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Monday, 5 June 2023

Huh, Our Fake Beach Is Good for Sharks

quote [ In the Canary Islands, endangered angelsharks and European tourists are attracted to the same habitat which, for once, isn?t bad for the wildlife. ]

Beach of fake, the place to be
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 2 June 2023

Geckos glow!

quote [ Shine on, little gecko. ]

But do they rave? Someone find leezurd and ask!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 laz0r]
[by snowfox@12:10amGMT] [4 comments]

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Scientists Uncover a New Branch of Fungal Evolution

quote [ A new study helps clarify the evolutionary origins of the "platypus of fungi." Approximately 600 seemingly disparate fungi that never quite found a fit along the fungal family tree have been demonstrated to have a common ancestor. ]

You can also read the full paper here
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by slaytanik@11:45amGMT] [0 comments]

The Mystery of the Headless Millipedes

quote [ Every summer, hundreds of millipedes are murdered on one small Massachusetts island. ]

I'll bring you millipedes
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Recycled plastic [?] is no fix for pollution, Greenpeace warns

quote [ ?[The] toxicity of plastic actually increases with recycling. Plastics have no place in a circular economy and it?s clear that the only real solution to ending plastic pollution is to massively reduce plastic production.? ]

From what I heard, controlled burning at high tempereatures is probably most efficient in cracking down on chemical substances. Won't stop the next PFAS scandal though.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@1:55pmGMT] [0 comments]

Weird, Rare, and Everywhere

quote [ In the bogs of Hecate Island, British Columbia, a writer and novice naturalist joins researchers for a glimpse of a multiyear biodiversity mission?and gets acquainted with some odd organisms. ]

Let them shine in a world full of biodiversity
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 26 May 2023

On This Disputed River, Progress May Mean a Return to the Past

quote [ Winding through British Columbia and Washington, the Skagit has a history that reflects competing conceptions of advancement ]

Into a current big and slow like the Skagit flow
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:14amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 21 May 2023

What It Takes to See 10,000 Bird Species

quote [ Peter Kaestner has traveled the world on an adventure-filled quest to become the first birder to hit 10,000. Ornithologist Jessie Williamson hitched a ride on a rollicking South American mission that involved land, sea, and (you guessed it) air. ]

Bird species never seen or heard before
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 20 May 2023

AstroNote 2023-119 | Transient Name Server

quote [ We report the classification of the nearby (~6.4 Mpc) supernova SN 2023ixf as Type II using the Liverpool Telescope. The spectrum shows strong flash-ionization features of H, He, C, and N. ]

Light from a long dead supernova is reaching us and we should be able to see it with amateur telescopes in the next few days.

Twitter thread with layman speak info
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by steele@4:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 13 May 2023

Recreational Fishing Industry Ranks the Safety of Right Whales Below Profit

quote [ Proposed science-backed speed limit reductions could prevent whales from dying in vessel strikes, but boating advocates are pushing back, citing economic impacts. ]

When down on her a right whale bore
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

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