Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
Vehicles churn out about 28 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from fossil fuels in the United States, and their contribution keeps climbing, particularly in urban areas. But planners and policymakers ...
Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control
South Florida's butterflies have become the unintended victim of insecticide control, according to FIU researchers.
Public help needed to save Tasmanian populations of the swift parrot
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) are calling for the public to help protect three species of critically endangered birds.
ActiveGuard mattress liners reduce bed bugs' ability to lay eggs, study finds
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don't.
The problem with solitary confinement
It's a practice that has been in the news since the Ashley Smith case first made headlines and, last week, the Ontario government announced it had launched a review of its solitary confinement policies.
Scientists to explore USVI reefs as part of 12-year project
U.S. scientists are launching an expedition to study the underwater habitat around the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a 12-year effort to map and help conserve Caribbean coral reefs.
Big data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans
Big data: It's a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis' School of Engineering & Applied Science tackled some big data about an important ...
Tasmania's swift parrot now facing population collapse
The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years, new research has found.
Coyotes filling wolves' niche in southeastern US
It's believed that wolves once roamed the southeastern United States before they were eliminated by overhunting and habitat loss. Now the region has a new top dog, the coyote, which may fill the role once ...
Mitigating reptile road mortality: Fence failures compromise ecopassage effectiveness
Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the road, according to a study published March 25, 2015 in the open-access journal ...
Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered
By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, an Oxford University study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that ...
Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century
Population growth could cause global demand for water to outpace supply by mid-century if current levels of consumption continue. But it wouldn't be the first time this has happened, a Duke University study finds.
Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations
A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire found that England's most common bumblebee species saw significant population growth where targeted, bee-friendly planting schemes were in place.
Elusive mouse edges close to extinction
A University of Queensland researcher who has caught the endangered northern hopping mouse on camera for the first time believes the tiny mammal could be closer to the brink of extinction than previously ...