Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot
Conservation

Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot

Right now, whales are facing myriad threats, from pollution and getting tangled in fishing gear, to warming and acidifying oceans. To understand how those threats are affecting whales, scientists need data. And to get that data, they’ve come up with a drone that can capture whale snot.Whales push out massive amounts of snot—or more scientifically,…

Global conservation of species’ niches
Conservation

Global conservation of species’ niches

AbstractEnvironmental change is rapidly accelerating, and many species will need to adapt to survive1. Ensuring that protected areas cover populations across a broad range of environmental conditions could safeguard the processes that lead to such adaptations1,2,3. However, international conservation policies have largely neglected these considerations when setting targets for the expansion of protected areas4. Here…

Global conservation of species’ niches
Conservation

Global conservation of species’ niches

AbstractEnvironmental change is rapidly accelerating, and many species will need to adapt to survive1. Ensuring that protected areas cover populations across a broad range of environmental conditions could safeguard the processes that lead to such adaptations1,2,3. However, international conservation policies have largely neglected these considerations when setting targets for the expansion of protected areas4. Here…

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas
Conservation

Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption All over Europe, renewable installations are often located in protected areas Wind, solar and hydro power installations pose a growing threat to key conservation areas, say researchers. Researchers found that over 2,200 green energy plants have been built within the boundaries of the Earth’s remaining wilderness. They say that…