Habitats

Transparent insulating aerogel brewed up from beer by-product

Made up of over 90 percent air by weight, aerogels are the lightest materials in existence and among the best thermal insulators. But their cloudy …

Home Depot

New Caledonia Bans All Types of Extraction Surrounding Pristine Coral Reefs

The French overseas territory of New Caledonia announced Tuesday the highest possible levels of protection for some of the world's last unspoiled …

New Caledonia

Al Gore Forced To Admit Trump’s Undoing of Environmental Regulations Not So Bad

It's no secret that former Vice President Al Gore has been one of President Trump's most adamant critics when it comes to the environment. When …

Al Gore

A Man Spanked Rosie The Hippo’s Butt At The Los Angeles Zoo, Police Don’t Think It’s Funny At All

You're not supposed to do that.<p>Los Angeles police would like to have a word with a man who entered the hippopotamus enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo …

Trespassing

Live Science

Any other name<p>There is no animal across the Americas that has been given more names than the hemisphere's dominant hunting cat often known as the …

Wildlife

Python rescued in Aya Nagar

A four-foot-long juvenile Indian rock python was rescued by NGO Wildlife SOS in south-west Delhi’s Aya Nagar phase-V on Monday night.<p>The snake was …

Scooters

Emma Thompson Narrates Greenpeace Animated Short to Lobby Against ‘Dirty’ Palm Oil

Greenpeace enlisted Emma Thompson as the narrator of “Rang-tan,” an animated short about a little girl and her orangutan friend — whose Indonesian …

Streaming

Off-leash dog chasing bear in Canmore prompts resident to speak out

A video of an off-leash dog chasing after a bear in Canmore has one resident who witnessed the incident calling on dog owners to follow the …

Pets

Dutch mull 'eau de lion dung' to scare off pesky deer

THE HAGUE (AFP) -<p>A Dutch seaside town overrun by fallow deer is mulling plans to diffuse the smell of lion manure to keep them at bay and stop them invading streets and parks.<p>Situated in the North Sea dunes just west of Amsterdam, Zandvoort has over the past decade been invaded by thousands of the …

North Sea

Gooey Green Slime in Florida Waters Is Super Gross — and Super Toxic

A blanket of green goo — runaway growth of blue-green algae — is choking waters in Florida's St. Lucie River, an estuary near the state's …

Florida

The surprising beauty and benefits of driftwood

Trees are pillars of their communities, a role they can maintain even in death. An upright dead tree offers vital habitat to certain birds and bats, …

Nature

Houston is full of invasive species, and humans are helping them

Image 1of/22<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Insidious species are hard at work across the Houston area, taking over natural habitats and squeezing out native plants and …

Houston

Where wildfowl is flourishing in the capital

What are the birds of London? The emblematic pigeon and the cawing crow, of course. Then there’s the gull that soars high over the river Thames and …

Lifestyle (UK)

Photos: Beautiful Inwood Seal Strikes A Pose

A gorgeous harbor seal was caught sunbathing on a rock in Inwood on Tuesday afternoon. [ more › ]

New York City

Second environmental group joins fight to protect pygmy sunfish

A second environmental group says it will join a federal lawsuit to protect the spring pygmy sunfish from habitat damage caused by construction of …

Fish

Five Things to know for Tuesday: Christmas arrives four months early in Oregon - Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich <br>– Digital Managing Editor, Portland Business Journal<p>Aug 14, 2018, 7:46am PDT<p>One of these days, we'll stop starting Five Things with …

Portland, OR

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?

<b>Endangered monkeys and apes could face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry.</b><p>Most areas suitable for growing the oil crop are key habitats for primates, a study suggests.<p>The researchers, who are examining palm oil's possible effect on Africa's biodiversity, say consumers …

Palm Oil

The Shape of Space

“The sky starts at your feet. Think how brave you are to walk around.”<br>— Anne Herbert 1<p>“Space is not only high, it’s low. It’s a bottomless pit.”<br>— Sun …

Habitats

Scientists deploy emergency response to save largest corals off Florida

The effort to save South Florida’s largest coral colonies will soon extend beyond the intensive care unit and into the maternity ward.<p>The colonies are being killed by a disease of unknown origin — sometimes called white plague or white blotch — first identified off Virginia Key in 2014. In the last …

Florida

Government of Canada announces funding for new projects under the Environmental Damages Fund

QUÉBEC, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Following the "polluter pays" principle, the Environmental Damages Fund ensures polluters take responsibility for their actions. The Fund takes money received from fines and payments from environmental offences and uses it to support progressive environmental …

Canada

Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas

In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the …

Microbiome

Catastrophic declines of mountain hares: what RSPB Scotland believes should happen next - Scottish Nature Notes - Our work

<i>James Silvey, Species and Habitats Officer (All Nature) at RSPB Scotland takes a look what a recent paper on mountain hare numbers means for the</i> …

Wildlife

Dwindling forest area, poaching endanger elephants in Assam

In Assam, between 2013 to 2017, elephants have been a victim of poaching, train related accidents and deaths, poisoning, and electrocution.<p>Between …

Wildlife

Donations From BTG's 8/5 Performance Of TARZAN Benefited Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

On the Sunday, August 5 matinee performance of Tarzan at The Colonial Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) collected post-show donations for the …

Gorillas

Report: Audubon Zoo to gain big residents as Asian elephants relocate from Buffalo to New Orleans

The Audubon Zoo is set to receive two big additions.<p>A pair of Asian elephants, Jothi and Surapa, will relocate to New Orleans from the Buffalo Zoo, …

Wildlife

'Land swap' plan endangers Indonesia's rainforest

A proposal by the Indonesian government intended to prevent wildfires has been criticized by local environmental groups. The plan would give …

Indonesia

Why sharks are thriving near the NC coast

Climate change is negatively impacting our relationship with our state’s coast. Our famous beaches are taking a heavy hit from rising sea levels. …

Sea Level

Messing with mircrobats - Impact - Australian Catholic University

Messing with microbats<p>Microbats go largely unnoticed due to their tiny size and quiet, nocturnal habits. But in Dr Leroy Gonsalves, these winged …

Mosquitoes

New Ferry Butterfly Park celebrates Green Flag award

NEW Ferry Butterfly Park has been recognised as one of the UK's very best green spaces.<p>Celebrations were held by volunteers at the park when they …

Wirral

How many humans would it take to keep our species alive?

In recent years, astronomers have found thousands of planets orbiting nearby stars, making the old science-fiction trope of off-world colonies seem a bit less absurd.<p>But it was the 2016 discovery of a potentially habitable Earth-size planet around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star after the sun, …

Technologie