Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Japan

Politics

Pressure grows on Boris Johnson over UK carbon emissions plan

Boris Johnson is facing a fresh test of his green commitments as the UK prepares to submit its national plan on future carbon emissions, before crucial UN climate negotiations. Pressure is growing on the prime minister to come up with…

Ancient interleukins 2, 15, and 15-like exhibited distinct functions but all bound IL-15Ra

(Fujita Health University) Interleukin-15-like (IL-15L) is found in both fish and mammals and may be the last remaining cytokine shared between those species for which the function had not been determined yet. Scientists now report the first functional analysis of cytokine IL-15L which, similar to related IL-15 and primitive IL-2, forms a complex with receptor chain IL-15Ra, but in contrast to these cytokines selectively induces a type 2 immune response.

More children and youth drowning as warming temperatures create unstable lake ice

As winters become milder and lake ice less stable, more children and young adults are falling through the ice and fatally drowning, say researchers. A new study, which looked at 4,000 drownings in 10 countries, including Canada, Russia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, and the United States, found warming winter air temperatures were a good predictor of the number of drownings.

Japanese Town Deploys Growling Robot ‘Wolves’ to Protect Residents From Bears

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Japanese black bears, it seems—or at least they’re afraid of big, bad robotic wolves. With bear sightings at a five-year high and dozens of attacks reported in Japan this year alone, city officials in the town of Takikawa on the island of Hokkaido took action by buying and […]

The post Japanese Town Deploys Growling Robot ‘Wolves’ to Protect Residents From Bears appeared first on Good News Network.

Paleontologists uncover three new species of extinct walruses in Orange County, California

Millions of years ago, in the warm Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California, walrus species without tusks lived abundantly. But in a new study, paleontologists have identified three new walrus species discovered in Orange County and one of the new species has ”semi-tusks” — or longer teeth.

Uncategorized

Deafening insects mask true biodiversity assessed via acoustic surveys in Japan

Ecologists have been using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity in sub-tropical Japan. The team assessed how effective these acoustic surveys were for pinpointing Okinawa’s wild and wonderful fauna in different sonic conditions –and discovered that the incessant choruses of the local cicadas disguise the true diversity of the region.

Deafening insects mask true biodiversity assessed via acoustic surveys in Japan

Ecologists have been using recordings of animal noises to assess biodiversity in sub-tropical Japan. The team assessed how effective these acoustic surveys were for pinpointing Okinawa’s wild and wonderful fauna in different sonic conditions –and discovered that the incessant choruses of the local cicadas disguise the true diversity of the region.