Jeb Bush, speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, based the “conservative” argument for immigration on the fact that “immigrants are more fertile.” Oddly enough, Jeb Bush was right, at least about conservatism. A rigid biological determinism undergirds conservative ideology … Continue reading ?
[Content Note: Gender essentialism.]"I'm so used to liberals telling conservatives that they're anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology—when you look at...Show More Summary
Red State blogger Erick Erickson said what every conservative politician is secretly thinking on Fox News last night. [Erickson said] female breadwinners are antithetical to biology: “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. Show More Summary
Recent observations of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) mineral undersaturations on the Bering Sea Shelf have prompted new interest in the physical and biological factors that control the inorganic carbon system in the region. Understanding...Show More Summary
Wildlife areas and parks are designed to preserve plant and animal life in biological hotspots, but what about the people who live nearby these hotspots? In many parts of East Africa, communities press right up against park boundaries and people have few alternatives but to draw on the natural resources of protected areas. Conservation efforts [...]
COLLEGE STATION, May 8, 2013 – In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time. The team was led by Drs. Show More Summary
In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time.
In a five-page statement responding to my organization, the Center for Biological Diversity, and other conservation groups, the EPA flatly refused to establish any schedule or plan for using the Clean Air Act to reduce the millions of tons of air pollutants produced by coal mines. Why?
Benjamin Beck's novel about saving endangered golden lion tamarins is a must read. If you want to learn about the ups and downs and the ins and outs of conservation biology on the ground, this is the book to read. You'll learn about how science is done in the most difficult of situations in which many people would have thrown up their hands and gone home. read more
What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature?
What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature? The ecological and ethical challenges stemming from this question will require a new dialogue between members of the synthetic biology...Show More Summary
The limosa harlequin frog (Atelopus limosus), an endangered species native to Panama, now has a new lease on life. The Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project is successfully breeding the chevron-patterned form of the species in captivity for the first time. Show More Summary
As conservatives make their case against marriage equality, they’ve found themselves stuck arguing that biological procreation is what counts and then trying to explain how infertile opposite-sex couples are okay. San Francisco Archbishop...Show More Summary
A pioneering procedure in felines allows the collection of biological material from Iberian lynx females before castration. The preserved biological material of the lynxes will be used in future conservation breeding programs.
CORAL GABLES, FL (March 18, 2012) -- University of Miami (UM) doctoral student in Environmental Science and Policy, David Shiffman was invited to tweet updates in real-time, at the International Congress of Conservation Biology, New Zealand, 2011. Show More Summary
A new paper in Conservation Biology (subscription required) from researchers at UC Berkeley and elsewhere provides an important reminder that we often don’t know as much as we think we do about ecological systems and the effects of human actions on those systems. Lead author Benjamin Ramage and colleagues evaluated all the studies they could [...]
In our report below - on cats and birds - we stated that the study was conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To clarify, it was a joint study with The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Cats kill 1.4-3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 mammals in the U.S. alone every year, according to a study by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, which makes them “the top threat to US wildlife.” The number of free-ranging cats in the U.S. has increased about 200% since 1970. My previous post on cats and conservation here. [...]
In the “My Turn” opinion piece published on November 12, 2012, Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity, Sandy Bahr of the Sierra Club and Kim Crumbo of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council summarized their stance on the California condor reintroduction project in Arizona with the final statement: “no animal in Arizona should die [...]Show More Summary
A Missouri bowhunter shot what appeared to be a massive coyote last week while deer hunting in the Franklin Island Conservation Area. But the sheer size of the animal is calling its biological identification into question. Although the nation's larges...