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Sharing Our Shores with Birds

( - NEW YORK (May 26, 2016) - Summer is coming and with the approach of Memorial Day, many people celebrate the holiday weekend at the coast. Birds are already there-terns, skimmers, oystercatchers, plovers-- nesting on the beach and trying to raise their chicks.

May 26, 2016 - 3:00:37 PM

New Catalyst Found for Clean Energy Fuel

( - A team of UConn chemists led by professors Steven Suib and James Rusling have developed a new material that could make hydrogen capture more commercially viable

May 26, 2016 - 12:55:03 PM

Polluted Dust Can Impact Ocean Life Thousands of Miles Away

( - Newswise - As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific Ocean.

May 18, 2016 - 10:21:14 AM

Skepticism About Climate Change May Be Linked To Concerns About Economy

( - WASHINGTON -- Americans may be more likely to accept the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and its potentially devastating effects......

May 4, 2016 - 2:24:33 PM

Millions of Native Orchids Flourish at Former Mining Waste Site

( - Newswise - Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in New York's Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites - typically regarded as blighted landscapes - have untapped value in ecological restoration efforts.

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:15:08 PM

Nebraska Medicine Reduce Energy Use by 25 Percent

( - Imagine cutting 25 percent energy consumption from your home. It's a tall order for a residence, but even more so when your ‘home' spans more than 100 acres.


Apr 22, 2016 - 10:46:29 AM

Ten Ways To Get Prepared For Planting

( - -When the weather warms, many people's thoughts turn to how to make sure their yard is in tip-top shape for planting. These 10 tips can help get your garden off to a great start:

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:15:12 AM

Weathering The Storm Of Today’s Climate

( - From glamorized weather programs to sitcoms and the Academy Awards, we are flooded daily with weather and climate-related messages.

Apr 8, 2016 - 12:12:28 PM

What Ever Happened to Earth First!?

( - Car bomb injuries, prison terms, and death were among the perils protestors with the Earth First! (EF!) movement faced throughout the 1990s.

Apr 7, 2016 - 7:51:34 AM

Increased Flooding, Accelerated Sea-Level Rise in Miami Over Last Decade

( - MIAMI—A new University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science-led study found that Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade ....

Apr 4, 2016 - 5:06:22 PM

Data from 1800s Can Help Researchers, Forest Managers

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. - When seeking clues to how well conservation efforts are working in the present, sometimes scientists look to the past

Mar 24, 2016 - 4:40:01 PM

Ghostly Octopod Shows How Little We Know About Life on Earth

( - Newswise - Last week, NOAA scientists discovered an unknown species in the deep sea. Not far from the Hawaiian Islands, at almost 4,300 meters depth-that's more than 2-1/2 miles underwater....

Mar 14, 2016 - 10:25:53 AM

Harvesting Sunshine for Low-Income Communities

( - "Solar had been thought of as something only the wealthy can achieve," says Grant Klein, Program Manager at DC Sun.

Mar 9, 2016 - 12:01:44 PM

Study of Ancient Teeth Bites Theory of Early Primate Disappearance

( - Fifty-six million years ago, just before earth's carbon dioxide levels and average temperatures soared, many species of primitive primates went extinct ....

Mar 8, 2016 - 11:11:06 AM

Yellowstone Begins Bison Capture - 150 Trapped, Destined for Slaughter

( - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Park rangers have begun capturing wild bison in the Stephens Creek trap within Yellowstone National Park.

Mar 3, 2016 - 6:00:50 PM

School Buildings Designed as 'Teaching Green' Can Lead to Better Environmental Education

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. - The energy used to create electricity to power lights, heating and air conditioning, and appliances within buildings causes nearly 50 percent of all fossil fuel emissions in the United States.

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:05:30 PM

'Mr. President' & 'The First Lady' Have Laid Eggs! Watch LIVE

( - WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2016 -- Eagle nest cams have become a nationwide sensation over the past several years, providing biologists with new insight into eagle nesting behavior and giving the viewing public a new source of inspirational online entertainment.

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:56:16 AM

Environmentalists Decry Oregon Wildlife Refuge Takeover

( - An armed militia has taken over a federal building in southeastern Oregon as part of a long-running campaign of violence, intimidation....

Jan 6, 2016 - 12:31:55 PM

Saving Australia’s Wild Koalas

( - Sadly, the wild koala population in Australia is on the decline and has been for over 10 years.

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:55:38 AM

How Does Fur Keep Animals Warm in Cold Water?

( - Newswise - WASHINGTON, D.C., November 23, 2015 -- Rather than relying on a thick layer of body fat for insulation as many aquatic mammals do.....

Nov 23, 2015 - 11:30:45 AM

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Help Count Birds for Science During Audubon’s Annual Christmas Bird Count

( - NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014)- Now in its 116th year, the National Audubon Society's  annual Christmas Bird Count will take place from December  14 through January 5.

Nov 19, 2015 - 2:01:52 PM

Sizing Up the Geometry of Habitat Loss

( - The shape of a lost habitat goes a long way toward predicting the future of species extinction and biodiversity

Nov 18, 2015 - 1:10:57 PM

Where Did the Wild Things Go?

( - In a few pockets of the world wolves have been carefully reintroduced and the effects are proving enchantingly dramatic.

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:11:07 PM

Is Recycling Still Worthwhile Given the Expense And Emissions Associated With It?

( - Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash and recycle and compost about 87 million tons of this material, which adds up to a 34.3 percent national recycling rate.

Nov 5, 2015 - 9:20:11 AM

Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom

( - Newswise - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom.

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:42:52 PM

Deep-sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas

( - A type of bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, a group of University of Florida researchers has found.

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:42:09 PM

Parabens and Their Byproducts Found in Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals

( - The common cosmetic and drug preservatives known as parabens are in thousands of products - and, at low levels, in the vast majority of Americans.

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:18:04 AM

Nature and Human Activities Create Complex Challenges for Declining Songbirds

( - Newswise - Research into the lives - and deaths - of young rusty blackbirds could help scientists learn more about the complex connections between human activities and the well-being of rapidly declining species

Oct 8, 2015 - 11:15:37 AM

It Takes a Village of Bacteria to Help Frogs Fight Deadly Disease

( - Newswise - The naturally occurring bacteria on a frog's skin could be the most important tool for helping the animal fight off a deadly skin disease, according to an experiment conducted by Virginia Tech researchers.

Oct 8, 2015 - 11:09:16 AM

Gardens of Coral Discovered in Gulf of Maine

( - Brilliantly colored gardens of red tree coral (Primnoa), fan coral (Paramuricea), and multiple species of sponge grow on underwater ridges and along the walls of box canyons deep in the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine.

Oct 8, 2015 - 8:55:42 AM

Whales are Dying in the Gulf of Alaska

( - Over the past four months, 33 large whales have been reported dead in the Western Gulf of Alaska

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:47:50 AM

What Exactly is Solar Desalination

( - Solar desalination is a technique used to remove salt from water via a specially designed still that uses solar energy to boil seawater and capture the resulting steam...

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:40:37 AM

Are the California Redwoods in Danger Because of the Drought?

( - California is home to two of the three redwood tree species: coast redwoods and giant sequoias. The coast redwood is the Earth's tallest tree, growing more than 360 feet tall, with a trunk that can extend to 24 feet wide.

Aug 29, 2015 - 1:10:04 PM

Living Landscapes Matter: Lawns And Gardens Are Ecosystems That Help Us All

( While in some parts of our country, people are replacing their lawns with rocks, mulch, cacti and plastic grass-deadening the landscape in order to conserve water-you may not have to.

Aug 28, 2015 - 9:57:27 AM

Death by a Thousand Cuts

( - It’s common knowledge that polar bears, and their primary prey the ringed seal, might go extinct this century....

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:11:49 AM

Evolutionary War Between Microorganisms Affecting Human Health,

( - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating "superbugs" able to resist drugs treating infection.

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:15:38 AM

Washington DC Sinking Fast, Adding to Threat of Sea-Level Rise

( Newswire - New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century-adding to the problems of sea-level rise.

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:31:41 AM

Cutting Carbon Emissions Could Have Indirect Effects on Hunger

( - As many of the world's nations prepare and implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say another critical factor needs to be considered.

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:17:55 AM

An All-natural Sunscreen Derived From Algae

( - For consumers searching for just the right sunblock this summer, the options can be overwhelming.

Jul 29, 2015 - 9:59:36 AM

Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in Worms

( - Birds and bees do it. So do sea turtles and salmon. Even some bacteria do it. They all can use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate.

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:37:36 PM

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