Environment

Padre Island Scientist Shares Her Experience with Sea Turtle Eggs during Hatching Season

Padre Island Scientist Shares Her Experience with Sea Turtle Eggs during Hatching Season

Donna Shaver of Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore says she is spending most of the summer taking care of sea turtle eggs. During the hatching season, two rooms full of incubating eggs have been in her care. From May through August, she stayed in a small room near those two rooms of eggs.

Spiny damselfish can adapt itself into more acidic oceans

Spiny damselfish can adapt itself into more acidic oceans

A research published in the journal Nature Climate Change discovered that Acanthochromis polyacanthus, which is commonly known as spiny damselfish, change their circadian rhythms in order to adapt in oceans with increased level of acidification.

UIC researchers take different approach to convert CO2 into efficient, inexpensive fuel

UIC researchers take different approach to convert CO2 into efficient, inexpensive fuel

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have used an approach ‘it’s often smarter to borrow from nature than reinvent the wheel’ for the eradication of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, and its conversion into a resourceful, economical fuel.

According to the researchers they have come up with an artificial leaf that converts CO2 into fuel, costing equivalent to a gallon of gasoline that may make fossil fuel outdated.

State of the Climate: Report highlights How Climate Change and Strongest El Niño affected Earth Last Year

State of the Climate: Report highlights How Climate Change and Strongest El Niño affected Earth Last Year

The whole world is experiencing devastating consequences of long-term climate change. Scientists have noticed that last year broke several past temperature records and became one of the hottest years ever. A strong El Niño helped 2015 in toppling major previous climate records, revealed an annual international climate report, dubbed as State of the Climate.

Rising Water Temperatures of Lake Tahoe Affecting its Clarity: Study

Rising Water Temperatures of Lake Tahoe Affecting its Clarity: Study

Lake Tahoe in California is not having a good time, thanks to climate change. A new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has found that the lake is becoming warmer about 15 times faster than ever.

The researchers have published a new report, State of the Lake, where they said that rising temperature of the Lake Tahoe is affecting its ecology. The lake’s famous clarity is threatened due to these changes, they added.

Biology professor launches project to scan, digitize all of more than 25,000 fish species in world

Biology professor launches project to scan, digitize all of more than 25,000 fish species in world

Adam Summers, biology professor at University of Washington, doesn’t need to persuade hospital staff anymore to use their CT scanners for visualizing the inner structures of stingrays and other fish.

Previous fall, he installed a small computed tomography, or CT, scanner at the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island in Washington State and started an ambitious project to scan and digitize all of over 25,000 species worldwide.

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