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Listening to the pulse of the natural world

Listening to the pulse of the natural world

Posted Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:44:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Professor hopes his new field of study, soundscape ecology, will help connect us back to nature and act as a warning bell for environmental damage. Professor Pijanowksi believes that sound is one of the first things to change as an environment changes. He also believes that sound can be an evocative way of connecting people to natural environments.

Listening to the pulse of the natural world

Noisy neighbors - fish distracted by water sports

Noisy neighbors - fish distracted by water sports

Posted Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:41:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

It seems fish have to put up with more than just a voracious fishing industry and oceans becoming more acidic. Noise pollution, such as that from powerboats and jet skis, is also causing them to be distracted from eating. More research is needed to quantify the effects on fish populations, long-term.

Noisy neighbors - fish distracted by water sports

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:09:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks have been tracked by satellite into the North Atlantic for the first time by scientists at the University of Miami. The animals are under threat from shark finning operations who prize them for their large fins.

Endangered Great hammerhead sharks tracked into the north Atlantic

Smithsonian Wild website gathers images of nature uncut

Smithsonian Wild website gathers images of nature uncut

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:41:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new site from the Smitsonian, called Smithsonian WILD, gives public access to hundreds of thousands of wildlife research images from around the world. The Smithsonian has collected over 202,000 striking images from wildlife researchers around the globe in a new publicly accessible collection.

Smithsonian Wild website gathers images of nature uncut

Loggerhead turtle migration mystery solved

Loggerhead turtle migration mystery solved

Posted Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:35:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Geomagnetic cues help young loggerhead turtles navigate the open ocean during their epic 8,000 mile journey between leaving their natal beaches in Florida, and returning 5-10 years later to breed. Researchers have just worked out how they do it. The loggerhead's secret is to use both the angle, or inclination; and the strength of the earth's magnetic field to deliver enough information to determine its exact position on the planet – both east-west and north-south.

Loggerhead turtle migration mystery solved

Something old, something blue - how cyanobacteria are helping forests grow

Something old, something blue - how cyanobacteria are helping forests grow

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Exciting research into the rain forests of British Columbia show that the blue bacteria living on mosses on the oldest trees have a big impact on the nutrient cycle of these forests. The more old trees there are, the more nitrogen is fixed, so helping forests grow. This helps our understanding of the forest nitrogen cycle, but raises new questions about the impact of forest age on greenhouse gases.

Something old, something blue - how cyanobacteria are helping forests grow

New bird discovery raises profile of Madagascar's endangered dry forests

New bird discovery raises profile of Madagascar's endangered dry forests

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new bird, and a new hope for a threatened ecosystem. The Beanka Forest of Madagascar, an area rich in biodiversity, continues to contribute species new to science, heightening concerns about its protection. Local conservation groups are seeking to protect these unique dry forests by enlisting the help of locals, and addressing their needs.

New bird discovery raises profile of Madagascar's endangered dry forests

Further Wildlife Deaths Linked To Gulf Oil Spill

Further Wildlife Deaths Linked To Gulf Oil Spill

Posted Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:29:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Almost a year later, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still affecting wildlife. An unusual increase in the mortality rate among dolphins on the Alabama and Mississippi coasts is being reported this week. At least 24 dolphins have died since the beginning of the year, the majority of which have been infant dolphins, either aborted or stillborn during the calving season.

Further Wildlife Deaths Linked To Gulf Oil Spill

Coral Reefs in Crisis

Coral Reefs in Crisis

Posted Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:24:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Reefs at Risk Revisited finds that three quarters of the world's coral reefs are under threat. Reefs at Risk Revisited, a World Resources Institute (WRI) project, is a groundbreaking analysis of threats to the world's coral reefs. This comprehensive assessment  found that three quarters of the world's coral reefs are under threat from pollution, overfishing and climate change.

Coral Reefs in Crisis

Oysters in danger of extinction

Oysters in danger of extinction

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:01:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Despite their resilience, oysters numbers are falling. Over the past century 85% of oyster reefs have been lost globally, and in most bays 90% of them are functionally extinct. That's according to a study published in the journal Bioscience by a team of American marine scientists.

Oysters in danger of extinction

A Dutch study of the development of river deltas

A Dutch study of the development of river deltas

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:38:00 GMT by Michael Evans

A study of subsoil patterns to help to understnd the formation of deltas and the management of rivers. Researchers at the Delft University of Technology (TU Deft) have been adding information about the subsoil to an existing sedimentation and erosion model to obtain a clearer picture of how rivers and deltas develop over time.

A Dutch study of the development of river deltas

Nations 'need to work together' to save wildlife

Nations 'need to work together' to save wildlife

Posted Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:41:00 GMT by John Dean

Countries will have to improve their co-operation if they are to protect endangered wildlife in an age of climate change, according to an international study. A team of scientists have come up with a conservation index designed to help policy-makers to deal with the effects of climate change on birds in Africa, the theory of which could help governments across the world as climate change forces species to move to new areas.

Nations 'need to work together' to save wildlife

Sea cucumbers. A big future for this sea creature?

Sea cucumbers. A big future for this sea creature?

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:52:00 GMT by John Dean

A humble sea creature is being hailed as the possible solution in the campaign to save the world's oceans from pollution. Scientists at Newcastle University, in North East England, working with colleagues in Africa, say the sea cucumber is important because it is responsible for cleaning up the sea bed by consuming and mixing marine sediments.

Sea cucumbers. A big future for this sea creature?

England's most-important natural refuges identified

England's most-important natural refuges identified

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:26:00 GMT by David Hewitt

A handful of unremarkable spots are serving as valuable refuges for England's rarest species, a new report has revealed. England's rarest species of animals are not majestic eagles or regal deer, nor are the country's most important natural sites to be found in any of the popular National Parks. Instead, the rarest plants and animals are to be found - usually with a magnifying glass - in some of less presupposing parts of this green and pleasant land.

England's most-important natural refuges identified

Yet another natural disaster in the offing for California

Yet another natural disaster in the offing for California

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:55:00 GMT by Michael Evans

We are used to hearing that an earthquake will be the next natural disaster in California, but a recent study suggests that a severe storm is just as likely and could cause three times as much damage.

Yet another natural disaster in the offing for California

Disrupted routine causes feline hypochondria

Disrupted routine causes feline hypochondria

Posted Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:04:01 GMT by Michael Evans

Domestic cats show symptoms of illness when routine is disturbed. For thousands of years people all over the world have kept cats as household pets. The earliest known example comes from a grave that was discovered in Cyprus in 2004. It and contains two skeletons laid closely together, one of a human and the other of a cat and is believed to be 9,500 years old.

Disrupted routine causes feline hypochondria

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Remember Wallace for his birdwing but conserve this incredible insect too

Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The artful crocodiles can hunt cooperatively.

Posted Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys' and apes' cultural learning

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Oil palm ecology suits some.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cultures can exist beyond the (naked) apes.

Posted Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Spot (or hear) the vole - in the snow

Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse Sense

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We’re mad about Madagascar.

Posted Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bad news for corals and divers.

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Voyage to/from Ancient New Zealand

Posted Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research suggests dinosaurs were warm blooded and active

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:09:01 GMT by Julian Jackson

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Celebrating Turtles: World Turtle Day 2011

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 19:23:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Humming in the Rain: Precipitation and Anna's Hummingbird Flight

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A nightingale sings

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Deadly tornado rips through Joplin, Missouri

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 21:11:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Sushi for pigs

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:59:26 GMT by JW Dowey

Underwater volcanoes found under the Southern Ocean

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 22:17:01 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Diversity helps mammals adapt to climate change

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop