Human Activity is Pushing Vital Species Towards Extinction, U.N. Warns in Call for Sustainability
(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil)—Every day billions of people depend on wild flora and fauna to obtain food, medicine, and energy. But a new United Nations-backed report says that overexploitation, climate change, pollution, and deforestation are pushing one million species towards extinction. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services—or IPBES—report said Friday that unless humankind improves the sustainable use of nature, the Earth is on its way to losing 12% of its wild tree species, over a thousand wild mammal species, and almost 450 species of sharks and rays, among ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: FABIANO MAISONNAVE/AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything healthscienceclimate Nature & Science Sustainability wire Source Type: news

This Simple Fish May Have Been One of the First Vertebrates
A fossil analysis suggests that the yunnanozoan, a wormlike fish that flourished around 520 million years ago, sported structures that were the precursors of the head and jaws of modern vertebrates. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 7, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

4 bears killed in East Anchorage campground that city repurposed for homeless residents
Fish and Game officials had already warned that the wilderness areas by the campsite, near Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and Chugach State Park, are heavily trafficked by bears. #campground #wildernessareas #eastanchorage #jointbase #elmendorfrichardson #chugachstatepark #campsite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To tame lake-fouling algal blooms, try an ecosystem approach
Every summer, surges of toxic green muck plague lakes worldwide, sickening hikers who fail to purify drinking water, closing favorite swimming holes, and killing fish. The most feared—and studied—cause of these freshwater “algal” blooms is a genus of cyanobacterium called Microcystis . Its explosive summer growth is thought to be spurred by rising levels of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients, perhaps from fertilizer run off or other pollution sources. But new research, driven by advances in DNA sequencing, suggests other types of microbes also play key roles in these massive overgrowths. Acco...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 6, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pufferfish Don & #39;t Need Functional Stomach, Inflate Instead
The fish use their stomach to swell up to three times their size. Is this why they can't use the organ to digest proteins? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 5, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Magazine Issue Notebook Source Type: news

Pufferfish Don't Need Functional Stomach, Inflate Instead
The fish use their stomach to swell up to three times their size. Is this why they can't use the organ to digest proteins? (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 5, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Dementia: The type of fish linked to the brain condition - ‘Avoid overconsumption’
ALTHOUGH fish is known as "brain food" due to their high omega-3 content, research also links them to Alzheimer's disease. spoke to an expert about this possible link and the type of fish to "avoid". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina Fish Forum turns research collaboration into action
<div class="rxbodyfield">NIEHS grantees and their partners promote safe fish consumption in the Tar Heel State.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 1, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The week in wildlife – in pictures
The best of this week ’s wildlife pictures, including a stonefish, a mountain jerboa and a bevy of ottersContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Arnel Hecimovic Tags: Environment Science Insects Mammals Wildlife Marine life Zoology Biology Fish Birds Photography Animals Source Type: news

Meet the Siblings Making Hydropower That Actually Protects Rivers and Fish
Hydropower is the world’s biggest source of renewable energy, generating about 16% of the global electricity supply. And it will continue to play a key role as the world looks to meet net-zero targets, not least of all because, like a battery, it can store massive amounts of energy for later and quickly release it in moments of peak demand. But despite being better for the climate, it’s becoming increasingly clear that renewable energy sources can have a negative impact on the environment. Just 37% of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing—without any human-made dams, reservoirs, or othe...
Source: TIME: Science - June 29, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized climate climate change Climate Innovators Climate Is Everything energy healthscienceclimate overnight Source Type: news

Harsh physical discipline: prevalence and associated factors among primary caregivers of pre-school children in Ethiopia - Desta M, Deyessa N, Hailu Y, Baye A, Rodriguez N, Fish I, Garland AF.
Harsh parental discipline is ineffective and potentially harmful to children, yet it is still common, particularly in many African countries. Culturally responsive education programs are needed to shift parenting practices in African countries, but there i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bionic Fish May One Day Gobble Up Ocean Microplastics
Scientists create a robotic fish that can swallow microplastics pollution out of the water. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RefSeq annotations are available!
In April and May, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released twenty-eight new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Alosa alosa (allis shad) GCF_017589495.1 Anser cygnoides (Swan goose) GCF_002166845.1 Bombus terrestris (buff-tailed bumblebee) GCF_910591885.1 Corvus hawaiiensis (hawaiian crow) GCF_020740725.1 Equus quagga (plains zebra) GCF_021613505.1   Girardinichthys multiradiatus (bony fish) GCF_021462225.1 Haliotis rufescens (red abalone) GCF_023055435.1 Hyalella azteca (amphipod) GCF_000764305.2 … Continue reading New RefSeq annotations are available! → The post New RefSeq ...
Source: NCBI Insights - June 27, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Eukaryotic genome annotation Genome Data Viewer (GDV) RefSeq Source Type: news

Go fish: Danish scientists work on fungi-based seafood substitute
Team call in Michelin-starred restaurant to help crack challenge of mimicking texture of seafoodFrom plant-based meat that “bleeds” to milk grown in a lab, fake meats and dairy have come a long way in recent years. But there is another alternative that scientists are training their sights on, one with the most challenging texture to recreate of all: seafood.Scientists in Copenhagen are fermenting seaweed on fungi to develop the closest substitute for seafood yet, working with Alchemist, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, to meet demand from diners for sustainable plant-based alternatives that are as good as – or bett...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Hall Tags: Food science Seafood Denmark Restaurants Europe World news Source Type: news