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Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Machine learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can help bring to Earth... more
Machine learning speeds modeling of experiments aimed at capturing fusion energy on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Machine learning can help bring to Earth the clean fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Researchers are using this form... more
Dirty data: Firms count environmental costs of digital planet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Technology is often touted as a solution to the world's environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their... more
Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save slow-breeding giants  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research. more
Hydropower dams can harm coastal areas far downstream  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of hydroelectric dams are under construction around the world, mainly in developing countries. These enormous structures are one of the world's largest sources of renewable energy, but they also cause environmental... more
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful, this could help the country carve... more
Study dives deep into saving endangered shark  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy-hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (The Meg). One of the smallest mackerel sharks is the porbeagle—on... more
Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save slow-breeding giants  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research coinciding with Endangered Species Day. more
Malnourished fruit flies preserve genital size to ensure reproductive success  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In most animals, body size shrinks when food becomes scarce, but some parts are protected from shrinkage. In humans without enough food, the body becomes small, but the... more
Newly discovered fossil footprints force paleontologists to rethink ancient desert inhabitants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A large... more
Many species could be even more likely to go extinct than we realise  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
More than a million species are at risk of extinction according to a new report on biodiversity. But even some species that... more
Predator exposure can help vulnerable species survive in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Bilbies vs. feral cats—a Hunger Games-style experiment conducted in a South Australian desert has produced fascinating results with important implications for the conservation of our endangered species. more
Critically endangered Hawaiian crows build first nest in the wild in decades  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Two Hawaiian crows, or alala, have done something momentous in the struggle to save the critically endangered species. more
Producing food while preserving biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: Nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in order to enable... more
Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: Urban environments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. A study published... more
Trade could be key to balancing conservation of freshwater sources and food security  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition from other sectors. The results indicate... more
Producing food whilst preserving biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In nature conservation and agriculture, there are two opposing views of how to combine high biodiversity and sustainable food production: nature conservation should either be integrated into agricultural land, or segregated into protected areas in order to enable... more
Trade could be key to balancing conservation of freshwater sources and food security  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An IIASA study published in the journal Nature Sustainability today, evaluated whether water for the environment could be prioritized under growing competition... more
Research team leads the way in a green chemistry breakthrough for renewables  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Electrolytic water splitting is widely understood to be the most feasible method for the production of green hydrogen fuel as a versatile means of... more
Scientists use historical data to create first assessment of human impacts on biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The way humans use land across the British Isles has changed beyond recognition during the past 8,000 years. But what impact has... more
'Step-change' in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the... more
A step for a promising new battery to store clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting... more
Wild red deer contribute to the preservation of open landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Similar to farm animals such as cattle or sheep, wild red deer grazing in open landscapes can also contribute to the conservation of protected habitats. This was demonstrated... more
How sea level rise affects birds in coastal forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. Researchers found that the transition from forests to marshes along the North Carolina coast due to climate change could benefit some... more
Wild red deer contribute to the preservation of open landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Similar to farm animals such as cattle or sheep, wild red deer grazing in open landscapes can also contribute to the conservation of protected habitats. more
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on... more
Genome of the endangered pygmy hog reveals interbreeding with several pig species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The little pygmy hog turns out to be a big piece in resolving the complex evolutionary puzzle of wild boar speciation. Researchers from Wageningen... more
Clean fuel cells could be cheap enough to replace gas engines in vehicles  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles. more
Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it's been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on... more
A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small Cessna soared high above the Mojave Desert recently, its engine growling in the choppy morning air. As the aircraft skirted... more
Southern African leaders seek ways to manage elephant populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Leaders from four southern African countries held talks in Botswana on Tuesday to better manage the world's largest concentration of elephants, amid growing concerns over poaching, loss of habitat, and... more
Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. more
The uranium mine in the heart of Kakadu needs a better cleanup plan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Can a uranium mine be rehabilitated to the environmental standards of a national park and World Heritage site? more
No one-size-fits-all solution for sustainable agriculture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sustainable agriculture production through the use of conservation farming is far from a global one-size-fits-all solution, according to new research from the University of Arizona. more
Homemade energy gets boost to go mainstream  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New rules and initiatives to support communities wanting to produce their own renewable energy could help ordinary people play a key role in the European Union's transition to clean energy. more
Failure to account for genetic variation can result in overestimating extinction risk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research led by the University of Southampton has shown that the threat of range losses for some species as a result of climate... more
Even more amphibians are endangered than we thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Due to a lack of data on many amphibian species, only about 44 percent of amphibians have up-to-date assessments on their risk of extinction, compared to nearly 100% of both birds and... more
Dynamic energy management system for SMBs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solar power, wind power and the lot – the growing use of renewable energy sources is resulting in substantial fluctuations in energy production. Fraunhofer researchers have now made it possible to design industrial processes in small... more
Even more amphibians are endangered than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least a quarter of the world's approximately 8,000 known species of amphibian are recognized as threatened and at risk of extinction. But due to a lack of data on many amphibian... more
Sit! Seek! Fly! Scientists train dogs to sniff out endangered insects  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three very good dogs – named Bayar, Judd and Sasha – have sniffed out the endangered Alpine Stonefly, one of the smallest animals a dog has... more
Artificial intelligence improves power transmission  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To integrate volatile renewable sources into the energy supply, capacities of the power grid have to be increased. The need for new lines can be reduced by better utilization of existing lines as a function of weather conditions.... more
Structural topology defines protective CD8+ T cell epitopes in the HIV proteome  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Mutationally constrained epitopes of variable pathogens represent promising targets for vaccine design but are not reliably identified by sequence conservation. In this study, we... more
Species conservation: some success, many failures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With as many as a million species threatened with extinction due to mankind's destruction of the planet, there have been scant conservation successes in recent years. more
Transforming waste heat into clean energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Through a mechanism known as the Spin Hall effect, it has been shown that a voltage can be generated by harnessing differences in spin populations on a metal contact attached to a ferromagnetic material. Researchers used... more
Bald eagle died of lead poisoning in Montana's Glacier Park  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A bald eagle found dead in Montana's Glacier National Park died of lead poisoning. more
Improved risk management for geothermal systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) are considered a promising source of energy that is clean, provides a sustainable baseload for heat and electricity, and is an emerging key technology in the long-term transition to a fossil fuel-free... more
Transforming waste heat into clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Do you feel the warmth coming off your computer or cell phone? That's wasted energy radiating from the device. With automobiles, it is estimated that 60% of fuel efficiency is lost due to waste heat. Is... more
Top ocelot researcher calls conservation strategy 'ecological fairy tale'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the early 1980s, many scientists believed the endangered ocelot, a spotted wildcat that once roamed as far north as Arkansas and Louisiana, had died out in Texas. Then, on... more
The last chance for Madagascar's biodiversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have recommended actions the government of Madagascar's recently elected president, Andry Rajoelina should take to turn around the precipitous decline of biodiversity and help put Madagascar on a trajectory towards sustainable growth. Madagascar's protected areas,... more
Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen,... more
Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen,... more
Calculating cost-effective conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new research led by The University of Queensland. more
Study: Male and Female Bees Frequent Different Flowers  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food, according to a new study... more
Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary—a Guinness World Record holder—was forced to relocate due to government redevelopment plans. more
China's quest for clean, limitless energy heats up  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A ground-breaking fusion reactor built by Chinese scientists is underscoring Beijing's determination to be at the core of clean energy technology, as it eyes a fully-functioning plant by 2050. more
Natural landscapes? Scientists call for a paradigm shift in restoration projects  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Regardless of whether we are dealing with a floodplain landscape or an entire national park, the success of a restoration project depends on more than just... more
Turtle Power: near extinct terrapins make Cambodian comeback  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Twenty critically endangered 'Royal Turtles' were released into a remote stretch of a Cambodian river Friday—a species once feared extinct because of hunting, trafficking and illegal sand mining. more
Maximizing conservation benefits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Overexploitation and population collapse pose significant threats to marine fish stocks across the globe. While certain fish populations have already collapsed, research indicates that nearly one third of fisheries worldwide are currently impacted by overharvesting. more
Maximizing conservation benefits  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Overexploitation and population collapse pose significant threats to marine fish stocks across the globe. While certain fish populations have already collapsed, research indicates that nearly one third of fisheries worldwide are currently impacted by overharvesting. more
Study: Americans' beliefs about wildlife management are changing  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Abundant and healthy wildlife populations are a cultural and ecological treasure in the United States. Over time, however, the decisions about how agencies manage wildlife have become highly contested: How should managers... more
Natural landscapes? Scientists call for a paradigm shift in restoration projects  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Regardless of whether we are dealing with a floodplain landscape or an entire national park, the success of a restoration project depends on more than just... more
Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. Their research may enable this cost-effective renewable energy technology to compete on... more
Place-based management can protect coral reefs in a changing climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have applied new computer models to identify where cesspool conversion and marine conservation efforts will minimize human impacts on coral reefs. more
Renewable energy mandates reduce carbon dioxide emissions—but at a cost  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As states take the lead in confronting climate change, their flagship policy is a program that requires that a certain percentage of the state's electricity come from renewable... more
Cat problem can only be solved by owners  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Conserving wildlife is not very different from improving public health. They both involve (sometimes nasty) debates between people with different opinions and values. In health, some most value the enjoyment they get... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts. Indeed,... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
Researchers dramatically clean up ammonia production and cut costs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ammonia—a colorless gas essential for things like fertilizer—can be made by a new process which is far cleaner, easier and cheaper than the current leading method. UTokyo researchers use readily... more
New perennial brome-grass from Iberian Peninsula named after Picos de Europa National Park  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Picos de Europa National Park has given its name to a new species of perennial bromegrass, discovered in Spain. Bromus picoeuropeanus belongs... more
OCR4all: Modern tool for old texts  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Historians and other humanities' scholars often have to deal with difficult research objects: centuries-old printed works that are difficult to decipher and often in an unsatisfactory state of conservation. Many of these documents have now been... more
Devil rays may have unknown birthing zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has a previously unknown birthing zone in nearby... more
Endangered rays may have unknown birthing zone in Mexican waters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays accidentally caught in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's northern Gulf of California could mean the endangered species... more
One million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has... more
Electron-phonon instability in graphene revealed by global and local noise probes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Understanding nonequilibrium phenomena to effectively control it is an outstanding challenge in science and engineering. In a recent study, Trond. I. Andersen and colleagues at the... more
The uranium mine in the heart of Kakadu needs a better cleanup plan
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