- Save The African Bushbuck, Save The World
Tracing the evolutionary history of wildlife could improve global habitat conservation, a major Cardiff University study has found. Researchers in the School of Biosciences analysed the African bushbuck, a common species which lives in most sub-Saharan hab ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 9:42pm
- Studying Drought In The Rain
Rains are back, and we hardly remember how dry it was a couple of weeks ago. Usually, we do not associate moist tropical forests with drought, but during the ‘verano' it gets astonishingly dry in most Panamanian lowland forests, just as in many tropic ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2007 - 2:24pm
- Are Greenland's Icy Days Numbered?
In 2006, Greenland experienced more days of melting snow and at higher altitudes than average over the past 18 years, according to a new NASA-funded project using satellite observations. Daily satellite observations have shown snow melting on Greenland’s i ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 10:02pm
- Why Cheetahs Cheat
While promiscuity in the animal kingdom is generally a male thing, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have found that, in cheetah society, it’s the female with the wandering eye, as reported in a pa ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 1:59pm
- Wild Tiger's Population Trajectory Is "catastrophic"
The wild tiger now occupies a mere 7 percent of its historic range, and the area known to be inhabited by tigers has declined by 41 percent over the past decade, according to an article published in the June 2007 issue of BioScience. Growing trade in folk ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 11:55pm
- Compost Reduces Phosphorus In Soils
Broccoli, eggplant, cabbage and capsicum grown with compost made from recycled garden offcuts have produced equivalent yields to those cultivated by conventional farm practice, but without the subsequent build up of phosphorus. NSW Department of Primary In ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2007 - 8:46pm
- Soil As Carbon Sink
The huge potential of agricultural soils to reduce greenhouse gases and increase production at the same time has been reinforced by new research findings at NSW Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) Wollongbar Agricultural Institute. Trials of agric ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2007 - 8:45pm
- The Fate Of Wild Tigers- Can Tiger Populations And Tiger Trade Co-Exist?
In the cover story of this month’s BioScience journal, leading tiger experts warn that if tigers are to survive, governments must stop all trade in tiger products from wild and captive-bred sources, as well as ramp up efforts to conserve the species and th ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2007 - 9:47am
- Shaking Hands Not Fists In The Middle East
Yesterday, the Israeli Air Force took out at least two buildings in Gaza City in response to the previous day’s Palestinian militants’ attack. Not far away, a group of environmentalists called Friends of the Earth Middle East is taking a different tack to ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:57pm
- Salvage Logging, Replanting Increased Severity Of Biscuit Fire Of 2002
The Biscuit Fire of 2002 burned more severely in areas that had been salvage logged and replanted, compared to similar areas that were also burned in a 1987 fire but had been left to regenerate naturally, a new Oregon State University Study concludes. The ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2007 - 5:44pm