Global warming could help bolster turtle population size
(Phys.org) —Scientists studying the sex ratio of sea turtles at one of the world's largest rookeries predict global warming could help bolster population sizes.
Pumice models could help protect shipping
Scientists have used a computer model of ocean circulation to predict the movement of the rafts of floating pumice given off by an erupting underwater volcano.
Strong earthquake hits Indonesia; no casualties
A strong and shallow undersea earthquake hit parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Sunday, causing panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Ecuador emergency over stricken Galapagos freighter
Ecuador declared an environmental emergency in the Galapagos Islands Thursday, after a freighter carrying pollutants ran aground last week.
November release for new 'Far Cry' video game
French video game giant Ubisoft on Thursday announced that a new installment in its blockbuster "Far Cry" franchise is set for release in November.
Countless 'buried islands' result of ancient shoreline near Kalgoorlie
A Greenfields exploration has confirmed that present-day Kalgoorlie is close to an ancient coastline.
Excess heat from air conditioners causes higher nighttime temperatures
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the ...
Time-lapse of the 'unstable' West Antarctic ice shee
The new finding that the eventual loss of a major section of West Antarctica's ice sheet "appears unstoppable" was not completely unexpected by scientists who study this area. The study, led by glaciologist ...
How have changing sea-levels influenced evolution on the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands have an iconic status in the history of evolutionary study, now new research shows that the islands' own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the chain's native species.
With 'self-fumigation,' Darwin's finches combat deadly parasitic flies
When University of Utah biologists set out cotton balls treated with a mild pesticide, wild finches in the Galapagos Islands used the cotton to help build their nests, killing parasitic fly maggots to protect ...
Iconic Galapagos bird suffering population decline
One of the iconic birds of the Galapagos Islands, the blue-footed booby, has suffered a sharp population decline, authorities in the Ecuadoran archipelago said Wednesday, blaming overfishing.
Man landing on Madeira could be four centuries prior to its colonization by the Portuguese
According to the results, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal, house mice may have landed on the island before 1036, most likely transported by a ship. The article suggests that the introduction of thi ...
A variety of California kingsnake is wreaking havoc in Canary Islands
An albino variety of California kingsnake popular in the pet trade has infested the Canary Islands, decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species that have had no time to evolve evasive patterns in what was once a stable ...
Wifi in the woods? Canada says yes (and oui)
For those who cannot face social media exile when they head to the cottage, lake or woods, Parks Canada says it will offer wi-fi in some of its spectacular outposts.