Ecology news

Japan fleet sets sail for Antarctic whale hunt

A Japanese whaling fleet set sail for the Antarctic on Tuesday, on a mission to resume the slaughter after a one-year pause, with environmentalists slamming the move as a "crime against nature".

date10 hours ago in Ecology
shares4 comments 1

Three food grade colorants identified for citrus

In citrus fruit, the color of the peel is a major factor in consumer selection; fresh oranges with a dark orange peel are favored. In order to appeal to consumer preferences, citrus that is picked when it hasn't reached peak ...

date20 hours ago in Ecology
shares2 comments 0

Waters are more polluted than tests say

Bodies of water are "sinks", and thereby bind contaminants particularly well. If even slightly toxic concentrations in water are to be detected, the growth and swimming behavior of small crustaceans, mini-snails and copepods ...

date21 hours ago in Ecology
shares9 comments 0

Animals in Africa 1000 years ago

A team of local scientists have wound back the clock by 1000 years to reconstruct wildlife populations across Africa to help us better understand how they have shaped the world we live in.

dateNov 30, 2015 in Ecology
shares7 comments 0