Ecology

Scientists say "ecological armageddon" is imminent due to massive insect deaths

Dropping Like Flies<p>The amount of flying insects living in Germany has dropped precipitously over the past 25 years, according to a new study. Dozens …

Insects

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown

The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown<p>Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown, air pollution, water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I …

Opinion

‘Jane’ Depicts An Unconventional Eden Of Immense Natural Beauty

The new Jane Goodall documentary will change the way you look at the world<p>There’s a danger in watching footage of animals in the wild. It comes in the moment when you think to yourself, <i>Oh, look. They’re just like us!</i> This tendency to anthropomorphize animals is difficult to fight, but it’s worth …

Life Sciences

Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science

Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked to a forest before dawn to listen to a …

Augmented Reality

New Jane Goodall Documentary, JANE, May Be Too Pure for This World (Review)

There’s a point early on in <i>Jane</i>, the latest National Geographic documentary about Jane Goodall, at which the film explains how Goodall, without any …

Entertainment

Does coastal erosion help or harm the Gulf's blue crabs? | NOLA.com

Blue crab populations could see an initial boost as Louisiana wetlands break up and erode, according to an ongoing study by researchers with the …

New Orleans

‘Jane’ Pays Tribute To Jane Goodall’s Revolutionary Studies Of Chimp Life

Brett Morgen, director of the Kurt Cobain documentary <i>Montage of Heck</i>, opens his new doc <i>Jane</i> with a montage of evolution. We see 60-year-old nature footage of a fly, a spider, a caterpillar, a fluffier caterpillar, a bird, a bigger bird, and finally a baboon. At last, behold the humans: a guide …

Jane Goodall

Rat Eradication on Ilha do Meio

In Brazil WWF is partnering with TRIADE to undertake a trial rat eradication on Ilha do Meio, one of the small offshore islands of Fernando de …

Life Sciences

Even a 'minor' nuclear war would be a global ecological catastrophe

President Donald Trump's vow to hit North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" was an unveiled threat to unleash America's most …

North Korea

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening.<p>Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society …

Bees

Coastal authority focuses on southeast La. restoration projects | NOLA.com

Overview of southeastern Louisiana projects<p>Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation<p>Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation<p>Bayou Bonfouca Marsh Creation cells<p>Bayou …

New Orleans

Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine life

One of the important insights delivered by the Reef Life Survey datatbase is the relationship between water temperature and the ratio of fish to …

Life Sciences

Crown Land Auction

<i>This fall the Saskatchewan Party put 75 parcels of Crown land up for sale in an online auction scheduled to close in early November. Since taking</i> …

Life Sciences

Jane Is a Captivating Look at Jane Goodall’s Exploration of ‘the Great Mystery’

We disagree on many things, but we can all agree on Jane Goodall. Gazing on wild chimpanzees, her patience seemingly limitless, as if there were …

Entertainment

Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.<p>An international team of scientists, …

Life Sciences

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical …

Pollution

Scottish Sikh Community helps save Caledonian Forest in memory of 1984 Sikh Massacre | The Great Outdoors

20th October 2017<p><b>The Scottish Sikh community has raised over £10,000 to commemorate the 1984 Sikh Massacre. Trees for Life have planted 1,984 trees</b> …

Backpacking

The case of the disappearing insect. Boffin tells Reg: We don't know why... but we must act

"Insects are at the bottom of the ecosystem," the lead author of a study into a massive decrease in collected insects told <i>The Reg</i>. Their loss, he …

Bees

The perils of business ethics facing the UK's SME jewellery producers comes under scrutiny

In the long-established Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, highly-skilled micro-businesses create and craft bespoke items using fine gems and precious …

Life Sciences

Researchers explore walleye for aquaculture

More than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And …

Aquaculture

New minimally invasive procedure saves dog's life—and her kidney

Lucy, a Lab-Akita cross, was a perfectly healthy, happy nine-year-old dog until the day she started peeing blood.<p>Lucy's owner, Mindy Ages, brought …

Medicine

Take a walk on Mars—in your own living room

When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian …

Planets

Database eyes human role in earthquakes

A new database showcasing hundreds of examples of human-triggered earthquakes should shake up policy-makers, regulators and industry executives …

Life Sciences

It's not just about the money, say STEM students of color

High-achieving undergraduates of color pursuing lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have their sights set on …

Education

A fresh look at fresh water—researchers create a 50,000-lake database

Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?<p>The …

Life Sciences

Mine craft for Mars

If there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to live on other planets by …

Minecraft

Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off California

Environmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking …

Weather

Shallow soils promote savannas in South America

New research suggests that the boundary between South American tropical rainforests and savannas is influenced by the depth to which plants can root. …

Life Sciences

A seemingly symbolic action shifted the climate change debate

On the face of it, environmentalist Bill McKibben's international climate campaign to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited …

Climate

Drilling into the mysteries of seismic activity

"The cores will also allow us to determine the relative impacts of sea level change of and climate change through time on the transfer of sediment …

Life Sciences