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Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection  PHYS.ORG · 29 minutes
More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to a study... more
Researchers set standards for models in biodiversity assessments  PHYS.ORG · 29 minutes
Over the past 20 years, more than 6000 studies have used one of the most common classes of biodiversity modeling, species distribution models (SDMs). Over half of the studies using SDMs sought... more
High extinction risk for wild coffee species and implications for coffee sector sustainability  Science Magazine · 41 minutes
Wild coffee species are critical for coffee crop development and, thus, for sustainability of global coffee production. Despite this fact, the extinction... more
Urbanization may hold key to tiger survival  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition—for humans. The study marks the first-of-its-kind analysis that overlays human... more
Ocean giant gets a health check: Combination blood, tissue test reveals whale shark diets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according... more
Map of chemicals in jellyfish could be the future to protecting UK waters and marine life  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed maps of chemicals found in jellyfish which could... more
What's in a species? Biologist helps determine wolf taxonomy  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
It's right there in the name: The Endangered Species Act is meant to protect endangered species of animals. more
Ocean giant gets a health check: Combination blood, tissue test reveals whale shark diets  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according... more
Tanzania forest to be protected as a result of major scientific discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
The United Republic of Tanzania has announced it will protect a globally unique forest ecosystem in East Africa, following research that demonstrated it is... more
Affordable Clean Energy rule may lead to more air pollution and carbon emissions, study says  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A new study published in Environmental Research Letters and co-authored by Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental... more
New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Every summer, a "dead zone" forms in the Gulf of Mexico. Plumes of oxygen-robbing algae, fed by excess nitrogen coming in from the Mississippi River, kill... more
New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen pollution in agricultural drainage water  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
In a new study, scientists have estimated that a new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10... more
Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches... more
New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen pollution in agricultural drainage water  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Every summer, a "dead zone" forms in the Gulf of Mexico. Plumes of oxygen-robbing algae, fed by excess nitrogen coming in from the Mississippi River, kill... more
Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and orchards, leaving 35 threatened or endangered species confined to isolated patches... more
New study shows animals may get used to drones  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study in Conservation Physiology shows that over time, bears get used to drones. Previous work indicated that animals behave fearfully or show a stress response near drone flights.... more
Central Texas salamanders, including newly identified species, at risk of extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Biologists have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also... more
Bear necessities: New study highlights importance of water resources for Andean bears  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study highlights the importance of water for Andean bears living in the mountain forests of Peru. The study found that bears exhibit... more
Getting green renewables into the grid  nanowerk · 1 day
Today's clean, renewable energy is bringing power to millions with virtually no adverse environmental impact. An project is modelling the power sector and assessing different scenarios for the further integration of green renewables into the electrical... more
Turning urban sewage into clean water thanks to 'electric' bacteria  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed a full-scale application of an eco-friendly technology that treats sewage water with zero-energy costs. more
Bear necessities: New study highlights importance of water resources for Andean bears  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new study is shedding light on the importance of one critical resource for Andean bears living in the dry mountain forests of Peru:... more
Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow's milk allergy. Scientists found that gut microbes from healthy human infant donors... more
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research has revealed that gardens and... more
Central Texas salamanders, including newly identified species, at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that... more
Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow's milk allergy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow's milk allergy. Scientists at the University of Chicago found that gut microbes from healthy... more
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at... more
Nanostructures get better at harvesting sunlight for solar steam generation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One way to produce clean water is to heat dirty water until it turns into steam. As the steam rises, it leaves behind the heavier contaminants and can... more
New mathematical model to save endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What does the blue whale have in common with the Bengal tiger and the green turtle? They share the risk of extinction and are classified as endangered species. There are multiple reasons for species... more
New mathematical model can help save endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
One of the greatest challenges in saving endangered species is to predict if an animal population will die out. Accurate and reliable models are crucial for conservationists. more
Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday. more
Scientists develop monoclonal antibodies combinations that protect animals from Ebola viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Scientists from academia, industry, and government have developed a combination of monoclonal antibodies that protected animals from all three Ebola viruses known to cause human disease.... more
Experimental antibody 'cocktail' protects animals from three deadly Ebola viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have developed a combination of monoclonal antibodies that protected animals from all three Ebola viruses that cause human disease. The antibody 'cocktail,' called MBP134, is the first... more
Scientists identify gene cluster in budding yeasts with major implications for renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Yeasts are complex organisms that may become the workhorses of biofuel production. To move yeasts into this larger role, scientists need to... more
Hydrogen mobility from renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A reliable energy transition requires the implication of a range of scientific domains: physical, human, social, economic, as well as earth and life sciences, with the particular concern to put the end user in the centre of technology... more
Technology helps reduce energy costs on Indiana farm while protecting environment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Purdue University alumnus is using clean, solar energy to drastically reduce the electric bill for his northern Indiana hog farm with the help of a... more
Scientists breathalyze cows to measure methane emissions  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Cattle burps are the No. 2 source of methane in the U.S., but it's tricky to measure exactly how much methane one cow produces in a day. That's why researchers at the USDA-ARS Conservation... more
New catalysts for better fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST) have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells, according to a study published in the journal of Applied Catalysis B:... more
New catalysts for better fuel cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have fabricated nano-sized catalysts that could improve the performance and production of clean energy fuel cells. more
Elephants take to the road for reliable resources  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Landscapes can change from day-to-day and year-to-year, and many animals will move about according to resource availability. But do they remember past resource conditions? Just how important is memory and spatial cognition... more
How much can we influence the rate of innovation?  Science Magazine · 1 week
Innovation is how organizations drive technological change, but the rate of innovation can vary considerably from one technological domain to another. To understand why some domains flourish more rapidly than... more
Lassen Volcanic National Park: The West’s Most Beautiful, Least-Visited Wonderland (Photos)  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The national park is full of steaming vents, snowy trails, diverse wildlife, colorful wildflowers and heavenly night-sky views. more
NREL details great potential for floating PV systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers estimate that installing floating solar photovoltaics on the more than 24,000 man-made U.S. reservoirs could generate about 10 percent of the nation's annual electricity production. Their... more
Insect biological control shields tropical forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international team of scientists, involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers, has just revealed how on-farm biological control can slow the pace of tropical deforestation and avert biodiversity loss on a macro-scale. The case study... more
Insect biological control shields tropical forests  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Though often perceived as an environmentally-risky practice, biological control of invasive species can restore crop yields, ease land pressure and contribute to forest conservation. This paper illustrates the positive impacts of biological control using the cassava... more
Bluefin tuna are back around the UK and a new study explains why  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bluefin tuna are back in the sea around the U.K. after decades of absence and a new study says that warming seas... more
Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state... more
Forest soundscapes monitor conservation efforts inexpensively, effectively  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a new article. more
Greener hydrogen from water  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The idea of using hydrogen as the basis of a clean sustainable energy source, often termed a hydrogen economy, has been a topic of conversation for decades. Hydrogen fuel, for example, doesn't emit any carbon dioxide and is considered more... more
Video: Artificial intelligence putting an end to poaching  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When placed in protected areas, the TrailGuard artificial intelligence camera uses AI inference at the edge to detect possible poachers and alert park rangers in near real-time, allowing them to take action... more
Forest soundscapes monitor conservation efforts inexpensively, effectively  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recordings of the sounds in tropical forests could unlock secrets about biodiversity and aid conservation efforts around the world, according to a perspective paper published in Science. more
Exceptional points in optics and photonics  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Exceptional points are branch point singularities in the parameter space of a system at which two or more eigenvalues, and their corresponding eigenvectors, coalesce and become degenerate. Such peculiar degeneracies are distinct features of non-Hermitian systems,... more
Long term agriculture change impacts stream water quality  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured concentrations... more
Volunteers strive to stave off shutdown chaos at US parks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sabra Purdy is just back from Joshua Tree National Park in southern California, which was crammed with tourists. It is high season, and to prevent chaos from the... more
Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Indonesia's tsunami has raised fears that another deadly wave could wipe out the few dozen Javan rhinos still living in the wild, conservation authorities said Friday. more
Reactive optical matter: Light-induced motion  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Newton's third law dictates that forces between interacting particles are equal and opposite for closed systems. In a non-equilibrium environment, the third law can be defied, giving rise to "nonreciprocal" forces. Theoretically, this was shown when dissimilar, optically... more
Gray wolf arrives at New Mexico zoo for recovery program  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Albuquerque's zoo has received another Mexican gray wolf as part of an international recovery effort that includes breeding the endangered animals in captivity to ensure their genetic viability. more
Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching  REUTERS · 3 weeks
French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into... more
Novel lung-inspired design converts water into fuel  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists at Stanford University have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research, published December 20 in the journal Joule, could help existing clean energy... more
Illuminating nanoparticle growth with X-rays  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising technology for producing clean and renewable energy, but the cost and activity of their cathode materials is a major challenge for commercialization. Many fuel cells require expensive platinum-based catalysts—substances that initiate and... more
At botanical garden in Mexico, natural species blossom again  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Imagine a botanical garden, and acres of carefully designed, highly manicured, delicately pruned "zoos for plants" may come to mind. But at El Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and... more
Lean electrolyte design is a game-changer for magnesium batteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles to battery storage for renewable energy systems. more
Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the... more
Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston on the coastal communities of... more
Quantum tricks to unveil the secrets of topological materials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
'Topological materials' produce electron states that can be very interesting for technical applications, but it is extremely difficult to identify these materials and their associated electronic states. A 'crystal' made... more
Testing the paradigm of an ideal glass transition: Dynamics of an ultrastable polymeric glass  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
A major challenge to understanding glass-forming materials is obtaining equilibrium data far below the laboratory glass transition temperature Tg. The... more
Researchers explore genetics of California mountain lions to inform future conservation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing future wildlife... more
Lean electrolyte design is a game-changer for magnesium batteries  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from the University of Houston and the Toyota Research Institute of America have discovered a promising new version of high-energy magnesium batteries, with potential applications ranging from electric vehicles... more
Quantum tricks to unveil the secrets of topological materials  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Topological materials produce electron states that can be very interesting for technical applications, but it is extremely difficult to identify these materials and their associated electronic states. A 'crystal' made... more
Industrial fishing in marine protected areas poses significant threats to endangered sharks and other species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What began as a Dalhousie Ph.D. student's investigation into North Atlantic shark populations turned into an eye-opening discovery... more
Red tide in retreat: Just two sites in Florida test positive in latest daily checks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Concentrations of red tide have decreased to the lowest point since the major bloom began in 2017, according... more
Bird migration and conservation clues in robin and Turtle dove genomes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The European robin and Turtle dove have had their genetic codes sequenced and assembled for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and... more
Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation... more
‘Megalibraries’ of nanomaterials could speed clean energy and other grand challenge targets  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Researchers develop high-speed approach to make up to 5 billion combinations of different nanomaterials in a single shot more
Elevated trawling inside protected areas undermines conservation outcomes in a global fishing hot spot  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly used as a primary tool to conserve biodiversity. This is particularly relevant in heavily... more
For gait transitions, stability often trumps energy savings  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Working with nine animal models, researchers find a preference for stability over energy conservation during speed-related gait transitions. more
A lung-inspired design turns water into fuel  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research could help existing clean energy technologies run more efficiently. more
A lung-inspired design turns water into fuel  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at Stanford University have designed an electrocatalytic mechanism that works like a mammalian lung to convert water into fuel. Their research, published December 20 in the journal Joule, could help existing clean energy... more
Peanuts that do more with less water  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers are studying peanut varieties to find a 'water conservation' trait. It would help the plant maintain a high yield during a drought. more
Defects in nanoparticles help to drive the production of hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nanomaterials that speed up the production of hydrogen gas have been created by A*STAR and NTU researchers. This work could help to... more
Researcher finds a cheap way to identify invasive coconuts from space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Conservation scientists can use free satellite imagery to track invasive plant species on remote Pacific islands, according to new research. more
Smiling at danger, China's finless porpoise fights to survive  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In an oxbow lake along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, a breathy sigh pierces the surface stillness as one of China's most endangered animals comes up for a... more
Social animals have more parasite infections but lower infection-related costs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Animals living in large groups tend to have more parasites than less social animals do, but according to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B,... more
Social animals have more parasitic infections but lower infection-related costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Animals living in large groups tend to have more parasites than less social animals do, but according to a new study, they may also be better protected from... more
Banning trophy hunting imports won't save the world's wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Well-meaning celebrities and MPs recently published a letter in the Guardian, calling for a ban on trophy hunting imports into the UK. To the novice conservationist, this surely sounds like... more
Study unearths new information on age, activity of Alaska's Wrangell volcanic belt  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study by a team of geologists that includes Kansas State University's Matthew Brueseke has found that the Wrangell volcanic belt in Alaska's... more
New composite advances lignin as a renewable 3-D printing material  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3-D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for... more
Outrage as six baby seals decapitated in New Zealand  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Six baby seals have been found decapitated in New Zealand in what wildlife rangers on Wednesday branded a "cruel and senseless" act against a protected species. more
Using endangered barbary macaques as photo props could negatively impact Moroccan tourism  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Wild animals are increasingly exploited for entertainment and photo opportunities. A new study highlights that tourists in Morocco object to the use of barbary... more
Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of costs. In a... more
Globally, new solar power plants added almost 35% to new power generating capacity in 2017  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the 8th year now, solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according... more
Adventures in phase space: Unified map on plastic and elastic glasses  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Glasses are an enigma among solid phases. Like crystalline solids they are hard, but unlike crystals they are amorphous on the molecular scale. Because of this... more
Carbon fuels go green for renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For decades, scientists have searched for effective ways to remove excess carbon dioxide emissions from the air, and recycle them into products such as renewable fuels. But the process of converting carbon dioxide into... more
Using endangered barbary macaques as photo props could negatively impact Moroccan tourism  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Wild animals are increasingly exploited for entertainment and photo opportunities. A new study highlights that tourists in Morocco object to the use of barbary... more
Does saving energy save the climate?  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
To stop climate change, saving energy matters less than switching to renewable energy. Indeed, says Anthony Patt, it isn't clear whether saving energy makes much of a difference at all. more
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