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Unexpected natural source of methane discovered

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:42:00 EST

Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane.(image)



No-fishing zones help endangered penguins

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:30:00 EST

Small no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.(image)



Reimbursing Ranchers for Livestock Killed by Predators Supports Conservation Efforts

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:32:00 EST

Alberta’s predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.(image)



Warming Signs: How Diminished Snow Cover Puts Species in Peril

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:18:00 EST

The wolverine is highly adapted to life in a snowy world. It has thick fur and snowshoe-like feet, and it dens high in the mountains as a way to avoid predators that aren’t as nimble in deep snow and to provide its kits with insulation from the bitter high-elevation cold.(image)



As Cli­mate is Warm­ing Up, More Bird Nests Are Des­troyed in Finnish Farm­land

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:52:00 EST

Finnish farmers are adapting to the warming climate by anticipating the time when they sow their fields in the spring. At the same time, birds have also advanced the time of breeding as the spring temperatures are becoming milder in response to climate change.(image)



Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:22:00 EST

Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world’s largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, running the risk that the colony cannot sustain itself in coming decades, newly published research concludes. (image)



Pacific Northwest Salmon Species Has Lost Two-Thirds of Its Genetic Diversity

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:52:00 EST

Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest that supports a major fishery industry and indigenous traditions, have lost up to two-thirds of their genetic diversity over the past 7,000 years, according to a new study. Scientists warn the loss could make it difficult for the species to cope with warming global temperatures and ocean acidification — environmental changes that are already impacting the fish today.(image)