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News about Climate Change and our Planet


Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects

Insects show a variety of species-specific innate behaviors (instinctive behaviors). For example, a worker honeybee that has found flower nectar exhibits 8-shape waggle-dances upon returning to its beehive. A male moth that has detected a sex pheromone flies around to look for a female counterpart. There remain a number of questions about how a variety of innate behaviors are generated by functions of neural circuits in the insect brain.

How marine snow cools the planet

(University of Sydney) Researchers at the University of Sydney have mapped out how carbonate formations formed from ‘marine snow’ have helped regulate Earth’s temperature over 120 million years. Dr Andria Dutkiewicz warns that global warming could release some of that carbon into the atmosphere.

New study shows human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity

(San Diego Zoo Global) A research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research investigated whether chimpanzee behavioral diversity is reduced when there is high human impact on their habitats. By comparing sets of chimpanzee behaviors across a large number of social groups exposed to different levels of human disturbance, the scientists found a reduction in behavioral diversity when human impact was high. The results of the study were published this week in the journal Science.

With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?

Over the last 10 years, the cost of solar panels and wind turbines declined so significantly, and were scaled-up so quickly, that many people came to believe that a transition to renewables, as proposed by advocates of a Green New…


Drones: the future of ocean conservation

Unmanned systems, or drones, are increasingly used in variety of fields from border patrol, to cinematography, to science to just plain showing off your cool new toy with neighbors. With rapidly improve technology, durability and artificial intelligence, these unmanned systems can save ocean conservation practitioners significant time and resources by collecting data, mapping species and covering huge areas of ocean impossible to reach by boat. “Drones are fundamentally changing the way we monitor…

Extreme Heat withering the trees in Albury

It’s been an incredibly hot summer so far if you live in Australia’s inland. Record breaking heat is impacting the health of people and roasting the vegetation. Take the City of Albury- Wodonga as an example. The towns of Albury-Wodonga…

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