Half of the world’s bird species are in decline as the destruction of bird life intensifies | birds

Nearly half of the planet’s bird species are in decline, according to a final report that paints the darkest picture yet of the destruction of bird life. The State of the World’s Birds Report, published every four years by BirdLife International, shows that the expansion and intensification of farming is pressing 73% of species. Other … Read more

NASA’s Flying Telescope is nearing the end of its mission but leaves a powerful scientific legacy

Most telescopes here on Earth are stationary and fixed to one place, often in the desert or on top of a mountain. But NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) isn’t most telescopes. Sophia, which NASA partners with the German Space Agency (DLR), is a flying observatory. More specifically, it’s a Boeing 747SP with a … Read more

US Department of Agriculture (APHIS) | Field evaluation of oral rabies vaccine for raccoons and other wildlife continues

Contacts:Tania Espinosa (301) 851-4092Susan Bond (301) 851-4070 WASHINGTON, July 25, 2022—The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today that it will continue field evaluation of the ONRAB oral rabies vaccine (ORV) in seven states. This year’s field assessment is part of an ongoing project that addresses operational questions regarding bait density, distribution … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: US seeks allies as division emerges over global plastic pollution treaty

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to forge a coalition of countries to advance negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after launching a similar group that includes several other G7 nations, according to a document seen by Reuters. . The move underscores its desire to keep the treaty’s focus … Read more

Spiral galaxy captured in “unprecedented detail” by the Webb Telescope

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN – A dazzling spiral galaxy located 29 million light-years from Earth appears in “unprecedented detail” in a new image released by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The Galaxy “bones”which are usually obscured by dust, are … Read more

Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights up the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

Physicist Min-Gu Yoo with slices of his paper in the background. Credit: Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications; Collage by Kiran Sudarsanan Physicists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have suggested the source of the sudden, baffling heat meltdown that precedes perturbations that could damage the bun-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. … Read more

Wyoming Sommers Actor Receives 2022 Special National Award for Fish and Wildlife

Representative Albert Summers, Sublette County (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) Casper, Yu. Albert Somers, Majority Leader of Rancher and Wyoming House, was honored with the 2022 National Land Private Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. The Wyoming Department of Fish and Game said Monday it had nominated Somers for the National Award. “Albert Somers is an outstanding … Read more