Posts Tagged Wildlife

A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest Advertisements

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The 10 Weirdest Science Stories of 2018…

With the likes of space adventures, wildlife weirdness, and folks who tried to prove that the earth is flat, 2018 treated us with quite a few strange science events… Read the top 10 here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/64382-strangest-news-2018.html

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Enjoy some of the LiveScience.com most amazing images for the past week: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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Sparing vs Sharing: The Great Debate Over How to Protect Nature…

Intro from Yale Environment 360: What is the best way to save nature – to cordon off areas for parks and open space or to integrate conservation measures on working lands? Recent research makes a case for each of these approaches and has reignited a long-standing debate among scientists and conservationists… Read the full article by […]

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Catch some of the most interesting science articles for last week here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Is Warming Bringing a Wave of New Diseases to Arctic Wildlife?…

Intro: Rapid warming and vanishing sea ice in the Arctic has enabled new species, from humpback whales to white-tailed deer, to spread northward. Scientists are increasingly concerned that some of these new arrivals may be bringing dangerous pathogens that could disrupt the region’s fragile ecosystems… Read the full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-warming-bringing-a-wave-of-new-diseases-to-arctic-wildlife

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This Week’s Strangest Science News…

Check out the week’s strangest science news here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60046-strange-science-news.html

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This Week’s Strangest Science News…

In this week’s strangest science news from Live Science, we explore spider orgies in Greece, take a trip up to the Arctic to investigate what’s happening with permafrost there, have a visit to space, then we go to New Zealand… Read all about these adventures here: https://www.livescience.com/60046-strange-science-news.html

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion…

A report from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884

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National Geographic, photo of the day…

Check out today’s link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2018/08/toque-macaque-sri-lanka/

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution…

The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]

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Conservation Conundrum: Is Focusing on a Single Species a Good Strategy?…

Researchers are questioning the fundamental conservation concept that creating and managing protected areas for a single “umbrella” species – whether it’s greater sage grouse, grizzly bears, or gorillas – also benefits other, non-charismatic species sharing the same habitat… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/conservation-conundrum-is-focusing-on-a-single-umbrella-species-a-good-strategy

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World Wildlife Day, March 3rd…

On March 3rd, the United Nations World Wildlife Day was observed. World Wildlife Day was proclaimed on 20th December 2013 at a session of the United Nations General Assembly, here is some info on the event: http://www.wildlifeday.org/  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wildlife_Day  http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/  http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/world-wildlife-day

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Warming Signs: How Diminished Snow Cover Puts Species in Peril…

As the world warms, snow cover has been diminishing from the Alps to the Rockies. The dwindling snowpack is having a profound effect on ecosystems, disrupting the adaptive advantages of such northern species as lynx, wolverines, and snowshoe hares… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/warming-signs-how-diminished-snow-cover-puts-species-in-peril

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Habitat on the Edges: Making Room for Wildlife in an Urbanized World…

An article on the effects of urbanisation on biodiversity from Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/habitat-on-the-edges-making-room-for-wildlife-in-an-urbanized-world

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Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect…

Source (enn.com): Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Beyond Biodiversity: A New Way of Looking at How Species Interconnect

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week… 

This week’s best science articles from Livescience.com, June 23, 2017 – https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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