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#114199
2017-08-28

Oil and water may mix under extreme pressure

They say that oil and water do not mix … but now scientists have discovered that – under certain circumstances – it may be possible.

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#114200
2017-08-28

As oceans alkalized, life developed bones and shells

A critical feature of many multicellular lifeforms on Earth are hard, biological structures, such as animal bones and snail shells that are made from minerals. Tiny fossils recently discovered in Canada have pushed back the oldest known evidence of "bio-mineralization" to 810 million years ago.

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#114201
2017-08-28

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots

Scientists freely acknowledge they don't know everything about how global warming affects hurricanes like the one pummelling southeast Texas.

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#114202
2017-08-28

Race to Decode Coral DNA to Save World’s Reefs From Extinction

New genetic technologies are enabling scientists to identify traits that may help corals survive warming ocean temperatures that threaten the survival of coral reefs critical to marine ecosystems.

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#114203
2017-08-28

Aquaculture in Seychelles?

As Seychelles looks for ways to grow its economy further, officials have steered towards the idea of Marine aquaculture (Mariculture). Mariculture refers to the culturing of marine species in sea pens, on the seafloor, or suspended in the water column or in on-land, man made systems such as pond ...

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#114204
2017-08-28

How Rapid Climate Change on Greenland Will Affect Us All

Greenland is an important cog in the global climate system. It’s also especially vulnerable to climate change, writes Kathryn Adamson, a senior lecturer in physical geography at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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#114205
2017-08-28

Hong Kong shark fin traders will be hit hard by proposal to protect blue sharks

The UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will review a plan by Samoa and Sri Lanka to include blue sharks under Appendix II of the treaty in October.

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#114206
2017-08-28

Medicine’s Newest Biomimicry Inspirations: Spider-Man and the Slippery Slug

Biomimicry is increasingly becoming the go-to resource for solving technology’s biggest problems. From the gecko’s sticky webbed feet to the kingfisher’s needle-shaped beak, Mother Nature’s resources seem inexhaustible.

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#114207
2017-08-28

How modern technology is inspired by the natural world

What do a kingfisher, cocklebur pods and a Namibian beetle have in common? Besides being living organisms, they have all served as inspiration for creative human technologies to solve challenging problems.

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#114208
2017-08-28

States Dare to Think Big on Climate Change

The one bright spot amid the generally gloomy news about climate change, and the Trump administration’s resistance to doing anything about it, is the determination of a number of state governments to take action on their own.

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#114209
2017-08-28

How climate change is a 'death sentence' in Afghanistan's highlands

The central highlands of Afghanistan are a world away from the congested chaos of the country’s cities. Hills roll across colossal, uninhabited spaces fringed by snow-flecked mountains, set against blistering blue skies.

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#114210
2017-08-28

Climate change and Hurricane Katrina: What have we learned?

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing that North Atlantic hurricane power was strongly correlated with the temperature of the tropical Atlantic during hurricane season, and that b ...

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#114211
2017-08-28

Taking the Pulse of the Natural World

The rise of the Internet of Things and other mobile technologies offers humanity the opportunity to truly advance their efforts in preserving and saving the environment in more innovative and relevant ways.

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#114212
2017-08-28

New Global Project Focuses on Marine Biological Invasions

Agencies of the United Nations (UN) join efforts in a new world project to contain marine biological invaders spread by boats throughout the planet. In the opinion of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to counter the embedding of sea organisms in the hulls of boats 'is a fundamental ...

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#114213
2017-08-28

Educational tours essential in protecting Bacuit Bay’s natural sites, attractions

Lessons in geology and biodiversity have greatly helped guides at El Nido Resorts (ENR) in Northern Palawan raise awareness and appreciation among visitors for the unique features of Bacuit Bay, where three of the four island-resorts in the ENR collection are located.

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#114185
2017-08-25

A Grand Unified Theory of Unhealthy Microbiomes

In 2012, Rebecca Vega Thurber looked at the results of the large underwater experiment she had been running for three years—and was disappointed.Since 2009, her team had been traveling to the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. In some spots, they exposed the corals to nitrogen and phosphorus, to s ...

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#114186
2017-08-25

Urban trees save cities millions of dollars, new research says

Trees in cities reduce air pollution, absorb carbon, and protect people during heatwaves, saving megacities more than $500 million a year in healthcare, energy costs and environmental protection, according to new research.

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#114187
2017-08-25

Tanzania: Why Charcoal Trade Must Be Checked

Morogoro — Energy sources in developing countries remains a major issue as a big percentage of the population continues to depend on firewood and charcoal for their fuel needs.

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#114188
2017-08-25

Slow food alliance between farmers and chefs aims to boost agriculture, tourism sectors

Around the world, the 'slow food' movement has been working to conserve traditional food practices and biodiversity by promoting local produce.East Maitland chef Amorelle Dempster is the leader of Slow Food Hunter Valley and international councillor for Slow Food Australia, non-profit organisati ...

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#114189
2017-08-25

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Sharjah: An injured bird of prey from the falcon family, was given a new lease of life and was helped to fly again over the Kalba mountains, thanks to the efforts of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA) in Sharjah.

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#114190
2017-08-25

Tourism boost on cards for Bay

Tourism, the second-biggest contributor to Nelson Mandela Bay’s regional economy, is set for a major boost in the next five years and beyond.

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#114191
2017-08-25

Canary in the Arctic Coal Mine: Warming Harms Migratory Birds

As Arctic snows melt earlier in the year, insects are emerging ahead of schedule. That’s bad news for some migratory songbirds, such as the red knot, that depend on the bugs as fuel before their long flights south.

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#114192
2017-08-25

What's really the point of wasps?

A new citizen science survey aims to shed light on that fixture of summertime in the outdoors: the wasp. Though much maligned, these fascinating creatures perform a vital ecological role, say scientists.

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#114193
2017-08-25

Secret life of the dodo revealed

Scientists are piecing together clues about the life of the dodo, hundreds of years after the flightless bird was driven to extinction. Few scientific facts are known about the hapless bird, which was last sighted in 1662.

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#114194
2017-08-25

Large non-native species like donkeys can boost biodiversity

Moose and water buffalo do a lot of munching and trampling, so it might seem a bad thing that these large animals have escaped their native realms and invaded other regions. But there appears to be an upside to their walkabout across the planet.

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#114195
2017-08-25

Why Climate Change Matters.

We humans have tried to dominate this planet and the earth has served as the basis for the material wealth enjoyed by many in the developed world. As our population has grown dramatically over the past hundred years, the planet’s ability to handle all of our needs has come under stress.

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#114171
2017-08-24

Magical creatures help conservation.

Beliefs in magical creatures can impact the protection of biodiversity, and the field of conservation needs to consider them seriously, researchers have warned.

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#114172
2017-08-24

More American chestnuts than thought, not enough to fight decline: study

There are more American chestnut trees in Ontario than researchers expected to find, but the number of new trees is not large enough to stop the decline of the species, University of Guelph researchers say.

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#114173
2017-08-24

How Listening to Trees Can Help Reveal Nature's Connections

David George Haskell is nothing if not a patient observer. In the course of one year, he stood watch over a single square meter of old-growth forest in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he teaches biology and environmental studies at the University of the South. Those observations resulted in Haskell’s ...

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#114174
2017-08-24

'Amazing' rediscovery of rare Australian tree-rat

A rare mammal has been discovered living in Western Australia (WA) decades after it was thought to have been wiped out of the region.The distinctive black-footed tree rat was spotted by chance last year on a seasonal monitoring trip when a researcher went on night time stroll.

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#114175
2017-08-24

Urban trees save megacities millions through cleaner air, cooler buildings: study

Trees in cities reduce air pollution, absorb carbon and protect people during heat waves, saving megacities more than $500 million a year in health care, energy costs and environmental protection, according to new research.

News Headlines
#114176
2017-08-24

Studies reveal worrisome trend for health of wild dolphins

Twelve years of data on the health of two Atlantic bottlenose dolphin populations paints a grim reality concerning the wellbeing of the Atlantic Ocean. The research, published as two companion review papers July 24 in the scientific journal Diseases in Aquatic Organisms (here and here), compiles ...

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#114177
2017-08-24

Scientists release record number of endangered soft shell turtles

Scientists in London, Ont. have released a record number of eastern spiny softshell turtle hatchlings into the wild in the largest single attempt in Canada to bring the endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

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#114178
2017-08-24

Australian prison provides rehab for inmates and wildlife

Australian prisoners are caring for animals that have been abandoned, attacked by predators, hit by cars or even seized in a drug bust as part of a rehabilitation programme.

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#114179
2017-08-24

This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like

One of the best instruments scientists can use to map climate change is roughly the size of a thumb—and adorable. The humble tree frog (genus Hyla) has proliferated from Florida to Alaska, yet it’s a delicate critter.

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#114180
2017-08-24

Earth Today | Fresh Water A Key Factor In Future Of Ecological Site

WITH THIS summer's heat providing a glimpse of what a changing climate bodes for Jamaicans, environmental interests have again emphasised the need to take water security seriously in the longed-for decision on a boundary for the Cockpit Country.

News Headlines
#114181
2017-08-24

'Sheep are fantastic lawnmowers': Flock brought in to graze across from Buckingham Palace

Woolly visitors part of a conservation effort aimed at increasing biodiversity in London's Green Park.

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#114161
2017-08-23

Rwanda Seeks to Raise More Funds to Support Gorilla Conservation

The second edition of the 'Kwita Izina' Gala Dinner will take place on August 26 ahead of the official 13th Gorilla Naming ceremony slated for September 1 in Musanze District, Northern Province. Nineteen baby gorillas will be named.

News Headlines
#114162
2017-08-23

How continents were recycled

Plate tectonics shape the Earth's dynamic surface. But when did these dynamics first emerge? And will the present-day continents last forever?

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#114163
2017-08-23

Africa: UN Assembly President Rings Nasdaq Bell - Sounds Alarm On Behalf of World's Endangered Ocean

The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the trading day in New York this morning to send the message that the world's ocean health is in distress.

News Headlines
#114164
2017-08-23

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago.

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#114165
2017-08-23

Food crisis compelling pythons to migrate to human habitats

Recently, a large number of pythons have been found near human habitats, especially in Chittagong which saw 30 pythons caught over the past two years.Why are the snakes, which are generally wary of humans, migrating to populated areas? The answer is evident – food crisis and deforestation.

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#114166
2017-08-23

Climate change is coming for your cava and champagne

First it wreaked havoc on our tea, then coffee. Now sparkling wine—both cava and champagne—is under threat from climate change.

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#114167
2017-08-23

GM salmon: want to try it or avoid it? Either way, good luck

If you want to sample the world’s first animal to be genetically engineered in the name of dinner, good luck finding it. If, on the other hand, you would never eat such a thing – good luck avoiding it.

News Headlines
#114168
2017-08-23

Countries in Europe with the richest biodiversity do not always receive more funding

A recent study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, reveals that the investments and resources allotted for conservation only partially tally with the levels of biodiversity in the European Union. Thus, countries such as Portugal, Slovakia, Greece and the Czech Republic receive less f ...

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#114169
2017-08-23

Climate change is happening but animals may adapt to the new world better than we think

There is little doubt that our climate is changing, but what if the effects on the world’s plants and animals won’t be as bad as we think? By Mark Piesing

News Headlines
#114170
2017-08-23

Brazil opens mammoth Amazon reserve twice the size of New Jersey to mining

The Brazilian government has dismantled an Amazonian national reserve bigger than the size of Norway and has opened the area up for mining.

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#114143
2017-08-22

A record 448 flamingo chicks born in Abu Dhabi

A record number of 448 flamingo chicks hatched at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi during these summer months, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced on Tuesday.

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#114144
2017-08-22

Ecologist Special Report: The Al Hima Revival

Throughout history, Islam has contributed innovative ideas that have helped advance world civilization. The al Hima initiative in Jordan is one such example. This ancient practice is currently being revived as a land management (natural resource management) strategy in pastoralist areas of the M ...

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#114145
2017-08-22

New study calls for better information on changes in wild animal populations

Key statistics about the world's animal and plant life could present a misleading picture about the natural world according to new research from the University of St Andrews.

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