Conservancy
UM study abroad students fuel understanding of gaps in conservation data  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Animals around the globe face rising extinction rates, but there is often a lack of data about the causes of population declines, as well as ecological... more
California lawmakers vote to block Trump's environmental rollbacks, defying Newsom  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom's objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San... more
Victorian hog deer genetics revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Australian researchers looking for a genetic lifeline to endangered hog deer species endemic to Pakistan, northern India and mainland southeast Asia have found widespread hybridization of the species in Victoria. more
Why the global Red List mislabels the risk to many species  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When we talk about how threatened animals or plants are, we will almost always reference their statuses on the Red List. Created by the International Union... more
Indonesia's toxic haze affecting Borneo's orangutans—rescuers  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Massive forest fires in Indonesia that have caused a toxic haze to spread as far as Singapore and peninsular Malaysia are also seriously affecting endangered orangutans and their habitat, a rescue foundation said Tuesday. more
Victorian hog deer genetics revealed  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Australian researchers looking for a genetic lifeline to endangered hog deer species endemic to Pakistan, northern India and mainland southeast Asia have found widespread hybridization of the species in Victoria. more
Nature documentaries increasingly talk about threats to nature, but still don't show them  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Researchers from Bangor University, University of Kent, Newcastle University and University of Oxford coded the scripts from the four most recent David... more
Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As renewable sources such as wind and solar are quickly changing the energy landscape, scientists are looking for ways to better store energy for when it's needed. Fuel... more
Size-dependent thermodynamic structural selection in colloidal crystallization  Science Magazine · 4 days
Nucleation and growth of crystalline phases play an important role in a variety of physical phenomena, ranging from freezing of liquids to assembly of colloidal particles. Understanding these processes in the context of colloidal... more
Thermoelectric Device Generates Light from ‘Darkness of Space’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A thermoelectric generator device developed by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University harnesses the cold... more
Tropical mountain rivers are where the magic happens  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Large tropical mountain river systems aren't getting the respect they deserve—at least not when it comes to research and conservation. more
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Research finds battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery conservation practices define user identities. more
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research from Cass Business School has found that battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery... more
Conservation of a Central American region is critical for migrating birds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Many of North America's migratory birds are declining, but the mysteries about when and how birds migrate must to be solved to effectively protect them. A... more
Conservation of a Central American region is critical for migrating birds  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new article identifies a previously overlooked area that is critical for conservation: the region between southern Mexico and Guatemala where songbirds fuel up for a... more
Madagascar's unique dugongs in danger  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Scientists have used historic DNA to discover some of the highest-risk populations of the endangered dugong are so genetically distinct, losing them would be the equivalent of losing a species of elephant. more
Conserving rare species for the maintenance of Mediterranean forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
This study has shown the importance of conserving rare species for the maintenance of complex ecosystems like Mediterranean forests. Therefore, for these species, it becomes essential to understand the factors... more
Conserving rare species for the maintenance of Mediterranean forests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A study led by researchers from the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology at the University of Seville has shown the importance of conserving rare species for the maintenance of... more
Nine black rhinos from S.Africa relocated to Tanzania  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nine black rhinos from South Africa have arrived in the Serengeti as part of efforts to repopulate the park with the critically endangered species, Tanzanian authorities said Tuesday. more
Weka: Sandwich-stealing scallywags or ecosystem managers?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Weka are often portrayed as little more than sandwich-stealing scallywags. The large, brown flightless bird's tendency to be curious and gobble any food available (whether it be an unwatched biscuit, penguin egg or endangered gecko) also... more
Protecting our plants  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tongariro National Park is not just centrally located—it's a central part of New Zealand culture. more
Time for a radical rethink about sand?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a sandbank on the Chambal River in northern India, the critically endangered gharial and red-crowned roofed turtle (the Chambal is the latter's last known refuge) bask side by side. It's late March and... more
Wild mountain gorillas found to play in water like humans  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from Kyoto University, Primate Cognition Research Group and Conservation through Public Health, has found that wild mountain gorillas living in Uganda play very much... more
New investigation cuts through the haze surrounding 'smoke-free' tobacco products  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A class of alternative tobacco product called heat-not-burn is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. The product manufacturers claim that these battery-operated devices produce a "clean," nicotine-laden... more
Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They're working on it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture... more
Scientists spot six near-extinct vaquita marinas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists said Monday they have spotted six vaquita marinas, one of the most endangered animals on Earth, off the coast of Mexico, reviving hopes for the survival of the world's smallest porpoise. more
And then there was light: looking for the first stars in the Universe  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers hunt for a 12-billion-year-old signal that marks the end of the post Big Bang 'dark age'. more
Not all meat is created equal: How diet changes can sustain world's food production  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An environmental engineer has created a model that predicts how several different conservation approaches could reduce demand for a nonrenewable... more
GIS and eDNA analysis system successfully used to discover new habitats of rare salamander  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A research team has successfully identified an unknown population of the endangered Yamato salamander (Hynobius vandenburghi) in Gifu Prefecture, using... more
Excited state intramolecular proton transfer in hydroxyanthraquinones: Toward predicting fading of organic red colorants in art  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Compositionally similar organic red colorants in the anthraquinone family, whose photodegradation can cause irreversible color and... more
GIS and eDNA analysis system successfully used to discover new habitats of rare salamander  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A research team has successfully identified an unknown population of the endangered Yamato salamander (Hynobius vandenburghi) in Gifu Prefecture using... more
Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone's bison  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider protections for two other species—a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona... more
Boltzmann generators: Sampling equilibrium states of many-body systems with deep learning  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Computing equilibrium states in condensed-matter many-body systems, such as solvated proteins, is a long-standing challenge. Lacking methods for generating statistically independent equilibrium samples in "one shot,"... more
Brown trout genome will help explain species' genetic superpowers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Better conservation and management of fish stocks is on the horizon, after the completion of the brown trout reference genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators.... more
Underwater soundscapes reveal differences in marine environments  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in areas considered protected, a new study from Oregon State University shows. more
Underwater soundscapes reveal differences in marine environments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in areas considered protected. more
These Students Are Breeding Endangered Finches. But Will It Save the Species?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The southern black-throated finch is thought to be extinct in New South Wales, and only an estimated 1,000 are left in the wild in... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Conservation plan could help endangered primates in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A project co-led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Bristol Zoo and West African Primate Conservation Action is set to protect nine species of primate found across Africa.... more
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The new study explores the subtle interplay of the primary components of such devices and outlines a theoretical framework for understanding the underlying fuel-forming reactions. The results suggest strategies for improving the efficiency and performance of such hybrid... more
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Securing enough energy to meet human needs is one of the greatest challenges society has ever faced. Previously reliable sources—oil, gas and coal—are degrading air quality, devastating land and ocean and altering the fragile balance of the global... more
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The new study explores the subtle interplay of the primary components of such devices and outlines a theoretical framework for understanding the underlying fuel-forming reactions. The results suggest strategies for improving the efficiency and performance of such hybrid... more
Grand Canyon to make second run at corralling bison herd  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the two years since the Grand Canyon approved a plan to reduce the number of bison roaming in the national park, the herd has only grown in... more
In Photos: How These Stunning Natural Bridges Form and Why They're So Gorgeous  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
This national park in Utah is home to three of the most spectacular natural bridges created by rushing water and jittery tectonic... more
AI uncovers new details about Old Master paintings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence can be used to analyse high-resolution digital X-ray images of paintings, providing more insight for conservators and those restoring classic works of art. A new algorithm was developed and used... more
Oxygen depletion in ancient oceans caused major mass extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Late in the prehistoric Silurian Period, around 420 million years ago, a devastating mass extinction event wiped 23 percent of all marine animals from the face of the planet. more
What if we paid countries to protect biodiversity?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world's natural heritage. In a recent study, they developed three different design options for an intergovernmental biodiversity financing mechanism. Asking... more
Banning trophy hunting can have a detrimental impact, experts say  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Experts have outlined "compelling evidence" that suggests banning trophy hunting can negatively affect conservation—arguing that unregulated killings are far more prevalent in non-hunting zones. more
Ancient civilizations were already messing up the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
As issues like climate change, global warming, and renewable energy dominate the national conversation, it's easy to assume these topics are exclusive to the modern world. But a huge collaborative study in... more
Africa's Mukula trees score a victory as trade is put under closer scrutiny  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
CITES—the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – has decided to include Mukula trees, one of... more
Grassland biodiversity is blowing in the wind  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Temperate grasslands are the most endangered but least protected ecosystems on Earth. Grassland restorations are crucial for recovering this important but highly degraded ecosystem. Restored grasslands, however, tend to be more species poor and... more
Wildlife protections tightened as southern Africa protests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A global wildlife summit has decided to regulate trade in giraffes and tighten protections for endangered animals including elephants, triggering a threat from disgruntled southern African nations to leave an international treaty. more
VGP generates largest number of high-quality genomes of iconic and endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) and collaborators are announcing the second data set of the largest number (101) of chromosomal-level genome assemblies of vertebrates... more
Isotopes in feces show where secretive jaguars hunt  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
To track secretive jaguars in the forested mountains of Belize, biologists turned to geology and feces analysis. Researchers discovered that jaguar scat reveals where the big cats were hunting in the mountains... more
Shameless thief or good forest citizen? Weka bring hidden benefits to New Zealand forests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Weka are often portrayed as little more than sandwich-stealing scallywags. The large, brown flightless bird's tendency to be curious and... more
Rare Caribbean gecko given highest level of protection under CITES  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Union Island gecko, found only in St Vincent & the Grenadines, is to be listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species... more
The genealogy of important broiler ancestor revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study examines the historical and genetic origins of the White Plymouth Rock chicken, an important contributor to today's meat chickens (broilers). Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden, The Livestock Conservancy and Virginia... more
Unraveling the history and science behind ancient decorative metal threads  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. But the historical record has limited insight into how these... more
Unraveling the history and science behind ancient decorative metal threads  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When it comes to historical fashion, nothing stands out more than an item woven with shiny metal threads. These threads have been woven into textiles since ancient times... more
Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help clean up the... more
Researchers use AI to plot green route to nylon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The chemical and allied industries face such challenges as ready access to reliable energy supplies, waste reduction, water conservation, and energy efficiency. Organic electrosynthesis—an electricity-driven, energy-efficient process that can easily... more
Speeding up hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today's environmental challenges. The energy density of... more
Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Seven eggs from the world's last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes... more
This rat is foiling developers' plans to capitalize on a weaker Endangered Species Act  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Southern California developers have long sought relief from regulations protecting wildlife, and earlier this month the Trump administration obliged, formally... more
Keeping monkeys as pets is extraordinarily cruel–a ban is long overdue  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Most people will have seen at least one headline over the last couple of years describing animal attacks on humans. This needn't include the elephant from... more
Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough... more
Memory T cells shelter in bone marrow, boosting immunity in mice with restricted diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have... more
San Francisco Zoo brings red-legged frogs back to Yosemite  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A healthy population of red-legged frogs is hopping in Yosemite National Park, helped by a reintroduction program with the San Francisco Zoo. more
US environmental groups sue over wildlife protection rollbacks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
US environmental groups have sued the administration of President Donald Trump over rollbacks that weaken the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving iconic species from the bald eagle to the... more
Genetic diversity couldn't save Darwin's finches  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers found that Charles Darwin's famous finches defy what has long been considered a key to evolutionary success: genetic diversity. The study of the finches of the Galapagos Islands could change the way conservation biologists think... more
Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic nesting geese  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Life over the last half-century has been pretty good for populations of Svalbard barnacle geese. A hunting ban implemented in the 1950s in their overwintering area in Scotland has led... more
French Guiana grapples with Asian craving for fish bladder  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For years, Asian demand for a dried fish bladder prized as a culinary delicacy—and purported aphrodisiac—has been a boon to French Guiana's fishing industry, but officials are racing to rein... more
'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, conservationists say, warning the trend could push species towards extinction. more
How conserving nature's 'umbrella' species could benefit whole habitats  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In conservation, charismatic mammals and birds such as the black rhinoceros and the capercaillie get a lot of attention, while others, like invertebrates, are often ignored. One way of addressing... more
Century-old fish scales reveals startling decline in salmon populations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers drawing on 100-year-old sources of salmon data have found that recent returns of wild adult sockeye salmon to the Skeena River—Canada's second largest salmon watershed— are 75 percent lower... more
Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Set-aside patches of high-quality forest on palm oil plantations may help protect species like orangutans, as well as various species of insects, birds and... more
Connected forest networks on oil palm plantations key to protecting endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Connected areas of high-quality forest running through oil palm plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests. more
Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Cold water released from Lake Shasta into the Sacramento River to benefit endangered salmon can be detrimental to young green sturgeon, a threatened species... more
Shasta dam releases can be managed to benefit both salmon and sturgeon, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cold water released from Lake Shasta into the Sacramento River to benefit endangered salmon can be detrimental to young green... more
Using principles of mechanics and physics to identify state of individual cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have discovered a new way to identify the state of individual cells by bringing principles of... more
Research using mechanics and physics could predict diseases that 'stress out' cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have discovered a new way to identify the state of individual cells by bringing principles of... more
Conservationists, EU MPs urge ban on trophy hunting of endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Dozens of European parliamentarians and conservation groups called Sunday on the regulator of global wildlife trade to ban all trophy hunting of rhinos, elephants and other... more
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