Mission Operation Control Room 2 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston was the main area from where Apollo moon missions and other high-priority projects were directed. Yet, despite the history imbued within its walls, the space agency is facing a major delay with regards to its restoration and repair.
Researchers have noted that the removal of some dams has helped songbirds and other wildlife rebound faster than expected.
Beavers help other wildlife by replenishing dead wood, a vital food and shelter resource.
Rare Hawaiian forest birds may lose half of their natural high-elevation habitat by the end of the century, thanks to climate shifts and disease outbreaks.
Northern Atlantic cod are making a comeback off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This proves that with proper conservation measures, population recovery is possible.
Beaver dams are helping restore natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Essentially, a beaver dam blocks off water in one section of the stream, which then creates a pond or lake. Using this, researchers may have found a way to remove excess nitrogen from local estuaries.
European rollers are facing deforestation in Europe and their yearly winter migration to Africa is getting tougher each year. Now researchers have identified key areas that will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
A recent eradication process removed 242 non-native arctic foxes from Chirikof Island in Alaska. The invasive species was originally introduced for fur farming but has since become a nuisance, threatening natural habitats and bird populations.
Forests are often depended upon to capture and store carbon emissions. However, a new study shows that current models drastically overestimate their ability to capture carbon.
Researchers collected small chum salmon from Elliot Bay and restored beaches along the coast of Seattle in order to better understand how urbanized shorelines affect salmon eating habits. It turns out restored beaches provide the young fish with a buffet of small crustaceans that help them survive and grow into adulthood.
Researchers found a protein that helps plants grow in salty soils. This could aid in salt-tolerant crop development.
Bison once freely roamed vast swaths of Canada and south-central Alaska, rarely, if ever, seeing a human hunter. However, by the late 1900s the animals were listed as endangered in Canada, and had disappeared entirely from Alaskan lands. Now a state-side initiative is bringing the bison back after a decades-long hiatus in an effort to repopulate the wild with these noble beasts.
Went to one too many Guns N' Roses concerts in your youth? Having trouble hearing your friends and family as you age? Researchers are suggesting that you don't necessarily need to get a hearing aid. Experts may be able to simply restore your hearing, good as new.
November 1 is officially national Bison Day! But that doesn't mean people will be heading out into the chill to grill up their favorite sweet-but-tender burgers. Just last week, the Senate passed a resolution establishing a national Bison Day in an attempt to restore dialogue about the restoration and conservation of buffalo in North America.