Conservancy
Endangered whales react to environmental changes  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
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 · 6 hours
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 · 6 hours
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 · 6 hours
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 · 9 hours
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 · 12 hours
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 · 16 hours
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 1 day
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 · 2 days
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 days
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 days
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 days
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 days
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 days
Cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for... more
Earthquake-like brain-wave bursts found to be essential for healthy sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research in rats shows that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontaneous sleep-stage transitions and... more
Researchers create and stabilize pure polymeric nitrogen using plasma  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have reported the production of the first pure polymeric nitrogen compound at near-ambient conditions. The substance, which has existed only in theory for the last three decades, is predicted... more
Shark salvation found in crossing conformation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Confirmation of a transatlantic crossing by a highly endangered marine animal signals the need for "an international mindset" when seeking ways to conserve the basking shark—named among the world's 'weirdest' animals by National Geographic. more
Plant specimens provide powerful data about life in the Anthropocene  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Michigan State University report plant specimens are being used in novel new ways that could influence future environmental policy, species... more
AI to determine when to intervene with your driving  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Can your AI agent judge when to talk to you while you are driving? According to a research team, their in-vehicle conservation service technology will judge when it is appropriate... more
Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Equilibrium climate sensitivity—how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide—may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate scientists. more
Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Equilibrium climate sensitivity -- how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide -- may be underestimated in individual climate models, according to a team of climate... more
Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whale sharks are considered endangered, which means the species has suffered a population decline of more than 50% in the past three... more
Silver-Backed Chevrotain Rediscovered in Vietnam  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The silver-backed chevrotain (Tragulus versicolor), a deer-like species the size of a rabbit or small cat, has been rediscovered by an international team of researchers from... more
Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation research... more
Applying biodiversity conservation research in practice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One million species are threatened with extinction, many of them already in the coming decades. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity threatens valuable ecosystems and human well-being. But what is holding us back from putting conservation research... more
Putting a conservation finger on the internet's pulse  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists from the University of Helsinki have figured out how to mine people's online reactions to endangered animals and plants so that they can reduce the chance of pushing species toward extinction. more
Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide... more
Cats of the sea offer insights into territorial behavior of wild fishes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers carrying out regular monitoring of a Marine Protected Area off the UK coastline noticed species of wrasse demonstrating almost cat-like behavior as they... more
Miniature fanged 'deer' rediscovered tiptoeing through Vietnam's coastal forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Biologists have rediscovered a species lost to science since 1990 called a silver-backed chevrotain -- a deer-like species that is the size of a rabbit, has a silver sheen, and... more
Putting a conservation finger on the internet's pulse  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Social media is a rich vein of data for researchers to discover important trends in human environmental behavior. But analyzing this staggering quantity of data is a major challenge -- until now. more
New catalyst efficiently produces hydrogen from seawater  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Seawater is one of the most abundant resources on earth, offering promise both as a source of hydrogen—desirable as a source of clean energy—and of drinking water in arid climates. But even as water-splitting... more
Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive 'green bullet' catalyst that could ultimately provide entirely renewable energy. more
Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
After pairing up and raising chicks, males and females of some bird species spend their winter break apart. At the end of their journey to Central or South America, you might find... more
Saving Australia's sea lion population  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A world-first trial is under way to treat the Australian sea lion with a topical anti-parasitic in an attempt to rid the endangered species of debilitating hookworm infestation. The experiment is led by Dr. Rachael Gray, from the... more
Scientists take strides towards entirely renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have taken a giant stride towards solving a riddle that would provide the world with entirely renewable, clean energy from which water would be the only waste product. more
Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After pairing up and raising chicks, males and females of some bird species spend their winter break apart. At the end of their journey to Central or South America, you might find... more
Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have designed an affordable 'flow battery' membrane that could accelerate renewable energy for the electrical grid. more
Devolution is needed to reduce emissions and transition to clean energy sources, report finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More powers should be given to areas such as the Sheffield City Region to enable them to reduce their carbon... more
Fishy tacks: poaching threatens Balkans' biggest lake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Weary after a day's work on the water, Albanian fisherman Ilir Neziri peers down with disappointment at his small haul of carp from Shkodra, the largest lake in southern Europe. more
The importance of Madagascar's lowland rainforest for lemur conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Throughout their evolutionary history, animals in regions with limited lowland habitat have evolved to adapt to higher elevations. Although lemurs -- among the most endangered mammals on Earth -- are... more
To save biodiversity, scientists suggest 'mega-conservation'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While the conservation of charismatic creatures like pandas, elephants and snow leopards are important in their own right, there may be no better ecological bang-for-our-buck than a sound, science-based effort to save widespread keystone systems. And... more
The importance of Madagascar's lowland rainforest for lemur conservation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Throughout their evolutionary history, animals in regions with limited lowland habitat have evolved to adapt to higher elevations. Although lemurs—among the most endangered mammals on earth—are flexible and can persist... more
Jaw-some wombats may be great survivors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation sanctuaries. An international study has revealed that wombat jaws appear to change... more
Jaw–some wombats may be great survivors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation sanctuaries. more
Nanoscience—Insect-inspired motion sensing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to demonstrate a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in navigation technologies. more
Ancient bone protein reveals which turtles were on the menu in Florida, Caribbean  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of modern-day Florida and the Caribbean feasted on sea turtles, leaving behind bones that tell tales... more
Tethered chem combos could revolutionize artificial photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have doubled the efficiency of a chemical combo that captures light and splits water molecules so the building blocks can be used to produce hydrogen fuel. Their approach provides a platform for developing... more
Aussie researchers mount rescue bid for endangered pygmy possum  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate change is threatening to wipe out Australia's critically endangered mountain pygmy possum, but researchers are hoping to save the hibernating species by relocating the last remaining mammals to cooler... more
Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally... more
Efficient hydrogen conversion via PEC water splitting using hematite mesocrystals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A research group has succeeded in developing photocatalysts that can convert an efficient level of hydrogen from water using solar light. It is hoped that methods like this... more
New monitoring technque lets your remotely operated vehicle do the snorkelling  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
They have been trialling their new method, which involves using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) as a monitoring tool, at Macquarie's Marine Conservation and Management, and Advanced... more
Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to help authorities quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants... more
New Dinosaur Footprints Found in Alaska  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Footprints of duck-billed dinosaurs, armored dinosaurs and a tyrannosaur discovered in Aniakchak National Monument, southwestern Alaska, shed new light on the Cretaceous period, according... more
Insect decline more extensive than suspected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Compared to a decade ago, today the number of insect species on many areas has decreased by about one third. The loss of species mainly affects grasslands in the vicinity of intensively farmed land - but... more
Study shows how climate change may affect environmental conservation areas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Brazil contains the largest expanse of tropical ecosystems within protected areas, but a significant proportion of these reserves may be vulnerable to the effects of ongoing global climate... more
Efficient hydrogen conversion through solar water splitting using hematite mesocrystal-based photoanodes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A research group led by Associate Professor Takashi Tachikawa of Kobe University's Molecular Photoscience Research Center has succeeded in developing photocatalysts that can convert an efficient... more
Insect decline more extensive than suspected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Compared to a decade ago, today the number of insect species in many areas has decreased by about one-third. This is the result of a survey of an international research team led by scientists from the... more
Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One hour's drive from Senegal's capital Dakar, demand for cement is turning a protected baobab forest into a lifeless moonscape of open mines, dust clouds and lorry traffic. more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Microrobots clean up radioactive waste  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power... more
Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling... more
Where to install renewable energy in US to achieve greatest benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in... more
Mangroves reduce flood damages during hurricanes, saving billions of dollars in property losses  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Mangroves significantly reduce annual and catastrophic damages from storms and are a strong first line of defense for coastal communities, according to... more
Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling... more
Using renewable electricity for industrial hydrogenation reactions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From the design of improved batteries to the use of solar and wind power for commodity chemical production, the University of Pittsburgh's James McKone ways that chemical engineering can make the world more sustainable.... more
Scientists call for a more ambitious approach to management of Marine Protected Areas  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the University of Plymouth have contributed to a new book addressing some of the most pressing challenges in marine conservation. more
A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently to capture renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the... more
Why a sense of kinship is key to caring about the living world  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Leading thinkers in environmental economics and conservation are asking a pressing question. Why are we ignoring the destruction of the living world? more
How do you save endangered gorillas? With lots of human help  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. She bends the green stalks... more
Extent of human encroachment into world's protected areas revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A study of human activity within thousands of conservation spaces in over 150 countries suggests that—on average across the world—protected areas are not reducing the "anthropogenic pressure" on our most... more
Rare Bangladesh crocodile lays eggs in new hope for species  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A rare river-dwelling crocodile has started to lay eggs after being paired with an introduced male, Bangladesh conservationists said Sunday, raising hopes a successful hatching could save the... more
Tourism zones in Pirin National Park threaten chamois population  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
WWF-Bulgaria is alarmed that the new draft management plan for Pirin National Park is further endangering the habitat of the chamois. The draft plan foresees an expansion of sport infrastructure... more
What's driving tropical deforestation? Scientists map 45 years of satellite images  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Tropical forests are under increasing pressure from human activity such as agriculture. However, in order to put effective conservation measures in place, local decision-makers must be... more
Living on the edge: How a 2-D material got its shape  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ever since its discovery in 2004, graphene—an atomically thin material with amazing strength and electrical properties—has inspired scientists around the world to design new 2-D materials... more
What's driving tropical deforestation? Scientists map 45 years of satellite images  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tropical forests are under increasing pressure from human activity such as agriculture. However, in order to put effective conservation measures in place, local decision-makers must be... more
Gray wolves are protected in Washington. So why does the state keep killing them?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Somewhere near this tiny farming town last month, a Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife hunter conducted what officials call... more
Understanding local attitudes to snow leopards vital for their ongoing protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Local people in the Nepal Himalayas value snow leopards as much for the potential personal benefits they gain from the animals' conservation as they do for... more
Understanding local attitudes to snow leopards vital for their ongoing protection  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The team of researchers found that local attitudes towards the snow leopard were strongly linked to local views on the conservation methods used to protect them. more
Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. more
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas  nanowerk · 4 weeks
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable... more
Drought causes more than 100 elephant deaths in Botswana  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More than 100 elephants have died in two months in Botswana's Chobe National Park due to drought, which has also affected wildlife in other countries in the region, the government... more
Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency... more
Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency... more
Persistence pays off with first images of butterfly eggs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Kim Moss hunched over plants with her camera for hours in Grand Teton National Park this summer, hoping to capture the Parnassius clodius butterfly laying its eggs. She accomplished her... more
Climate change in protected areas endangers biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have calculated for the first time how climate change is likely to affect the earth's conservation areas by 2070. In Nature Communications, they present their study with which... more
'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable... more
Colorful Tennessee fish protected as endangered  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
n response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected the Barrens topminnow today under the Endangered Species Act. The small, colorful fish is found only... more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the 'City of David' in... more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in... more
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