New way to date rocks

A new way to date a common mineral could help pinpoint ore deposits and improve mineral exploration globally, according to scientists.

Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warming

Scientists have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily when the planet's glaciers last melted during a period of global warming; rather,...

Biochar: A better start to rain forest restoration

An indigenous farming technique that's been around for thousands of years provides the basis for restoring rain forests stripped clear of trees by gold...

Know your enemy: Exposing threatened species to predators improves evasive behaviors

A study of burrowing bettongs in the Australian desert has shown for the first time that exposing threatened native animals to small numbers of...

Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection

More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased after listing of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to...

Chemical discovery gets reluctant seeds to sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical.

Vegetation controls the future of the water cycle

Researchers have found that vegetation plays a dominant role in Earth's water cycle, that plants will regulate and dominate the increasing stress placed on...

Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought

The World Health Organization's most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine...

Adjusting pesticide regulation and use in European soils

Scientists have explored how to improve the PERSAM model used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in pesticide regulation. They have analysed the...

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to...

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He's given a whole new meaning to "poached eggs." Link to full source: Florida man arrested for stealing sea turtle eggs

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