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Measuring the success of East African protected areas

5 days ago from Science Daily

East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers have now documented...

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

5 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers found that inland river dams can have highly destructive effects on the stability and productivity of coastline and estuarine habitats, which provide protection from storms, commercial fishery habitats, and...

Nigerian school building collapses, kills several

5 days ago from UPI

A four-story building in Nigeria that contains a school and multiple residences collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, emergency officials said.

How youth are changing the game on climate change

5 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Kids around the world have pushed climate change discussion into the heart of policy debates, the mainstream media and public conversation

Watch: Villagers cut dog free from plastic jar

6 days ago from UPI

Residents of an Indian village came to the rescue of a feral dog found with a plastic jar stuck over its head.

Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war

6 days ago from Science Daily

Large herbivore populations can substantially recover after war-induced declines, given that protected area management is provided, according to a new study.

Measuring the success of East African protected areas

6 days ago from Physorg

East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 "strict" protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers at UC Davis...

'Dangerious materials' in sunken cargo ship off France: authorities

6 days ago from Physorg

French authorities said Wednesday that an Italian cargo ship which sank in the Atlantic was carrying 45 containers of "dangerous materials."

Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time

6 days ago from Physorg

Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical engineers at Rice University found that the right-sized defects helped a molecular...

Research predicts overlap of tunas, sharks and ships at sea

6 days ago from Physorg

Maps that show where sharks and tunas roam in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and where fishing vessels travel in this vast expanse, could help ocean managers to identify regions of...

Coastal ecosystems suffer from upriver hydroelectric dams

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and UC Riverside found that inland river dams can have highly destructive effects on the stability and productivity of coastline...

Protected areas could help large herbivores bounce back after war

6 days ago from Physorg

Large herbivore populations can substantially recover after war-induced declines, given that protected area management is provided, according to a study published March 13 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by...

Trust more important than ecology to gain local support for conservation

6 days ago from Science Daily

Trust, transparency, communication, and fairness in the planning and management of conservation projects may be more important for gaining long-term local support than emphasizing ecological effectiveness, research has discovered.

Climate change could devastate painted turtles

6 days ago from Science Daily

Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that has temperature-dependent sex determination. A scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted turtle's future...

Science slashed in Trump’s 2020 budget proposal

6 days ago from C&EN

Plan continues trend in president’s support for research

Watch: Man rescues dogs that fell through ice on frozen lake

6 days ago from UPI

A New York state man shed his clothes and rushed into a frozen lake to rescue two dogs that fell through the ice.

Gas heating ban for new homes from 2025

Climate change: fossil fuel burning will become a thing of the past for new homes

How marine snow cools the planet

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from 'marine snow' have helped regulate Earth's temperature over 120 million years. Researchers also warn that global warming could result in the...

Defects help nanomaterial soak up more pollutant in less time

6 days ago from Science Daily

Cleaning pollutants from water with a defective filter sounds like a non-starter, but a recent study by chemical engineers found that the right-sized defects helped a molecular sieve soak up...

Watch: Aidy Bryant recalls 'scary' audition for 'Saturday Night Live'

6 days ago from UPI

Aidy Bryant discussed "Saturday Night Live" and her new Hulu series, "Shrill," in an interview with "Today."

Remarkable letter reveals earthquake drama for nuns in exile

6 days ago from Physorg

Traveling around Europe in search of a new home after the dissolution of the monasteries must have been dramatic enough for England's oldest community of Bridgettine nuns. But a remarkable...

Researchers unravel mysteries of Earth's inner core

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are unlocking some of the secrets of the Earth's inner core by adapting and further developing a technique used in hospitals around the...

Princess Beatrice attends gala with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

6 days ago from UPI

Princess Beatrice attended a gala with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the National Portrait Gallery in London following dating rumors.

Titans signing longtime Dolphins DE Cameron Wake

6 days ago from UPI

The Tennessee Titans are signing free agent defensive end Cameron Wake.

Brandon Bolden returning to Patriots on two-year deal

6 days ago from UPI

Running back Brandon Bolden is headed back to the New England Patriots after one year with the Miami Dolphins.

Protection for high seas is crucial to safeguarding vulnerable coastal communities—new research

6 days ago from Physorg

Key areas of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific should be designated protected areas in order to safeguard vulnerable coastal communities' livelihoods, new research published this week...

Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?

6 days ago from Physorg

Forests are important components of the global climate system, taking up large amounts of carbon. Yet, part of this carbon is lost to inland waters and emitted back to the...

How marine snow cools the planet

6 days ago from Physorg

University of Sydney scientists have modelled how carbonate accumulation from 'marine snow' in oceans has absorbed carbon dioxide over millennia and been a key driver in keeping the planet cool...