Study in Tanzania finds fishery improvements outweigh fuelwood losses
When the government of Tanzania established Saadani National Park in 2005, it enhanced protection of the coastal mangrove ecosystem from further degradation. A study by a team of University of Rhode Island researchers found ...
US shale gas weakening Russian, Iranian petro-power, study finds
Rising U.S. natural gas production from shale formations has already played a critical role in weakening Russia's ability to wield an "energy weapon" over its European customers, and this trend will accelerate in the coming ...
A different kind of mentor
Mentoring is a recognized tool in career development and advancement. It brings a personal element to what might otherwise be a confusing process. Mentors can provide insight into the unwritten rules and culture of the professional ...
Amid US gas boom, split over environment risks
The United States is seeing a natural gas boom thanks to discoveries of abundant shale gas, and at the same time a groundswell of opposition from critics who say the environmental risks from drilling are too ...
Texas light bulb bill would skirt federal plan
Texas could soon be in a position to turn the lights off on a federal plan to phase out certain light bulbs.
Tech-savvy Iceland online for new constitution
(AP) -- How do you write a new constitution in the 21st century? You go where the people are - online.
Saving wildlife with forensic genetics
Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry ...
UN aims for biodiversity treaty by July 2012
A global treaty on the harvesting of genetic resources will probably be ratified by July 2012, the UN executive secretary on biological diversity said Tuesday.
Groups sue US over antibiotics in farm feed
A coalition of consumer groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the US Food and Drug Administration over the use of human antibiotics in animal feed, saying it creates dangerous superbugs.
New research aims to improve natural gas production
Natural gas is an abundant energy resource for the United States, but much of it remains trapped in shale or tight-sand formations. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology hope to develop ...
Research digs deep into the fracking controversy
The turmoil in oil-producing nations is triggering turmoil at home, as rising oil prices force Americans to pay more at the pump. Meanwhile, there's a growing industry that's promising jobs and access to cheaper ...
Top 40 science questions from US conservation policy makers
A wide-ranging group of experts has published a set of 40 key environmental questions to help align scientific research agendas with the needs of natural resource decision makers.
Nuclear will survive, because it has to: ANU professor
Japan relies on nuclear power for about 30% of its electricity. It has few natural resources and imports large quantities of coal, gas and oil at an ever increasing cost. Some Japanese people are not in favor ...
Hawaii board OKs plan for giant telescope
(AP) -- Hawaii has moved a step closer to the construction of the world's largest telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea.