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Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable... more
A new material for the battery of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent; production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from... more
Species on the move  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) - as revealed... more
Endangered Bornean orangutans survive in managed forest, decline near oil palm plantations  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. Populations have... more
Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America, but compared to the Amazon Forest to the north, it does not attract much attention. It is home to an incredible diversity of large... more
Endangered Bornean orangutans survive in managed forest, decline near oil palm plantations  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. Populations have... more
Protein oxidation reveals the environmental pollution level in Doñana National Park  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Deep in the heart of a protected area like Doñana National Park, it is supposedly clean and free from pollution compared to other kinds of areas... more
The loss of biodiversity comes at a price  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Almost 300,000€ is what the Doñana fire cost in terms of biodiversity, according to an estimate done by a University of Cordoba research group. The fire occurred in 2017 and destroyed about... more
Little genes, big conservation: Scientists study genetic rescue  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
At first glance, there aren't many similarities between westslope cutthroat trout in Montana, wolves on Isle Royale National Park in Michigan and Australia's mountain pygmy possum, a mouse-sized alpine marsupial. more
Little genes, big conservation: Scientists study genetic rescue  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
A new article examines the potential and uncertainties of attempting genetic rescue, a conservation approach that involves moving a small number of individual animals from one population to another to reduce genetic... more
Limits on pot fishing can result in win-win for fishermen and marine wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The first major study into the impact of inshore potting for crab and lobster within a Marine Protected Area has found that... more
Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in a new article as a new genus and species, Aquilarhinus palimentus. This dinosaur has been named for... more
‘Shovel-Billed’ Dinosaur Roamed Texas 80 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new genus and species of primitive hadrosaurid dinosaur — named Aquilarhinus palimentus — has been identified from fossils found... more
New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and a globally important region for species in need of conservation. more
Research shows black plastics could create renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity—and could help to reduce the amount of plastic... more
Private land conservation research underrepresents geographical regions and stakeholders  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an increasingly... more
Black plastics could create renewable energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study looks at how plastics can be recycled and could help reduce plastic waste. more
Private land conservation research underrepresents geographical regions and stakeholders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of the world, private land conservation is an increasingly... more
New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and a globally important region for species in need of conservation. more
What can researchers learn by eavesdropping on fish?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Oyster reef restoration provides important benefits, such as stabilizing shorelines, filtering water, and providing habitat for estuarine fish. However, quantifying fish use of restored oyster reefs can be difficult. Traditional sampling methods... more
Curbing indoor air pollution in India  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Clean cooking energy transitions are extremely challenging to achieve, but they offer enormous potential health, environmental, and societal benefits. A study provides new insights about an Indian program that aims to solve one of the most... more
New analysis reveals challenges for drought management in Oregon's Willamette River Basin  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In Oregon's fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state's population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were... more
New analysis reveals challenges for drought management in Oregon's Willamette River Basin  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In Oregon's fertile Willamette River Basin, where two-thirds of the state's population lives, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were... more
Study documents impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) - which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) - are increasingly... more
Impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) -- which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) -- are increasingly coming under pressure from... more
Whole-tree harvesting could boost biomass production  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Making the shift to renewable energy sources requires biomass, too. more
Spain's natural river basins network should expand to protect biodiversity in rivers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The European eel (Anguilla anguilla), the freshwater blenny (Salaria fluviatilis), the freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera auricularia) and the pronged clubtail (Gomphus graslini) are some... more
Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a new genus and species, Aquilarhinus palimentus. This dinosaur has been... more
Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm... more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the... more
Comment: lion and tiger farming may not be cause of increased poaching  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
It is never pleasant to see wild animals caged and abused. A new report by the NGO World Animal Protection suggests that captive-breeding operations... more
Condor chick confirmed at Zion National Park in Utah  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah's Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades... more
Fossil fuels increasingly offer a poor return on energy investment  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have calculated the EROI for fossil fuels over a 16 year period and found that at the finished fuel stage, the ratios are much closer to those... more
Severely disturbed habitats impacting health of Madagascar's lemurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study finds that degraded rainforest habitats are impacting the health of at least one species of Madagascar's treasured lemurs. Researchers captured, measured and released 113 critically endangered diademed sifakas --... more
Solar power system that works at night a renewable energy game-changer  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An innovative thermal battery being developed by Curtin University researchers will be key to a solar power system capable of producing electricity overnight, rivaling fossil fuels... more
Unprecedented display of concern towards unknown monkey offers hope for endangered species  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, 'consoling' and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighboring group. more
Discovered: A new way to measure the stability of next-generation magnetic fusion devices  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists seeking to bring to Earth the fusion that powers the sun and stars must control the hot, charged plasma—the state of... more
Study finds severely disturbed habitats have impacted health of Madagascar's critically endangered lemurs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study led by Mitch Irwin and Karen Samonds of Northern Illinois University finds that degraded rainforest habitats are having an... more
Thousands of endangered animals seized in customs operation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A global joint-operation against wildlife smuggling has resulted in the seizure of thousands of endangered animals and huge quantities of ivory. more
China wrestles with insecure gas supplies but stays strong on longer-term plan for renewables  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the world's largest CO2 emitter and second largest economy, China's climate policy has faced intense scrutiny over the past... more
First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nuclear power plants generate 20% of the nation's electricity and are the largest clean energy source in the U.S. But to further offset climate... more
Wind, warmth boost insect migration  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers equipped monarch butterflies and green darner dragonflies with radio transmitters and tracked them through southern Ontario and several northern States to learn how environmental factors affect daytime insect migration. Learning about what happens to insects during their... more
As deaths mount, have right whales reached a 'tipping point'?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In February 2016, East Central Florida animal lovers were riveted by an endangered right whale nicknamed Clipper and her baby. Clipper gave birth to the calf off Florida's... more
Spreading the load on fisheries through balanced harvesting  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A more balanced approach to harvesting fish could slow down fisheries-induced evolution and result in other conservation benefits, according to collaborative research from UC's School of Mathematics and Statistics. more
Optimizing the growth of coatings on nanowire catalysts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Solar energy harvested by semiconductors—materials whose electrical resistance is in between that of regular metals and insulators—can trigger surface electrochemical reactions to generate clean and sustainable fuels such as hydrogen. Highly stable... more
Antigravity water transport system inspired by trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Efficiently moving water upward against gravity is a major feat of human engineering, yet one that trees have mastered for hundreds of millions of years. In a new study, researchers have designed a tree-inspired... more
Iceland glacier national park named World Heritage site  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UNESCO on Friday added Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest with a landscape of "fire and ice," to its World Heritage List. more
New approach to energy strategy accounts for uncertainty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many countries—including Switzerland—are developing an energy strategy to meet various objectives such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, cutting CO2 emissions and promoting the energy transition. That means governments have to make... more
Hell in high water: Braving the monsoon to save India's rhinos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The monsoon may bring respite from the scorching heat, but for the rangers and animals at Kaziranga National Park it also brings danger as poachers take... more
Scientists sound alarm after 6 rare whale deaths in a month  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A half-dozen North Atlantic right whales have died in the past month, leading scientists, government officials and conservationists to call for a swift response to protect... more
Tiny granules can help bring clean and abundant fusion power to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beryllium, a hard, silvery metal long used in X-ray machines and spacecraft, is finding a new role in the quest to bring the power... more
Mixing microbes with graphene to produce clean energy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Research shows microbes and nanomaterials can be used together to form a biohybrid material that performs well as an electrocatalyst. The material could be used in the solar-powered production of carbon-free fuels... more
The secret of mushroom colors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The fly agaric with its red hat is perhaps the most evocative of the diverse and variously colored mushroom species. Hitherto, the purpose of these colors was shrouded in mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM),... more
Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mixing microbes with carbon nanomaterials could help the transition to renewable energy. KAUST research shows microbes and nanomaterials can be used together to form a biohybrid material that performs well as an electrocatalyst. The material could... more
How to protect corals facing climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a new study. The finding likely applies to conservation efforts for many other... more
Whales targeted by Japan face extinction threat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of three species Japan has targeted in resuming commercial whaling Monday is threatened with extinction, and sub-populations of the other two are severely depleted as well, according to experts. more
'Gentle recovery' of Brazil's leatherback turtles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brazil's leatherback turtles are making a 'gentle recovery' after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows. more
'Gentle recovery' of Brazil's leatherback turtles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brazil's leatherback turtles are making a "gentle recovery" after 30 years of conservation efforts, new research shows. more
Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global... more
Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren't as effective as we think and may even require more land and water, such... more
How to protect corals facing climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The best way to protect corals threatened by climate change is to conserve a wide range of their habitats, according to a study in Nature Climate Change. The finding likely applies to conservation efforts... more
Video game designer establishes lab for renewable energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported. more
Mathematical models can predict animals' risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Can we predict the extinction of endangered species? In short: yes—and we can achieve this by using mathematical models as our windows into the future. more
Nature-based solutions: The missing ingredient in climate adaptation?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The upcoming United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019 will attempt to bring about transformative change and resounding actions to accelerate climate solutions aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.... more
Towards a worldwide inventory of all plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Declining biodiversity due to man-made habitat destruction and climate change means that information about plant diversity and its distribution across the planet is now crucial for biodiversity conservation. With the Global Inventory of Floras... more
Experiment reverses the direction of heat flow  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Heat flows from hot to cold objects. When a hot and a cold body are in thermal contact, they exchange heat energy until they reach thermal equilibrium, with the hot body cooling down and... more
Pesticides found in monarchs' milkweed near farm fields  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Conservation organizations across the United States plant milkweed to combat the loss of monarch butterflies, whose populations have declined around 90 percent in the last two decades. Where they plant may be... more
Proposed set of conservation laws find order in the chaos of turbulence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Turbulence can be found in places large and small, from exploding supernovae and sprawling ocean currents, to the unstable plasmas that form within tiny... more
Honeybees infect wild bumblebees through shared flowers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to be kept away from areas... more
Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser Is Incredibly Active Right Now, and We Don't Know Why  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A geyser in Yellowstone National Park has entered a period of extraordinarily frequent activity. more
E-bikes encounter rocky road to approval despite popularity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle kick, making it easier for them... more
Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins—which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador—a paper published today in Oryx—The... more
Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles have protected 147,000 females  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins -- which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador -- researchers categorized... more
SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. more
Five rhinos resettled in Rwanda from Czech zoo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos were on Monday successfully relocated to Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a long journey from the Czech Republic, park officials said. more
The competitive benefits of a modern energy system  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As the EPA retreats from the Clean Power Plan's goal of reducing greenhouse gases and promotes President Trump's 19th-century coal-fired energy policy, states like New York and California are aggressively modernizing their... more
Clean energy from local producers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Is it possible to boost sales of locally produced solar energy by allowing households to trade it through a peer-to-peer platform? The year-long Quartierstrom research project in Walenstadt is investigating how energy markets might operate in the future. more
Researchers report new understanding of thermoelectric materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The promise of thermoelectric materials as a source of clean energy has driven the search for materials that can efficiently produce substantial amounts of power from waste heat. more
Hydrogen-natural gas hydrates harvested by natural gas  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A hydrogen-natural gas blend (HNGB) can be a game changer only if it can be stored safely and used as a sustainable clean energy resource. A recent study has suggested a new strategy for... more
Software to protect the world's most endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
By combining genetic and environmental databases, researchers at EPFL are seeking to help biologists identify more accurately the animal and plant species most exposed to climate change, in order to develop appropriate... more
All eyes on a new worm species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There's a worm at the bottom of the sea—and it's been discovered off the Scottish coast by a team of scientists from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and Thomson... more
New environmental DNA program makes conservation research faster, more efficient  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's estimated that a person sheds between 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells per day. These cells and their associated DNA leave genetic traces of ourselves in showers, dust—pretty... more
Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines—from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos... more
Study reveals key locations for declining songbird  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many of North America's migratory songbirds, which undertake awe-inspiring journeys twice a year, are declining at alarming rates. For conservation efforts to succeed, wildlife managers need to know where they go and what challenges... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Sea otters have very low genetic diversity, scientists report. Their findings have implications for the conservation of rare and endangered species, in which a... more
Sea otters have low genetic diversity like other threatened species, biologists report  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Sea otters have low genetic diversity, which could endanger their health as a species, a UCLA-led team of life scientists has discovered. The findings... more
Risky business: New data show how manatees use shipping channels  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The... more
Scientists identify plant that flowers in Brazilian savanna one day after fire  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Plants in the Brazilian savanna, the Cerrado, have evolved to deal with fire. When fire is used intelligently as part of a carefully planned... more
Speeding up the journey towards clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen generation. more
Speeding up the journey toward clean energy through photocatalyst optimization  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Osaka University researchers have studied the photocatalytic activity of oxyhalide materials and were able to demonstrate a relationship between parameters measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity (TRMC) and oxygen... more
Unprecedented display of concern and 'consolation' toward an unknown monkey offers hope for endangered macaques
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