Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems

This photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows a prescribed fire sweeping through longleaf pines in 2019 at The Nature Conservancy’s Calloway Preserve near Fort Bragg, N.C. An intensive effort in nine coastal states from Virginia to Texas is bringing back longleaf pines—armor-plated trees that bear footlong needles and need regular fires to spark their […]

Satellite tag tracks activity levels of highly migratory species across the vast ocean

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) equipped with ATS enabled PSAT during captive validation trials. Credit: Matt Bernanke–Sharktagging.com Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Wildlife Computers, Inc. today announced the release of a new activity data product application for marine animal tracking. The technology is designed to remotely track and transmit […]

Russian oil giant announces start of vast Arctic project

The Vostok project, the cornerstone of Russia’s Arctic ambitions, brings together several Rosneft activities in the Russian Far North. Russian oil giant Rosneft on Wednesday announced the start of operations for its giant Vostok oil project in the Arctic, part of the country’s strategic energy plan which has been criticised by environmentalists. “It is with […]