Community-based conservation management has positive effect on wildlife

Putting land management in the hands of local communities helps the wildlife within, according to new research. A new study demonstrates the positive ecological...

Magnetic ‘springs’ break down marine microplastic pollution

Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics that pollute them without harming nearby...

Antarctic landscape insights keep ice loss forecasts on the radar

New maps of a mountainous landscape under a key glacier in West Antarctica will be a valuable aid in forecasting sea level changes.

Does mountaintop removal also remove rattlesnakes?

Timber rattlesnakes, according to the study's author, are among the most docile creatures in Appalachia. They choose places to hibernate that are more likely...

Diamond discovery under pressure

For the first time, scientists have found Earth's fourth most abundant mineral -- calcium silicate perovskite -- at Earth's surface.

Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new study finds. Researchers...

Volcanic eruptions examiner

Volcanologists spent two weeks collecting samples from Yasur, a continuously erupting volcano on Tanna, an island in the remote South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu,...

Algorithm provides early warning system for tracking groundwater contamination

Scientists have developed a low-cost method for real-time monitoring of pollutants using commonly available sensors.

Krypton reveals ancient water beneath the Israeli desert

Getting reliable precipitation data from the past has proven difficult, as is predicting regional changes for climate models in the present. A combination of...

Righty blue whales sometimes act like lefties, study finds

To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through...

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