Ecology

Record 129 Million Dead Trees in California

By U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Monday announced that an additional 27 …

Biology

How virtual reality is opening up some of the world's most inaccessible archaeological sites

Now our team of researchers from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK has created a VR model of the sites. We did this by taking images …

Archaeology

Why small ponds have enormous value

Ponds may not seem as glamorous as rushing rivers or majestic lakes, but they’re indispensable when it comes to biodiversity and ecosystem health. In …

Biology

Goldfish threaten Yellow Lake ecosystem near Penticton

They’re mostly found in household bowls and aquariums, but goldfish are invading B.C. lakes and ponds and they’re becoming an increasing problem for …

Fish

Genetics preserves traces of ancient resistance to Inca rule

The Chachapoyas region was conquered by the Inca Empire in the late 15th century. Knowledge of the fate of the local population has been based …

Anthropology

How Do Coastal Marshes Respond to Climate Change?

Wetlands on Louisiana’s Guste Island.<p><b>Dec 12, 2017 •</b> This afternoon at the NASA #AGU17 Booth (#1645), University of Maryland doctoral student Yu Mo, …

Biology

Averaging the wisdom of crowds

Also important is the analysis of the estimates from people who participated multiple times. Recently, researchers have suggested that it is also …

Biology

Drought kills another 27 million trees in California

<i>Dead trees in Sequoia National Park in May 2016. The Southern Sierra Nevada was one of the hardest-hit areas by drought and high temperatures,</i> …

Drought

Stakeholders Share Invasive Mussel Strategies At 'Unprecedented' Upper Columbia Basin Meeting

Agencies responding to the discovery of invasive mussels in two Montana reservoirs east of the continental divide last year are working to better …

Montana

Shatter-proof mobile phone screens a step closer

An international study on glass led by ANU and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris in France could lead to the development of shatter-proof …

Engineering

Researchers make solid ground toward better lithium-ion battery interfaces

The research was conducted using materials that have been used in previous proof-of-concept solid-state batteries.<p>"Since these materials are not …

Chemical Engineering

Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found evidence that the "Thames Beater" was a weapon that could be used to kill …

River Thames

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along

The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was …

Biology

America’s Tumultuous Love Affair With Kudzu

Before the plant was considered a scourge, it was used for decoration, as livestock fodder, and to fight erosion.<p>In February of 1937, a newspaper …

Culture

Project to improve success rate of native plant restoration

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are …

Biology

Some forests aren't growing back after wildfires, research finds

Climate change, frequent fires mean some forests may never be the same<p>Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground …

Climate Change

Decades of increased burning deplete soil carbon

Long-term effects of repeated fires on soils found to have significant impacts on carbon storage not previously considered in global greenhouse gas …

Climate Change

New strategy aims to improve cancer care supports for Indigenous people

Johnna Sparrow years ago kept putting off going to her doctor for a mammogram. It wasn’t until the test came to her that she gave in to pressure from …

Indigenous Peoples

Kittiwake added to the list of British birds facing global extinction...and plastic is partly to blame

The kittiwake has been added to the list of British birds facing global extinction, with plastic, pollution, climate change and overfishing blamed for catastrophic declines this century.<p>The familiar seabirds used to nest in their millions around UK’s shores but now only around 300,000 breeding …

St Kilda

Dying Ecosystems

Earth’s ecosystems support all life, though collapsed ecosystems would be like stepping outside of the international space station not wearing a …

Liberal View

Scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index

Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based …

Climate Change

Edmonton schools battle to reverse decline in Indigenous language knowledge

Eunice Hunter-Beaver begins her lessons at Ben Calf Robe School with a cheerful “tansi!”<p>An instructor at the Edmonton Catholic elementary to junior …

Indigenous Peoples

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change

The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky …

Biology

Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists

Journalism has emerged as one of the 21st century's most rapidly "disrupted" industries as the rise of social media has undermined the effectiveness …

Nextgen

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

One of the world's 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half - including scores of indigenous North American languages—might not survive …

Biology

A keep-fit gadget for your dog this Christmas – who really benefits?

Researchers at the University of York have enlisted the help of our canine friends to test the concept of a "Dog Internet."<p>The Dog Internet project …

Biology

World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory

The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with …

Space

Mining to resume at nuke waste dump for first time since leak

Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week, allowing …

Biology

How much can 252-million-year-old ecosystems tell us about modern Earth? A lot.

A whopping 252 million years ago, Earth was crawling with bizarre animals, including dinosaur cousins resembling Komodo dragons and bulky early …

Biology

Archaeologist finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks

An archaeologist from The Australian National University (ANU) has uncovered the world's oldest known fish-hooks placed in a burial ritual, found on …

Archaeology