Ecology

Meet The Invasive Insect That Is Changing An Entire Forest Bird Community

In an unusual role reversal, one tiny invasive insect is controlling the species composition and architecture of a large community of forest birds along the East Coast of the United States<p>Throughout the eastern United States, forests of eastern hemlock, <i>Tsuga canadensis</i>, are under attack by a tiny …

Biodiversity

Israeli farmers scorched by latest attacks, coping with ecological disaster

KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, SOUTHERN ISRAEL — Living in this desert farming community half a mile from Gaza for more than 40 years, Dani Rahamim has seen his fair share of dry seasons and the long-running conflict’s impact on daily life. Still, nothing could prepare him for this summer, in which he’s lost …

Israel

Ecology and Environment declares $0.20 dividend

Ecology and Environment (NASDAQ:EEI) declares $0.20/share semi-annual dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 2.89%<p>Payable Aug. 10; for …

Business

New Kamloops 'carbon park' calls for 40 types of trees, amphitheatre, nature education

The City of Kamloops hopes park improvements in the city's Aberdeen neighbourhood will not only make the area more pleasant but also educate …

British Columbia

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards …

Rocky Mountains

Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves

Structured Abstract<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Individual processes that shape geographical patterns of biodiversity are increasingly understood, but their complex …

Museums

The shocking figures about research animals

19.07.18<p><b>We're calling for action as new figures show millions of animals are still being used in research.</b><p>Today we're highlighting the plight of the …

Animals

The Ecological Benefits of Leaving Wildfires to Burn

In a combustible episode of <i>Things You Might Not Know</i>, host Tom Scott flew above the forests of British Columbia in a helicopter piloted by Bradley …

Forests

UN Environment and Yale University deliver sustainable ‘tiny home’

A new 22sqm eco-housing module has been unveiled in New York City, designed to spark public discussion and new ideas on the provision of sustainable …

Urbanization

At 99 million years old, this baby snake fossil is the first of its kind to be discovered

Palaeontologists have found a tiny fossilized baby snake, the first of its kind to be discovered.<p>The snake embryo, sitting within a chunk of amber …

Dinosaurs

Africa’s 2,500-Yr-Old Baobab Trees Are Dying Mysteriously     

<b>Video Editor:</b> Abhishek Sharma<p>Africa's ancient baobab trees, known as the ‘trees of life’, are under threat. Some of the largest and oldest of the …

India News

These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.

Geese have a problem. Some are arriving at their Arctic mating grounds so exhausted they’re not in the mood anymore.<p>Shifting environmental signals caused by global warming are making the birds race northward on their spring migration, flying faster and skipping the stops they normally use to rest …

Birds

Interview: Using Drones to Enhance Plant Ecology Research

Counting flowers in a meadow one by one sounds like an idyllic way to spend the summer, but not for one researcher from Portland State …

Biology

Determining the bioaccumulation of 9 metals in aquatic invertebrates in mining areas

A new study has proposed an ecological threshold concentration of 9 metals for 10 taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates from clean sites in the Nalón …

Research

The Great Barrier Reef isn’t coming back from the dead

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef could be in more trouble than we thought.<p>New research carried out by scientists at the University of Queensland …

Great Barrier Reef

National Carp Control Plan research delivering interesting results

18 July 2018<p>WITH the National Carp Control Plan’s (NCCP) research program now over half way through, some interesting, and at times unexpected, …

Fish

Genomic-centric view of carbon processing in thawing permafrost | Nature Research Microbiology Community

Over recent decades, palsas in northern Scandinavia have been shrinking. As the once-frozen soil, a rich source of carbon, thaws, the hummocks …

Permafrost

The market for grassland carbon credits is on the rise. Here’s why.

A new study from UC Davis found that “grasslands and rangelands are more resilient carbon sinks than forests in 21st century California.”<p>While …

Cap and Trade

Astromobile To Debut At Robinson Nature Center

The next exhibit at the nature center in Columbia will be on display for one year starting July 25.<p><b>From HoCo:</b> Howard County Department of Recreation …

Johns Hopkins University

Farmers pledge to ‘feed’ a million bumblebees this summer

Concerned about Britain’s pollinators, two pig farmers from Suffolk have pledged to provide food for a million bumblebees this summer<p>Brothers Mark …

Bumblebees

Figure 1: Nature Ecology & Evolution

Figure 1: Nature Ecology & Evolution<p>Fig. 1: Abundance and distribution of <i>A. myosuoroides</i>, along with long-term trends in pesticide usage in the …

Biology

Learning from 'Little Monsters'

Caddisflies, crustaceans, mollusks and flatworms. Those are just a few of the curious creatures known as benthic (bottom-dwelling) invertebrates and …

Habitats

Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek to be held Saturday

The Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center will be hosting the Bayou Lafourche Canoe Trek from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 314 St. Mary St., …

Louisiana

Stream Restoration Aiming To Improve Chesapeake Bay Conditions

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The Stony Run is one of Baltimore’s hidden gems. The lower part of the stream that runs from Northern Parkway in Baltimore through …

Virginia

Explore This Exquisitely Detailed 3D Brain

Science & InnovationVideo<p>The rainbow of tangled connections could help researchers unravel animal behavior.<p>Science & InnovationVideo<p>This tangled rainbow is a big accomplishment for scientists who study something mind-bogglingly small: fruit fly brains. Barely the size of a poppy seed, the adult …

The Brain

The Rocky Mountain Forest Has Trees In Elevation Zones - Jake's Nature Blog

A beautiful spot in a Rocky Mountain forest.<p>In general the Rocky Mountain forest has different kinds of trees that are dominant at different …

Hiking

Audubon Urges Wetland Restoration be prioritized in US EPA Great Lakes Action Plan

(Milwaukee, July 18, 2018)—This evening, representatives from Audubon joined local community leaders at a public meeting hosted by the US EPA to …

Great Lakes

Long way home as Przewalski's horses fly to Mongolia

Their violent kicks rattle the small army plane flying over Siberia as it transports the four rare horses from Prague to the vast Mongolian steppe …

Mongolia

Puget Sound Oil Refinery Permitted to Harm National Park Air Quality

The refinery expansion will go ahead without stringent pollutant controls to protect Washington's parks<p><b>SEATTLE, Wash.</b> – Yesterday, the Washington …

National Parks

Rare Smooth Green Snakes to be Released into Restored Suburban Habitat

A group of conservation-minded suburbanites are attracting snakes to their own backyards – on purpose.<p>Volunteers with the Barrington Greenway …

Biology