Growth of wind energy points to future challenges, promise

Advances in adapting the technology and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity...

Harnessing the power of algae: New, greener fuel cells move step closer to reality

A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially...

Walking sharks discovered in the tropics

Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates

A conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues...

Environmental DNA reveals secret reef inhabitants

An international research team samples seawater from around the world to reveal which tropical reef fish occur where. To identify species and families, they...

New explanation for neutrino anomalies in Antarctica

A new article provides a new explanation for two recent strange events that occurred in Antarctica -- high-energy neutrinos appearing to come up out...

Why Noah’s Ark won’t work

Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study finds.

Fish size affects Snake River salmon returns more than route through dams

The survival and eventual return of juvenile Snake River salmon and steelhead to spawning streams as adults depends more on their size than the...

Genomic effects of inbreeding on Scandinavian wolves

Researchers have been exploring the genetic origins of the Scandinavian grey wolf population, which was founded by only three immigrating wolves. The scientists show...

New modeling technique shows greater likelihood, frequency of urban extreme heat events

This model addresses the fact that most traditional climate models effectively ignore cities entirely, causing them to underestimate the frequency and severity of urban...

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