» Polyps as pixels: Innovative technique maps biochemistry of coral reefs
27/09/23 21:05 from Ecology News - Biology News
Using an innovative new approach to sampling corals, researchers at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa are now able to create maps of coral biochemistry that reveal with unprecedented detail the distribution of compounds that are in...
» Researchers propose a unified, scalable framework to measure agricultural greenhouse gas emissions
27/09/23 20:22 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Increased government investment in climate change mitigation is prompting agricultural sectors to find reliable methods for measuring their contribution to climate change. With that in mind, a team led by scientists at the University of ...
» Researchers find high concentrations of microplastics in cave water and sediment
27/09/23 18:45 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
In two recent papers, Saint Louis University researchers report finding high concentrations of microplastics present in a Missouri cave system that had been closed to human visitors for 30 years.
» Researchers develop advanced wastewater treatment system with promise for greener future
27/09/23 18:07 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Researchers from King Khalid University have made significant progress in addressing environmental concerns related to the oil industry by developing an advanced wastewater treatment system. The team, led by Dr. Atef El Jery, recently pu...
» Tree rings reveal a new kind of earthquake threat to the Pacific Northwest
27/09/23 18:00 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
In February, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Turkey-Syria border, followed by one nearly as large nine hours later. Shallow faults less than 18 miles beneath the surface buckled and ruptured, causing violent focused quakes that leve...
» Portuguese youths sue 32 European governments at EU court in largest climate case ever
27/09/23 17:10 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
A little over three years ago, a group of Portuguese youths filed a legal action against 32 European governments to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over what they say is a failure to adequately tackle global heating. Now, the S...
» Modeling shows fires from volcanic activity could greatly increase area affected by eruption
27/09/23 17:06 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
An international research team, including researchers from GNS Science, has released a study into the potential threat of fires caused by volcanic eruptions. The study investigated how far fires ignited by hot rock projectiles from a vol...
» Ruapehu has had a great ski season, but we need to reimagine the future of NZ's iconic volcano
27/09/23 16:50 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
As a former competitive snowboarder and instructor, and later a researcher of snow sports, I've been lucky to enjoy ski resorts around the world. But nothing compares to Mount Ruapehu on a good day.
» Citizen scientists collect more nature data than ever, showing us where common and threatened species live
27/09/23 16:42 from Ecology News - Biology News
Citizen science isn't new anymore. For decades, keen amateur naturalists have been gathering data about nature and the environment around them—and sharing it.
» Raw material requirements for reducing global poverty calculated by weight for the first time
27/09/23 16:32 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Today, 1.2 billion people live in poverty. To lift them out of it, an average of about six tons of raw materials are needed per person and year—in particular minerals, fossil fuels, biomass and metal ores. This is the result of a study p...
» What's the carbon footprint of owning pet fish? An expert explains
27/09/23 16:30 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
While the environmental impact of having dogs and cats as pets has been examined to some extent, the impact of keeping pet fish has remained unexplored—until now.
» New special issue of Neotropical Biodiversity and Conservation pays homage to the Unisinos Postgraduate Program in Biology
27/09/23 16:30 from Pensoft blog
The program, which birthed the NBC journal, was discontinued in 2022 for financial reasons. The post New special issue of Neotropical Biodiversity and Conservation pays homage to the Unisinos Postgraduate Program in Biology first appeare...
» Advanced imaging reveals the last bite of a 465-million-year-old trilobite
27/09/23 16:03 from Ecology News - Biology News
Paleontologists from the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, and their colleagues describes a 465-million-year-old trilobite with preserved gut contents in a new study. The research was published in Nature.
» Anticipating obsolescence: The next step to enhancing the sustainability of aquaculture
27/09/23 15:55 from Ecology News - Biology News
With growing concerns about the environmental toll of single species fish farms, a research project has been looking at the feasibility of introducing a more sustainable and potentially more profitable method of fish farming, using three...
» Study reveals how marine bacteria combat algae
27/09/23 15:30 from Ecology News - Biology News
Algae and bacteria are inseparable in ocean ecosystems, with bacteria playing a crucial role in regulating the growth and metabolism of algae. In addition to mutualism, bacteria have developed various molecular-based strategies to combat...
» Study finds climate policy alone cannot meaningfully reduce racial/economic disparities in air pollution exposure
27/09/23 15:14 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Decarbonization of national economies will be key to achieving global net-zero emissions by 2050, a major stepping stone to the Paris Agreement's long-term goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (and ideally 1.5 C), ...
» Study shows protecting lands slows biodiversity loss among vertebrates by five times
27/09/23 15:00 from Ecology News - Biology News
Protecting large swaths of Earth's land can help stem the tide of biodiversity loss—including for vertebrates like amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds, according to a study published in Nature Sept. 27.
» Weather conditions explain the decline and rise of insect biomass over 34 years
27/09/23 15:00 from Ecology News - Biology News
Insects react sensitively when temperature and precipitation deviate from the long-term average. In an unusually dry and warm winter, their survival probabilities are reduced; in a wet and cold spring, hatching success is impaired. A coo...
» Rare echidna noises could be the 'language of love'
27/09/23 14:42 from Ecology News - Biology News
Curtin University researchers have captured rare recordings of echidnas cooing, grunting and making a range of other sounds, but only during the breeding season. Published in Journal of Zoology, the research is titled "Sound production b...
» Radar tracks unfortunate creatures trapped in tropical cyclones
27/09/23 14:41 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lekima, which struck mainland China in early August 2019, a number of bird species were recorded in places they had never been seen before. A new study reveals the likely reason behind how they got there.
» Marine plastic waste can spread antimicrobial resistance
27/09/23 14:40 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Bacteria discharged to the oceans in sewage and wastewater thrive on the biofilms that form on plastic waste. This may be leading to the somewhat unanticipated problem of antimicrobial resistance.
» Migrating humpback whales around the world seen rolling in and playing with seaweed
27/09/23 14:37 from Ecology News - Biology News
First it was a sandy skin scrub, now it's been reported that migrating humpback whales are using seaweed to play with and roll in, according to new research.
» Neanderthals coexisting with Homo sapiens in Europe likely affected by herbivore carrying capacity
27/09/23 14:30 from Ecology News - Biology News
A team of evolutionary scientists at Universidad de Cantabria, in Spain, working with a colleague from Mott MacDonald Ltd., in the U.K., has found evidence that suggests Homo sapiens and Neanderthals tended to coexist for longer periods ...
» New research reveals dynamic factors shaping biodiversity at small scales
27/09/23 14:25 from Ecology News - Biology News
The fundamental question of biodiversity research aims to better understand how many different species manage to coexist in one place. A group of researchers believe they now have a more robust picture of what this looks like at some of ...