Scientists tether lionfish to Cayman reefs
Research done by U.S. scientists in the Cayman Islands suggests that native predators can be trained to gobble up invasive lionfish that colonize regional reefs and voraciously prey on juvenile marine creatures.
Weibo shares jump in market debut
Weibo Corp.'s shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S.
Field study suggests islands and forest fragments are not as alike as thought
Dynamic atolls give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise
It is widely predicted that low-lying coral reef islands will drown as a result of sea-level rise, leaving their populations as environmental refugees. But new evidence now suggests that these small islands ...
Future heat waves pose risk for population of Greater London
(Phys.org) —A study led by Oxford University has modelled the effects of future heat waves on people living in Greater London in 2050 and concludes that the risk of heat-related deaths could be significantly ...
Video: Harvesting water from fog
PH2OG Water is a startup project coming out of Princeton University's eLab that harvests water from clouds in the mountains of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and distills it into pure, premium drinking water. The idea o ...
'No jeopardy' to steller sea lions from proposed fishery management changes
Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the endangered western population of Steller sea lions or adversely modify Steller ...
Genetic diversity approved for translocated bandicoots
Genetic diversity among translocated populations of golden bandicoots (Isoodon auratus) in the north-west has been assessed by WA researchers to determine their ongoing viability.
After storm, US mulls artificial islands near NY
A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal.
Moth lineage provides a key to species diversification
To many, moths are just the dull relatives of butterflies that often startle us in the dark. But for UH Mānoa Junior Researcher Dr. William Haines, former Junior Researcher Dr. Patrick Schmitz and Professor ...
Letter from 1909 could solve missing fish riddle
A letter sent to the Museum more than a hundred years ago could unravel the mystery absence of the freshwater river blenny from the island of Cyprus.
New study shows major increase in West Antarctic glacial loss
Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.
Spanish island eyes world first with wind, water power
A Spanish island hopes to become the first in the world fully powered by renewable energy later this year when it launches a new wind and water energy plant, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Bighorn sheep went extinct on desert island in Gulf of California, study finds
Using ancient DNA analysis and other techniques, a research team led by conservation biologists at the University of California, Riverside has determined that bighorn sheep, so named for their massive spiral ...