Protecting biodiversity by creating a dark infrastructure

An international research team with the participation of the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) advocates the worldwide development of a dark infrastructure. This refers to areas and corridors ...

Impact of urbanization on shrews: A city full of personalities

While shrews are evasive and rarely seen, these small insectivorous mammals are very abundant. One species, the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is particularly successful: it is expanding in Europe and has ...

Light pollution increasing year-round for some migrating birds

Nighttime light pollution levels are increasing the most in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and Central America—findings based on year-round data collected over the last two decades in the Western Hemisphere. This ...

Device enables researchers to easily track elusive insects

With some home security software and a little ingenuity, researchers have developed an inexpensive device that will allow them to study the behavior and activity of insects in regions of the world where they're most diverse.

Hubble lends a helping hand

Far above rain clouds, light pollution, and atmospheric distortion, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has a clear view of the universe. It has shown us distant galaxies, tracked interstellar objects as they soar through our solar ...

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