The fate of over 64,000 live wild animals officially reported to have been confiscated by enforcement agencies remains untraceable, according to a new report released by the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection.
Researchers at MIT and other institutions have created tiny freeze-dried pellets that include all of the molecular machinery needed to translate DNA into proteins, which could form the basis for on-demand production of drugs and vaccines.
Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research.
Researchers at the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell. It begins to explain how thousands of genes coordinate with one another to orchestrate cellular life.
DuPont Pioneer researchers have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source that exhibits promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science published the finding this week.
In the 1980s, people living on houseboats in the San Francisco Bay were puzzled by a droning hum of unknown origin that started abruptly in the late evening and stopped suddenly in the morning.
Water column measurements suggest shoaling of aragonite saturation depths (ASD) throughout the world oceans, due to increase in greenhouse gas concentration. Past records of aragonite saturation state under different climatic conditions are required to assess the impact of climatic changes on shoaling/deepening of ASD. Show More Summary
Ocean acidification and rising seawater temperature are environmental stressors resulting from the continuous increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration due to anthropogenic activities. As a consequence, marine fish are expected to...Show More Summary
The biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant have spent four decades on a tiny island in the Galápagos. Their discoveries reveal how new animal species can emerge in just a few generations.
The ocean system is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes in response to global climatic and regional anthropogenic forcings. These drivers, including primarily temperature rise, intensified stratification, ocean acidification, eutrophication,...Show More Summary
High levels of carbon dioxide could impair the brain chemistry of fish, scientists found. Researchers from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found that increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the ocean alters the brain chemistry […]
Tropical coral reefs lose up to two thirds of their zooplankton through ocean acidification. This is the conclusion reached by a German-Australian research team that examined two reefs with so-called carbon dioxide seeps off the coast of Papua New Guinea. At these locations volcanic carbon dioxide escapes from the seabed, lowering the water’s acidity to […]
“The ocean acts like a sponge, absorbing most of the extra heat caused by our greenhouse gases. And it’s been growing warmer and more acidic for decades now. In other words, the very chemistry of our oceans is changing, which is risking marine life and rippling all the way up the food chain … This […]
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