in an effort to decrease bycatch mortality of this critically endangered and ecologically important species. more
Converting biomass by applying mechanical force  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
One of the greatest global challenges is the efficient use of renewable sources in order to meet the increasing demand for energy and feedstock chemicals in the future. In this context, biomass is a promising alternative... more
Researchers uncover new clues to surviving extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
'Great Dying' extinction survivors appear to have shared many of the same ecological roles as their predecessors, with one catch -- there was a surge in the number of individuals with more modern traits.... more
Tracking turtles with telemetry  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new model has been created that can forecast the location of Eastern Pacific leatherback turtles along the coast of Central and South America in an effort to decrease bycatch mortality of this critically endangered and ecologically important species. more
Renewable energy won't make Bitcoin 'green,' but tweaking its mining mechanism might  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is known for its energy footprint. Now, a researcher suggests that renewable hydropower production cannot supply the large quantities of energy... more
Video: Are we running out of helium?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Did you realize that just like certain animals here on Earth, there are endangered elements, too? For example, we're constantly losing helium, a gas that defies gravity and escapes our atmosphere into space. This... more
Renewable energy reduces the highest electric rates in the nation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Coal is the primary fuel source for Midwest electric utilities. Michigan Technological University researchers found that increasing renewable and distributed generation energy sources can save Michigan electric consumers... more
Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a new technique that may greatly reduce industry's dependence on natural gas, combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial... more
Significant milestone in whooping crane recovery  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This week marks a significant milestone in the conservation and recovery of the endangered whooping crane. On March 11 and 13, the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center transferred its last two cranes of the... more
Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Large herbivore populations can substantially recover after war-induced declines, given that protected area management is provided, according to a study published March 13 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
Could internet activity provide accurate in plant and animal conservation?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
More than a quarter of the species in their dataset showed seasonal interest. For these seasonal species, the researchers found that the timing and amount of internet activity... more
Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Trust, transparency, communication, and fairness in the planning and management of conservation projects may be more important for gaining long-term local support than emphasizing ecological effectiveness,... more
Chemical storage of renewable energies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In 2050, 80 percent of the electric power in Germany has to be based on renewable resources. To reach this goal, it is required to store electric power in the form of chemical energy carriers. Within the priority... more
Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Trust, transparency, communication, and fairness in the planning and management of conservation projects may be more important for gaining long-term local support than emphasizing ecological effectiveness,... more
Little owls on the move  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The little owl, Athene noctua, is a small nocturnal owl and is classified as an endangered species on the German Red List. In recent years the existing population of little owls has successfully been stabilized in the south-west... more
The summer bushfires you didn't hear about, and the invasive species fuelling them  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In January 2019, fires burned across a 100-kilometre length of the iconic Tjoritja National Park in the West MacDonnell Ranges, from Ormiston... more
Chemical storage of renewable energies  nanowerk · 1 week
Catalytic reaction systems are in the focus of the program 'Catalysts and Reactors under Dynamic Conditions for Energy Storage and Conversion' (DynaKat). more
Sowing the seeds – The past, present and future of plant conservation at FFI  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
You have to fast-forward almost 80 years from the origins of Fauna & Flora International (FFI) before you find any... more
Sugar set for 'energycane' reinvention  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry's future. more
Zero-emission diesel combustion using a non-equilibrium-plasma-assisted MnO2 filter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Diesel engines are widely used in agricultural machinery, vehicles and ships because of their high thermal efficiency. The sulfur contained in diesel fuel is oxidized to sulfur dioxide by combustion. This sulfur... more
Coral reef parks protecting only 40 percent of fish biomass potential  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Marine scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups examining the ecological status of coral reefs across the Indian and Pacific oceans have uncovered an... more
Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows. more
In developing nations, national parks could save endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study of animal populations inside and outside a protected area in Senegal, Niokolo-Koba National Park, shows that protecting such an area from human interaction and development preserves not... more
Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows. more
Zero-emission diesel combustion using a non-equilibrium-plasma-assisted MnO2 filter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Engineers have used ozone from an atmospheric-pressure non-equilibrium plasma together with the desulfurization catalyst MnO2 to almost completely eliminate NOx and SOx from diesel exhaust gas at a low temperature of 473... more
Ecologists find a 'landscape of fearlessness' in a war-torn savannah  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using a series of well-designed experiments in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a research team confirmed each step in a trophic cascade between the elimination of predators (including leopards,... more
In developing nations, national parks could save endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The West African chimpanzee population has declined by nearly 80 percent in recent decades. Habitat loss is threatening their livelihoods across the continent, and especially in Senegal, where corporate mining... more
Cascading impacts of large-carnivore extirpation in an African ecosystem  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The world’s largest carnivores are declining and now occupy mere fractions of their historical ranges. Theory predicts that when apex predators disappear, large herbivores should become less fearful, occupy new... more
Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. Recent findings indicate that, in farming areas, species that emerge in late... more
Crucial milestone for critically endangered bird  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team led by a conservation biologist has successfully relocated threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a different island to help prevent their extinction. Four females and two males were caught on Denis Island and... more
Debate on predator-prey relationships  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Experts have shed new light on the relationship between predators and their prey after studying how elk responded to the risk posed by grey wolves in an American national park. more
New study informs debate on predator-prey relationships  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Experts have shed new light on the relationship between predators and their prey after studying how elk responded to the risk posed by grey wolves in an American national park. more
Crucial milestone for critically endangered bird  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team led by a conservation biologist from the University of Kent has successfully re-located threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a different island to help prevent their extinction. more
Conservation model benefits both ecological and economic needs of Great Salt Lake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the United States, the Great Salt Lake in Utah is home to a multimillion-dollar brine shrimp industry, which collects and sells brine shrimp... more
Ecological vineyards help protecting bird population in the environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ecological farmlands help protecting bird populations and reducing the effects of global change on the environment, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment by the... more
China prosecutes 11 people in $119 million totoaba fish bust  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chinese authorities have prosecuted 11 people for smuggling $119 million worth of Mexican totoaba fish swim bladders, one of the country's biggest busts related to the trafficking of... more
Culturally sensitive conservation approaches needed to protect Ethiopian church forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Human disturbance reduces forest density, biomass, and richness of species in sacred church forests of northern Ethiopia, according to new research. more
Culturally sensitive conservation approaches needed to protect Ethiopian church forests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Human disturbance reduces forest density, biomass, and richness of species in sacred church forests of northern Ethiopia, according to new research by Catherine L. Cardelús of Colgate University... more
Rethinking old-growth forests using lichens as an indicator of conservation value  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Biologists propose a better way to assess the conservation value of North American old-growth forests -- using lichens, sensitive bioindicators of environmental change. Old-growth forests are... more
Dust affects tooth wear and chewing efficiency in chimpanzees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a new study, Leipzig researchers collected feces from chimpanzees living at Taï National Park, Ivory Coast, and analyzed chewing efficiency during dry and rainy periods. They found that increased... more
Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a couple of... more
Discovering the next generation of catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled to meet the world's demand for clean energy over the next 30 years. Catalysts that can ensure the storage of solar and wind energy in fuels... more
Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity -- environmental pollution and sustainable energy. more
Discovering the next generation of catalysts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled to meet the world's demand for clean energy over the next 30 years. Catalysts that can ensure the storage of solar and wind energy in fuels... more
Thirteen mammal extinctions prevented by havens  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A stocktake of Australia's animal havens – conservation areas free of cats and foxes – has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions. more
Rethinking old-growth forests using lichens as an indicator of conservation value  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two Canadian biologists are proposing a better way to assess the conservation value of old-growth forests in North America—using lichens, sensitive bioindicators of environmental change. more
A faster, more accurate way to monitor drought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new drought monitoring method allows scientists to identify the onset of drought sooner, meaning conservation or remediation measures could be put into place sooner. The new method uses thermal stress --... more
Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biodiversity. A growing demand for agricultural products requires ever new cultivated areas. Even though technological advances are making agriculture... more
Potential new source of rare earth elements  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements - phosphate rock waste - and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a new study. The approach could benefit... more
Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Environmentalists lost a court challenge Monday to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species. more
Endangered eel located using DNA from one liter of water  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have shed light on the distribution of Japanese eel by analyzing environmental DNA (eDNA) from small samples of river water. This could enable faster and more effective... more
Endangered eel located using DNA from one litre of water  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have shed light on the distribution of Japanese eel by analyzing environmental DNA (eDNA) from small samples of river water. This could enable faster and more effective... more
Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to... more
A water-splitting catalyst unlike any other  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Electricity can be generated by renewable sources such as sunlight and wind, then used to split water, which makes hydrogen as a fuel for emerging energy devices such as fuel cells. Because hydrogen is a clean... more
Team discovers 'incredibly' diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than 10 miles into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, on the edge of the caldera, lives a high-elevation community so diverse that Montana State University scientists call it... more
'Incredibly' diverse microbial community high in Yellowstone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than 10 miles into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park, on the edge of the caldera, lives a high-elevation community so diverse that scientists call it "incredible, unique and truly weird." more
'Upcycling' plastic bottles could give them a more useful second life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a recycling process that transforms single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and carpet made... more
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey. The survey was conducted between July and October 2018 by conservation group Elephants... more
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales and chimpanzees, argues that animals' cultural knowledge needs... more
Recovering forests important to conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Tropical forests recovering from disturbance could be much more important to the conservation of forest bird species than first thought, according to a new study. more
Animal cultures matter for conservation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts more
EU clears RWE takeover of EON electricity generation assets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The EU on Tuesday approved RWE's acquisition of fellow German energy company EON's renewable and nuclear generation assets as part of a major asset swap. more
Saving threatened orangutans with climate change-resilient trees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A study of the International Union for Conservation of Nature has identified tree species native to Indonesia's Kutai National Park that are resilient to climate change. The species support threatened East Bornean orangutan populations;... more
Recovering forests important to conservation, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical forests recovering from disturbance could be much more important to the conservation of forest bird species than first thought, according to a new study. more
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales and chimpanzees, argues that animals' cultural knowledge needs... more
Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe—named for literature's most famous castaway—have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife. more
A study on Bonelli's eagles urges a reduction in human-wildlife conflict  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A study carried out by the University of Alicante (UA) by Vertebrate Zoology Research Group and the University of Valencia (UV) Cavanilles Institute on Bonelli's eagles... more
Poachers kill elephant in Cambodia wildlife sanctuary  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An elephant has been found dead with its tusks and tail sliced off in a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where wild elephant numbers have dwindled to just a few hundred due to poaching and... more
Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys Share Nursing of Infants, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An international team of scientists has discovered that female golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana), an endangered species of... more
Climate change may affect ecological interactions among species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, insectivores, frugivores, scavengers and decomposers, Earth's ecosystems function within a vast web of interactions among plants, animals, insects, fungi and microorganisms. A fundamental part of this web resides... more
Equilibrium: When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Many situations in economics are complicated and competitive. New research raises the question of whether many theories in economics may suffer from the very fundamental problem... more
Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
How wildlife respond to climate change is likely to be complex. To better understand the effects of climate... more
Method assesses health and size of lizard populations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Monitoring programs that survey many wildlife species at the same time across large geographic regions are important for informing conservation decisions, but reptiles are often missing from these efforts because they are... more
Complete world map of tree diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have succeeded in constructing, from scattered data, a world map of the diversity of tree species. Climate plays a central role for its global distribution; however, the number of species in a specific region also... more
Sculpting stable structures in pure liquids  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Oscillating flow and light pulses can be used to create reconfigurable architecture in liquid crystals. Materials scientists can carefully engineer concerted microfluidic flows and localized optothermal fields to achieve control on nucleation , growth and shape... more
Best reply structure and equilibrium convergence in generic games  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Game theory is widely used to model interacting biological and social systems. In some situations, players may converge to an equilibrium, e.g., a Nash equilibrium, but in other situations their... more
Most sleep does not serve a vital function: Evidence from Drosophila melanogaster  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Sleep appears to be a universally conserved phenomenon among the animal kingdom, but whether this notable evolutionary conservation underlies a basic vital function is... more
When does one of the central ideas in economics work?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The concept of equilibrium is one of the most central ideas in economics. It is one of the core assumptions in the vast majority of economic models, including... more
How to keep conservation policies from backfiring in a globally connected world  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For many years environmentalists have urged the public to "think globally, act locally" – meaning, consider the health of the planet, then take action... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) are a new kind of technology to harvest wind energy. The expensive and heavy tower and rotor of a conventional wind turbine are replaced by a light tether and... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these systems... more
In Photos: Stunning Views of Grand Canyon National Park  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
It is not the widest nor longest nor deepest canyon in the world, but the Grand Canyon of northern Arizona is certainly one of the most impressive and most visited... more
Multinational initiative to study familial primary distal renal tubular acidosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In addition to regulating the body's fluid balance, by excreting greater or smaller amounts of urine, the kidneys also maintain the proper balance of electrolytes (salts) and the... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
Returning lost eagle species to Wales  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Research taking place in Wales could see the return of lost eagle species to our countryside, bringing both conservation and economic benefits. more
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