» Birds need entertainment during avian flu lockdowns
22/07/24 16:30 from Ecology News - Biology News
Scientists have studied a flock of Chilean flamingos that were kept indoors due to a government order to stop the spread of avian influenza and found that birds need varied activities during avian flu lockdowns.

» New study reveals contribution of mesoscale convective systems to floods in East Asia
22/07/24 16:27 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
East Asia frequently faces floods, leading to significant economic losses, casualties, and agricultural damage. Most summer floods in this region are caused by excessive rainfall. Mesoscale convective systems (MCS), large organized storm...

» Microbes likely form magnetite in the South China Sea
22/07/24 16:26 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Magnetite, the most magnetic mineral on Earth, is increasingly being found in seafloor environments that are rich in iron and have high methane flux. But how it forms in such settings—whether by microbes that thrive near methane seeps or...

» Ecologists discover rare fiddler crab species on Hong Kong coast
22/07/24 16:23 from Ecology News - Biology News
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) and the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with National Chung Hsing University, have made an exciting discovery on th...

» Researchers propose using AI for all phases of disaster management
22/07/24 16:13 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Hurricane season is here, with Hurricane Beryl already leaving a trail of damage after hitting Texas' shorelines. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a record number of named storms in the Atlantic th...

» Reframing sustainable timber sourcing: New research calls for regenerative approach
22/07/24 15:40 from Ecology News - Biology News
Amid growing uncertainty about the sustainability of timber sourcing, new research by University of Bristol experts highlights the necessity of shifting focus from simply using certified, locally sourced timber to a more comprehensive un...

» Listening to the voices of those most affected by climate change
22/07/24 15:30 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Researchers at McGill University recently supported the hosting of a major international conference on climate change to create space for the under-represented voices—and knowledge—of those most affected.

» Designing healthier cities with good bacteria
22/07/24 15:18 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
The urbanization of towns could be contributing to poor health outcomes in our communities, research from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University has found.

» Spatially distributed snow depth, bulk density, and snow water equivalent from ground-based and airborne sensor integration at Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA
22/07/24 15:05 from TC - recent papers
Spatially distributed snow depth, bulk density, and snow water equivalent from ground-based and airborne sensor integration at Grand Mesa, Colorado, USA Tate G. Meehan, Ahmad Hojatimalekshah, Hans-Peter Marshall, Elias J. Deeb, Shad O'Ne...

» Metallic minerals on the deep-ocean floor split water to generate 'dark oxygen,' new study finds
22/07/24 15:00 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
An international team of researchers, including a Northwestern University chemist, has discovered that metallic minerals on the deep-ocean floor produce oxygen—13,000 feet below the surface.

» Chimpanzees gesture back and forth quickly like in human conversations, researchers find
22/07/24 15:00 from Ecology News - Biology News
When people are having a conversation, they rapidly take turns speaking and sometimes even interrupt. Now, researchers who have collected the largest ever dataset of chimpanzee "conversations" have found that they communicate back and fo...

» Opinion: A 'green new deal' is Canada's best hope of achieving a just carbon-zero transition
22/07/24 14:55 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
The idea of a "green new deal" has gained considerable ground in recent years.

» Bugs thrive in urban Los Angeles—volunteers' traps reveal biodiversity hot spots for city insects and spiders
22/07/24 14:54 from Ecology News - Biology News
The most significant predictors of bug biodiversity in Los Angeles are proximity to the mountains and temperature stability throughout the year, according to a study we co-authored with Brian V. Brown of the Los Angeles Natural History M...

» Researchers work to change perception of weeds in Georgia
22/07/24 14:38 from Ecology News - Biology News
With ecology as common ground, Mario Bretfeld, Michael Blackwell, and Eric Duncan have taken on a bit of a marketing project. They want people to love weeds.

» False stereotypes mean endangered animals are being protected in the wrong places, say researchers
22/07/24 14:30 from Ecology News - Biology News
Giant pandas reclining in cloudy hills eating bamboo, European bison picking their way through gloomy and lichen-draped forests and Cape mountain zebra roaming arid mountains. Ideas of how and where these species live are fixed in the pu...

» Optimizing plankton image classification with metadata-enhanced representation learning
22/07/24 14:23 from NERC Open Research Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date made live.
Masoudi, Mojtaba; Giering, Sarah L.C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3090-1876 ; Eftekhari, Noushin; Massot-Campos, Miquel; Irisson, Jean-Olivier; Thornton, Blair. 2024 Optimizing plankton image classification with metadata-enhanced ...

» Submarine canyons are crucial for the instability of the Antarctic ice sheet, suggests study
22/07/24 14:17 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
Antarctic canyons play a crucial role in the instability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, as they facilitate the transfer of relatively warm water (Circumpolar Deep Water) from the abyssal areas to the continental shelf and from there to...

» The greenest games ever? How claims of Olympic sustainability hit a reef in Tahiti
22/07/24 14:00 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
A greener games? Certainly that is what Paris promised when it made environmental sustainability, innovation and leadership central to its successful bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

» Geophysical and transport properties of salt rocks subjected to loading/unloading, and during dissolution
22/07/24 13:54 from NERC Open Research Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date made live.
Falcon-Suarez, Ismael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8576-5165 ; Dale, Michael. Geophysical and transport properties of salt rocks subjected to loading/unloading, and during dissolution. NERC EDS National Geoscience Data Centre 1 Apr...

» Study estimates land use change emissions for six aviation fuel pathways
22/07/24 13:52 from Earth News - Earth Science News, Earth Science, Climate Change
A new IIASA-led study offers the first detailed estimates of land use change emissions for six sustainable aviation fuel production pathways. The authors focused on both food and non-food raw materials used to produce biofuels, using tru...

» Eco-friendly treatment saves squid eggs from newfound parasite
22/07/24 13:50 from Ecology News - Biology News
Raising squid in aquaculture has been a challenge that researchers have tried to address for many decades without meaningful success. Squid are highly sensitive to changes in water flow, are vulnerable to disease, have complex life cycle...

» Q&A with entomologist: Fewer bees and other pollinating insects lead to shrinking crops
22/07/24 13:50 from Ecology News - Biology News
Many plants, from crops to carnations, cannot bear fruit or reproduce without bees, beetles, butterflies and other insects to pollinate them. But the population of insect pollinators is dropping in the U.S., due in part to pesticides, cl...

» Effect of porosity and clays on geophysical and transport properties of sandstone exposed to CO2 injection: Influence of rock heterogeneities on CO2 storage monitoring
22/07/24 13:46 from NERC Open Research Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date made live.
Falcon-Suarez, Ismael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8576-5165 ; Mondol, Nazmul Haque. Effect of porosity and clays on geophysical and transport properties of sandstone exposed to CO2 injection: Influence of rock heterogeneities on C...

» Colorado grasshopper boom causing headaches for gardeners, farmers
22/07/24 13:40 from Ecology News - Biology News
If there seems to be a boom of buzzing and chirping insects bouncing through backyards, gardens and parks this year, it's not in your head—the grasshoppers are taking over Colorado.

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