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Perth has distinct dolphin communities and they each need different protections

Research out of Murdoch University has identified distinct ecological communities of dolphins living in Perth waters requiring separate protection measures from anthropogenic threats......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

Caravan communities: Older, underinsured and overexposed to cyclones, storms and disasters

News of storms battering parts of Queensland and the threat posed by Cyclone Kimi reminded me of a recent experience I'd had......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy

While it is fascinating that living creatures develop distinct patterns on their skin, what may be even more mysterious is their striking similarity to the skin of frozen liquid metals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Out-of-control Australian bushfire threatens Perth homes

Australian firefighters said they expect to battle an out-of-control bushfire well into the night on Saturday, as the blaze threatens lives and homes in the west coast city of Perth......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

US fishing and seafood industries saw broad declines last summer due to COVID-19

While losses vary by sector, by region and by industry, data and information from this report may help businesses and communities assess losses and inform long-term recovery and resilience strategies......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

Out with the old, in with the new, as the New Year's saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned. Researchers from Japan have discovered that ocean acidification keeps algal communities locked in a simplified state of low biodivers.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world's tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly variable, ranging from sparse, stunted shrubs to dense stands of thick-stemmed tall trees......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Micro-climate moulds and reshapes northern insect communities, herbivory and predation

Climate and changes in it have direct impacts on species of plant and animals—but climate may also shape more complex biological systems like food webs. Now a research group from the University of Helsinki has investigated how micro-climate shapes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Perth has distinct dolphin communities and they each need different protections

Research out of Murdoch University has identified distinct ecological communities of dolphins living in Perth waters requiring separate protection measures from anthropogenic threats......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Dire wolves aren’t wolves at all—they form a distinct lineage with jackals

The extinct canids had been isolated from wolves for 3 million years. Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia commons) Dire wolves had a burst of newfound fame with their appearance in Game of Thrones, where they were portrayed as a far larger version of m.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Environmentalists fight move to reduce beetle"s protections

An environmental group said Tuesday that it plans to sue the U.S. government over a decision to reclassify a large scavenging beetle as threatened instead of endangered......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb pledges bans for anyone involved in Capitol riot

Building on a policy that the company said has been in place since the Charlottesville protests back in 2017, Airbnb said it will take additional steps to beef up community protections for the DC metro area ahead of the presidential inauguration. Air.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom

SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2 million in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of communities that is currently mostly hosted on S.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Asian water towers on tighter budget despite a warmer and wetter climate

The 'Third Pole' centered on the Tibetan Plateau is home to headwaters of over 10 major Asian rivers. These glacier-based water systems, also known as the Asian Water Towers, will have to struggle to quench the thirst of downstream communities despit.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

What We Can Learn From Nearly 9,000 Yammer Communities

A recent study of Yammer communities dispelled several previously held theories of how employees responded to the pandemic and working from home. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Bird protections lifted in last-minute Interior Department rule change

Companies in the petroleum and other industries will not be held legally responsible for killing migratory birds as long as they did not mean to, the Trump administration said Tuesday, drawing swift condemnation from animal welfare and conservation g.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

For Marginalized Groups, Being Studied Can Be a Burden

Academics often research minority communities in the hope of helping them. But too much time under the microscope can cause its own harms......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Collective action around common resources could help vulnerable communities

Two separate economic studies point to a grim current economic reality in South Africa. Close to 3 million jobs lost due to the COVID-19 lockdown in April were not recovered again by June 2020. Also by June, one in every two households living in shac.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Combining solar energy and agriculture to mitigate climate change, assist rural communities

Co-developing land for both solar photovoltaic power and agriculture could provide 20% of total electricity generation in the United States with an investment of less than 1% of the annual U.S. budget, a new paper by Oregon State University researche.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Use of ocean resources changed as Dungeness crab fishing industry adapted to climate shock event

An unprecedented marine heat wave that led to a massive harmful algal bloom and a lengthy closure of the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery significantly altered the use of ocean resources across seven California crab-fishing communities......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021

Niantic buys competitive gaming platform Mayhem

Pokèmon Go creator Niantic has acquired a small SF gaming startup building a league and tournament organization platform to help gamers create their own communities around popular titles. Mayhem was in Y Combinator’s winter 2018 batch and went.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 5th, 2021