WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction
China's wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.
Scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental challenges
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
New method for greenhouse gas predictions
Pulp and paper producers are among Canada's most important industries and also one of the largest producers of wastewater. Estimating the greenhouse gas emissions in this wastewater has become a priority for the industry.
The time is right for cod research
Despite the ongoing crisis in cod farming, the Research Council of Norway is investing NOK 21 million into research on cod larvae. "Right move at the right time," believes Professor Ivar Rønnestad.
Is nanosilver toxic?
According to Finnish-Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species, there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions. The results ...
March of the pathogens: Parasite metabolism can foretell disease ranges under climate change
Knowing the temperatures that viruses, bacteria, worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change, according to new ...
River salinisation an urgent ecological issue
(Phys.org)—A just published review by Australian and European researchers has highlighted the growing global environmental problem of increasing salt levels in the world's rivers. Co-author, Dr Ben Kefford ...
Study examines how to best persuade consumers to help protect the planet
We've all seen those message cards in hotel rooms asking us to reuse our towels. Many of us likely wonder, do those signs actually work? It turns out that hotel-goers are more likely to hang up their towels ...
Innovations in soil science will grow the solutions to global food security
A report published by the RSC says that innovative research in soil science will be fundamental in overcoming the growing threat of global food and fuel crop shortages as the world's population continues to increase.
Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine
An Earth-friendly future for French wine could include disease-resistant grapes, solar-powered robots, and lighter packaging, as vintners innovate to slash their environmental footprint.
Mercury in coastal fog linked to upwelling of deep ocean water
An ongoing investigation of elevated mercury levels in coastal fog in California suggests that upwelling of deep ocean water along the coast brings mercury to the surface, where it enters the atmosphere and is absorbed by ...
New study shows probiotics help fish grow up faster and healthier
(Phys.org)—Probiotics like those found in yogurt are not only good for people—they are also good for fish. A new study by scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology found that ...
Research impact can be measured through case studies
The large majority of Australian university research projects have considerable impact on society, according to new findings from the sector.