- Uganda's Mountain Gorillas Increase In Number
The most recent census of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park—one of only two places in the world where the rare gorillas exist—has found that the population has increased by 6 percent since the last census in 2002, according t ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2007 - 5:42pm
- NATURE Magazine Versus Holland- Do Plants Emit Methane Or Not?
A study in Nature suggested that terrestrial plants may be a global source of the potent greenhouse gas methane, making plants substantial contributors to the annual global methane budget. This controversial finding and the resulting commotion triggered a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 1:01pm
- US Conservation Efforts Bring More Marine Turtles To UK
US and Mexican conservation efforts may have boosted the number of marine turtles visiting UK waters, according to University of Exeter biologists. New research by the University of Exeter and Marine Environmental Monitoring, published this week in Marine ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 6:27pm
- Lonesome George Is Not So Lonely These Days
Among flagship species for conservation, Lonesome George is perhaps the most renowned. Long thought to be the sole survivor of a species of giant Galápagos tortoise (Geochelone abingdoni), this conservation icon may not be alone for much longer. Researcher ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 1:44pm
- Did Global Warming And Not Competiton With Modern Man Kill Neanderthals?
Climate – and not modern humans – was the cause of the Neanderthal extinction in the Iberian Peninsula. Such is the conclusion of the University of Granada research group RNM 179- Mineralogy and Geochemistry of sedimentary and metamorphic environments, hea ...
Article - News Staff - May 6 2007 - 4:24pm
- Alien Plants Use 'resource Conservation' As Weapon
One of the most serious and least understood threats to the world's ecosystems is the problem of invasive species-exotic plants, animals and other organisms that are brought into habitats and subsequently spread at a rapid rate, often replacing native ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 10:20am
- Madagascan Tropical Forests Return Thanks To Better Management
A new study shows that although loss of tropical dry forests occurs in southern Madagascar, there are also large areas of forests regenerating. The return of forest cover was found to be substantial in the study area, with an overall net increase of 4 % du ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 10:21pm
- Jury Still Out On Zero Emission Fuel Saver (ZEFS) Technology
Save the World Air Inc. makes Zero Emission Fuel Saver (ZEFS) technology that is intended to reduce tailpipe pollutants and increase fuel efficiency in gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. RAND Corporation has been conducted independent tests and cannot c ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 7:05pm
- Revolution In Conservation-tagging Fish And All Their Future Offspring
A team of Australian, American and French coral reef scientists has achieved a world breakthrough in tracking fish that could revolutionize the sustainable management of coral reefs and help restore threatened fisheries. Working on coral reefs in a marine ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2007 - 9:31am
- Luxury Train Beds- Made From Garbage Bags?
Railway sleepers made from waste plastic, including recycled bumper scrap and old computer cases could be putting in an appearance on UK railway tracks soon, writes Patrick Walter in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. UK company Micron, whi ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2007 - 1:12pm