The man who destroyed a vast forest wins the demise of the garden

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – In a move that shocked environmentalists, the government of Brazil’s third largest state has abandoned a legal battle over protecting a state park in one of the Amazon’s most biodiverse regions. The result of this decision is that the man responsible for deforestation of vast tracts of protected land eventually … Read more

AI helps discover new space aberrations

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The SNAD team, an international network of researchers including Matvey Kornilov, assistant professor in the School of Physics at HSE University, discovered 11 previously undiscovered space anomalies, seven of which are supernova candidates. The researchers analyzed digital images of the northern sky taken in 2018 using the kD tree to detect … Read more

The National Institutes of Health is the first to develop a 3D structure of flicker

Image: This rotating image shows the 3-D structure created by the NIEHS researchers from the scintillating protein. The researchers used Cryo-EM and other techniques to show how pathological mutations on the protein can lead to mitochondrial diseases. The video is zoomed in to the protein interface where many of the disease mutations occur. Opinion more … Read more

Back to Landscape: Southern Oregon Alliance Moves Ahead with I-5 Wildlife Crossings

One morning in late March, Charlie Shells, an ecologist with the Bureau of Land Management, walked across a steel railroad bridge that spans Interstate 5 near the summit of Siskiyou, four and a half miles from the Oregon-California border. Pebbles crushed under his feet with the roar of an uninterrupted river of cars and trucks … Read more

‘We want plastic to become taboo’: reusable water bottles rise | Ethical and green life

WWith unprecedentedly hot weather and the potential for widespread drought leading to a sharp focus on the climate crisis, this summer has also been marked by the attendant interest in refillable water bottles. Size matters – the bigger and more stimulating the bottle, the better. In 2021, a The global market for reusable water bottles … Read more

No dark matter halos

Image: dwarf galaxy NGC1427A flies through the Fornax Cluster of galaxies and undergoes turbulence that would not have been possible if this galaxy were surrounded by a heavy, stretching dark matter halo, as required by standard cosmology. Opinion more Credit: ESO Dwarf galaxies are small, faint galaxies that can usually be found in galaxy clusters … Read more

Plastic linked to higher rates of autism

Broadcast date: 1 week August 5, 2022 Stream/ Download this clip as an MP3 file Scientists, doctors and activists have called for more studies on autism that examine both genes and toxic chemicals. (Photo: The Focal Project, Flickr, CC BY NC 2.0) The CDC reports that 1 in 44 children currently has an autism spectrum … Read more

Utah Temporarily Bans Targeted Shooting in 25 Wildlife Management Areas, Noting Fire Risks

Image of a targeted shooting closure notice posted outside the Utah Wildlife Management District on June 8, 2021. The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources announced Friday that it is temporarily prohibiting target shooting in 25 wildfire management areas due to wildfire risks. (Utah Department of Wildlife Resources) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes Salt Lake City … Read more