The Naw Magazine

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Polar bears in eastern Barents Sea have most chemical pollutants

Exposure to certain chemical pollutants becomes higher the further northeast in the Barents Sea polar bears go, a new international study concludes. …

Global Warming

New hope for world's rarest feline with discovery of two Scottish wildcat kittens

The world's rarest cat has received an unexpected population boost after two orphaned kittens were discovered in Scotland.<p>Just 35 Scottish wildcats were thought to remain in the wild in Britain, and the sub-species is in danger of dying out because the animals often breed with feral domesticated …

Wildlife

85% of Tampons Contain Monsanto's 'Cancer Causing' Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a widely popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm, was detected in 85 …

Agriculture

Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

ABU DHABI (AFP) -<p>In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame.<p>In his lab in Abu Dhabi, Zouhair Lachkar is labouring over a colourful computer model of the Gulf of Oman, showing changing temperatures, sea …

Global Warming

This Power Plant Has Cracked Carbon Capture

Carbon capture probably gets the least respect of any technology proposed to slow climate change. The basic idea—trapping emissions from fossil …

Fossil Fuels

Australian supermarkets work to prevent 'bag rage' as plastics ban takes effect

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat "bag rage" as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker's throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores …

Sustainability

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

Pollution

Scientists Discover Dolphins Call Each Other by Name

“This is the coolest thing ever."<p>Video shot in Shark Bay, Australia, shows something incredible: dolphins are calling each other <i>by name</i>.<p>The video is …

Dolphins

This 12-Year Old Designed a Robot that Hunts for Ocean MicroPlastics

<b>Move over, Boyan Slat.</b> There’s a sixth grader from Massachusetts getting an early jump — at least as far as young geniuses are concerned — on your …

Pollution

First-Ever Beluga Whale Sanctuary to Open in Iceland!

Beluga whales have long been taken from their natural ocean habitats and forced into captivity for the sole purpose of human profit and …

Green Living

Dolphins are among the rare mammals who can see electricity

Not only do dolphins have insane healing powers, but it turns out that they're the only mammals who can detect electrical fields. Sure, I can detect …

Dolphins

Antarctica is screwed and so are we

A series of new research papers published about the frozen continent reveal that what protected it in the past won’t protect it in the future.<p>Buckle …

Global Warming

Ocean oxygen levels are dropping and taking marine life with them

According to new research, existing measurements show ocean “dead zones” are even worse than we thought.<p>When there’s not enough oxygen in the water, …

Global Warming

Coral tricks for adapting to ocean acidification

A process that changes the regulation of genes could help corals acclimatize to the impacts of global warming.<p>Cells commonly control gene expression …

See spectacular video of blue whale, calf playing with dolphins near San Diego

The same marine life photographer who captured drone footage of a rare killer whale sighting off the coast of San Diego in April has struck gold …

Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Some 80 pieces of plastic rubbish weighing eight kg (17 lb) were found in the stomach of a whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, a marine official said on Sunday.<p>The pilot whale was discovered on Monday in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla …

Thailand

US Navy divers put prototype MK29 rebreather system to the test

The US Navy has begun pool testing of its new MK29 Mixed Gas Rebreather designed to conserve helium during deep sea dives below 170 ft (52 m). The …

Southern polar bears found in decline after years of stability

An exhaustive survey of the world’s most southerly polar bears has found a significant drop in their numbers that scientists fear could be climate change finally taking its toll on a population whose health had long been in decline.<p>“If this trend is real and if it continues, I think we happened to …

Chile to Become First Country in the Americas to Ban Plastic Bags

Chile is set to become the first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags to help protect the environment and especially the ocean.<p>Congress …

Japanese Whalers Killed 122 Pregnant Whales and 114 Babies Last Summer

Japanese research vessels harpooned, killed and necropsied 333 Antarctic minke whales during an annual hunt last summer — and 122 of those whales …

Study: Humans destroyed 83% of all wild mammals

Imagine all the animals on Earth: lions and giraffes, monkeys, penguins and bears. All those exist, sure, but you're far more likely to come across …

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Ancient Civilization

Here’s how much all life on Earth weighs, and how insignificant humans are by comparison

Ever wonder how much mass the entirety of Earth’s lifeforms weigh? No? Well, scientists definitely do, and a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

What Could Be the Best Solution Yet to the Ocean’s Plastic Problem Is About To Launch

When Boyan Slat first introduced his plan to rid the ocean of plastic five years ago, he was met with some skeptics. Slat was only 18 at the time, …

Someone is releasing a gas that was banned for destroying the ozone

There’s something weird going on with the Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists have found that a man-made gas banned long ago in a global agreement to save the ozone layer is mysteriously reappearing. But they’re not sure where it’s coming from.<p>Atmospheric measurements in Hawaii show that an …

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why you shouldn't

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of …

Timor-Leste's incredible marine life – in pictures

Situated in the heart of the ‘coral triangle’, this young nation boasts some of the most biodiverse waters in the world. As it emerges from years of unrest, it now faces the challenge of protecting its coasts, and the communities that rely on them, in the face of growing development

East Timor

Can you spot the birds in this picture? Two perfectly-camouflaged animals are hiding in plain sight in this photo of a tree branch

• <b>A man from New South Wales has taken a typical picture of the Australian bush</b><br>• But hiding in the foliage are two Tawny Frogmouths completely …

Was This Humpback Whale Protecting a Diver From a Nearby Tiger Shark?

<b>When Nan Hauser,</b> a whale biologist, went for a dive with her team, she didn’t expect to be shoved around by a 60,000-pound humpback whale. She thinks …