Wolves: 20 Wolves Controversially Killed in Idaho To Bulk Up Elk Herd
In what the U.S. Department of Agriculture explained as an effort to increase the Idaho elk population, 20 wolves there were recently killed by shooters in a helicopter. Gray wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species List in 2009 in five Western states including Idaho.
Sea-Level Rise Temporarily Slowed By Lake and Aquifer Water Balance, says NASA
On this great Earthly sponge, it seems that ocean evaporation is contributing more than thought to the amount of ground water, lakes and other land-based water on Earth , according to new observations by NASA researchers. The researchers are not sure how long that will last.
Genetic Gas-Mask? Certain Small Fish Can Survive in Toxic Waters
Called "extremophiles," certain small fish are predisposed to remain lively and (well) alive in toxic waters when other fish cannot do so.
Marine Beds That Host Multiple Life Forms Threatened By Ocean Acidification
A type of seaweed called coralline algae forms beautiful, sparkling beds of "coral" off the western U.K. These are home to a huge amount of marine life. Until now, these beds have been resilient, but a recent study says that they are being weakened by acidification in the ocean.
Enslaved Ants Live in More Diverse Colonies
Formica ants, a type of ant also known as wood ants, are often conquered by certain parasitic ants. Once enslaved, they are more accepting of a more diverse colony, says a new study.
Volcanoes With 'Sneak' Eruptions: New Findings
While it's long been thought that sudden volcano eruptions happen because the magma below the mountain was collecting energy over decades or hundreds of years, a new study says things happen over a much shorter period.
100 Years of National Parks in August This Year; $48 Million For Which Projects?
While Yellowstone and Yosemite pre-date the national park system in the United States, big news took place in August 1916, when the president created the National Park Service. A hundred years later, it's time to celebrate and do some improvements. The NPS is putting $48 million toward those centennial projects.
Blame the Moon if Rainfall Seems Wonky, Says New Study
That magnetic moon, that big pizza pie -- is affecting rainfall on Earth as well as the already-known tidal functions.
Space: Bone-Density Loss for Fish and Humans in Anti-Gravity
A recent study looked at bone loss among fish in anti-gravity, in order to learn more about why astronauts lose bone-density in space -- and what can be done to combat this.
Rare African 'Jackass' Penguin Born at Zoo
African penguins, also called "jackass penguins" because of their braying call, are in danger of extinction and have decreased by 60 percent in the last 30 years in their native range. A female African penguin was just born at an Indiana zoo's conservation program.
World Alive: Marine Life Migrates by Moonlight in Arctic Winter
In the dark polar night, when the moon appears over the horizon, things happen. That is, the huge mass of tiny marine life, or zooplankton, take on a migration in order not to be viewed by their light-seeing predators.
Super-Earth Interiors Break Traditional Chemistry Rules
Traditional rules of chemistry are not followed within the interiors of Super-Planets, says a new study.
Hydrothermal Vent System Unlike Any Other Found in Caribbean
In the Caribbean, one of the hydrothermal vents is unlike the others analyzed to date. A recent study from the University of Southampton looked at this particular vent.
New Zealand Fish Diversity Increases with Mountain Growth
Ridges and mountains in the bumpy, seismic islands of New Zealand have resulted in greater fish diversity.