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Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care!
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. Experts have now examined... 17 hours
Using eDNA to identify the breeding habitat of endangered species
SCIENCE DAILY Using wide-ranging eDNA analysis combined with traditional collection survey methods, researchers have identified the breeding site of critically endangered fish species Acheilognathus typus in the mainstream of Omono... 19 hours
Using eDNA to identify the breeding habitat of endangered species
PHYS.ORG Using wide-ranging eDNA analysis combined with traditional collection survey methods, Japanese researchers have identified the breeding site of critically endangered fish species Acheilognathus typus in the mainstream of Omono River... 1 day
Conservation call on sawfish nursery
PHYS.ORG Murdoch University researchers have identified an important nursery for a critically endangered species of sawfish and are calling for conservation efforts to be focused there. 1 day
Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations
PHYS.ORG VIDEO With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking... 1 day
The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change
PHYS.ORG Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees, according to a new study. As a... 1 day
Researchers tunnel to a new light source
PHYS.ORG With concerns over moving to a clean energy platform worldwide with electric vehicles and renewables, wasted energy is a factor as important as the amount of green energy produced. Thus, solid-state lighting based upon... 1 day
Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population
SCIENCE DAILY The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population and for its rapid extinction in the face of mass slaughter by... 2 days
Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population
PHYS.ORG The passenger pigeon is famous for the enormity of its historical population in North America (estimated at 3 to 5 billion) and for its... 2 days
Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care
PHYS.ORG Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a cautionary call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations. In an article publishing... 2 days
Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations
PHYS.ORG There are scores of promising technologies under development that can reduce energy consumption or capture carbon in fields including biotech, computer science, nanotechnology, materials science, and more. Not all will prove feasible,... 2 days
Next step toward fusion energy
SCIENCE DAILY Fusion is the process that powers the sun, and harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. Researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task because there have been no... 3 days
Next step toward fusion energy taken by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Fusion is the process that powers the sun, and harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. Researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting... 3 days
Using polymeric membranes to clean up industrial separations
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Zachary Smith is working on new polymeric membranes that can greatly reduce energy use in chemical separations. 3 days
Scientists team up on study to save endangered African Penguins
PHYS.ORG With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 percent drop in... 3 days
Scientist calls on public to help 'unlock' genes of threatened bat species
PHYS.ORG A University of Southampton scientist is calling on the public's help in her bid to unlock the genetic secrets of an endangered bat species. 3 days
Trump administration seeks to delay findings on pesticides
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species 4 days
First wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the... 5 days
Researchers find first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984
PHYS.ORG Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this... 5 days
Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance
PHYS.ORG Like a well-tended greenhouse garden, a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell - which shows promise as a clean, renewable next-generation power source for... 5 days
Soil study lends clues to ancient climate
PHYS.ORG Research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Matt Joeckel of the Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska's geological survey, is furthering understanding of environmental conditions on land during the age of dinosaurs. 5 days
Researchers take next step toward fusion energy
PHYS.ORG Fusion is the process that powers the sun, harnessing it on Earth would provide unlimited clean energy. However, researchers say that constructing a fusion power plant has proven to be a daunting task, in... 5 days
portuguese company embarks on first domestic satellite project Portuguese company embarks on first domestic satellite project
SPACE NEWS Tekever, a Portugal-based company with business interests ranging from clean energy to defense and logistics, is pulling together a team... 1 week
How do you stop the next mass extinction? Look to the past
PHYS.ORG Black rhinos, red wolves, whooping cranes: the global list of endangered species grows every year to the point where some researchers say we're witnessing... 1 week
Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has documented shifts in Hawaiian bird abundance, breeding and molting based on climate-related changes to native vegetation. Researchers with the US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest... 1 week
Activists occupy ranger headquarters in primeval forest dispute
PHYS.ORG Several dozen environmental activists on Thursday occupied the Warsaw headquarters of Poland's state forest management agency to protest against logging in the Bialowieza forest, a protected UNESCO site that includes Europe's last... 1 week
Study speeds transformation of biofuel waste into useful chemicals
PHYS.ORG A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team's findings could help transform the economics of making... 1 week
Higher biodiversity due to river-expanding measures
PHYS.ORG Lower flood risk and the start of biodiversity recovery - those two things can go together quite well. Multiple groups of endangered and protected species are returning to river areas in the Netherlands, reveal researchers of... 1 week
Biodiversity recovery following delta-wide measures for flood risk reduction
Science Magazine Biodiversity declined markedly over the past 150 years, with the biodiversity loss in fluvial ecosystems exceeding the global average. River restoration now aims at flood safety while enhancing biodiversity and... 1 week
For seagrass, biodiversity is both a goal and a means for restoration
PHYS.ORG Coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests work together to make the Coral Triangle of Indonesia a hotspot for marine biodiversity. The system supports... 1 week
Has protecting marine species become a job for statisticians?
PHYS.ORG Fishermen have no way of separating the fish they catch when they cast their nets at sea. Protected species and fish with no market value—the hammerhead shark, for example—end up... 1 week
Has protecting marine species become a job for statisticians?
SCIENCE DAILY Fishermen have no way of separating the fish they catch when they cast their nets at sea. Protected species with no market value end up being trapped and dying for... 1 week
Bringing back large herbivores to the steppes
SCIENCE DAILY On 24th October 2017, the first group of nine kulan (Asiatic wild ass) was released into an acclimatization enclosure on the edge of the Altyn Dala protected area in central Kazakhstan. The animals had... 2 weeks
Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal—one of the world's great wetland
PHYS.ORG The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now,... 2 weeks
The wild ass returns
PHYS.ORG On 24th October 2017, a first group of nine animals was released into an acclimatisation enclosure on the edge of the Altyn Dala protected area in central Kazakhstan. The animals had been transported 1200 km by helicopter from Altyn Emel... 2 weeks
Calls for end to Mexico's capture of endangered porpoise
PHYS.ORG Calls are mounting for the Mexican government and international experts to stop an operation to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises, after one of the animals died soon... 2 weeks
Renewable coal on the horizon
PHYS.ORG Coal fueled the Industrial Revolution, but it took eons to form. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth has introduced what might be called "instant coal": an energy-dense biofuel made from wood and agricultural... 2 weeks
Milky Way Shimmers Over Smoky Skies in Stunning View from Yosemite National Park
SPACE.COM A blaze near Yosemite National Park has created smoky skies for days. The Milky Way is trying to shine above the band... 2 weeks
Protecting 'high carbon' rainforest also protects threatened wildlife
PHYS.ORG Conservation efforts focused on protecting forests using carbon-based policies also benefit mammal diversity, new research at the University of Kent has found. 2 weeks
Mexico captures rare vaquita porpoise in bid to save species
PHYS.ORG Mexico said Saturday it had captured a rare vaquita marina porpose—a female of reproductive age—as part of a last-ditch bid to save the critically endangered species. 2 weeks
US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal
PHYS.ORG Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump's moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like... 2 weeks
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