Tick, Tock on the ‘Attoclock:’ Tracking X-Ray Laser Pulses at Record Speeds

Tick, Tock on the ‘Attoclock:’ Tracking X-Ray Laser Pulses at Record Speeds When it comes to making molecular movies, producing the world’s fastest X-ray pulses is only half the battle. A new technique reveals details about the timing and energy of pulses that are less than a millionth of a billionth of a second long, which can be used to probe nature’s processes at this amazingly fast attosecond timescale. Credit: Terry Anderson / SLAC National…

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Volunteers Sought to Protect Lake Sturgeon From Poachers – U.S. News & World Report

Volunteers Sought to Protect Lake Sturgeon From Poachers – U.S. News & World Report

9&10 News Volunteers Sought to Protect Lake Sturgeon From PoachersU.S. News & World ReportVolunteers are needed to protect lake sturgeon from poachers during the iconic fish’s annual spawning run in northern Michigan. April 4, 2018, at 7:56 p.m.. Volunteers Sought to Protect Lake Sturgeon From Poachers. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on …DNR Seeking Volunteers to Protect Lake Sturgeon from Poachers9&10 News all 6 news articles » Source link

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On track for extinction: Can humanity survive?

On track for extinction: Can humanity survive?

NationofChange is a nonprofit organization, and this website is funded by readers like you. Please support our work. Donate or give monthly. Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely sometime between 2025 and 2040. For a taste of the evidence in this regard focusing on the climate, see ‘Climate Collapse and Near Term Human…

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Poaching cases down | The Herald

Poaching cases down | The Herald

Freeman Razemba Crime ReporterPoaching cases have decreased countrywide so far this year after the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management declared zero tolerance to illegal wildlife hunting. Statistics show that poaching cases have decreased during the first three months of this year as compared to the same period last year. Between January and March last year, the country lost 12 elephants, five black rhinos and two white rhinos to poachers.During the same period this year, only…

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Divers Risk Drowning and Sharks to Poach Abalone Worth $200 a Pound

Divers Risk Drowning and Sharks to Poach Abalone Worth $200 a Pound

Formal employment is hard to find in the township, a clutch of small government homes and metal shacks at the end of a dirt track, and many men have begun diving for abalone, residents said. “The work is very dangerous, but the men do it for the money,” said a local priest, Jonathan Xama. “In church we pray for their safety. This is not a good job for anybody, and we also pray that they…

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Farmers can reap dividends from a new view of soil

Farmers can reap dividends from a new view of soil

Dick Sloan, guest columnist Tile systems that drain excess water from much of Iowa’s farmland yield dramatic improvements in plant health and productivity. But they also are often pointed to as the source of excess nutrients in streams, rivers, and coastal regions. When farmers in my local watershed gathered 12 years ago to discuss these problems, we agreed nutrient loss is expensive. If we could understand ways to make our farm system less leaky, why…

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Poachers turn protectors in Khurda’s Sundarpur village- The New Indian Express

Poachers turn protectors in Khurda’s Sundarpur village- The New Indian Express

BHUBANESWAR: A group of 35 poachers from Sundarpur village in Khurda district are set to become bird protectors. The villagers, who have been hunting birds from Chilika Lake since long, vowed to protect and conserve birds and their habitats in their locality.They joined hands with Chilika Wildlife Division and ‘Wild Orissa’ and formed a bird protection committee ‘Sri Sri Baba Muktesar Deva Pakhi Surakshya Samiti’ for  conservation and protection of birds in the Lake. The poachers worshipped…

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DNA EXCLUSIVE | Radio collars could be deterring poachers at Sariska: Forest officials

DNA EXCLUSIVE | Radio collars could be deterring poachers at Sariska: Forest officials

Are the tigers of Sariska Tiger Reserve being saved by a simple radio collar hanging around tigers’ necks? Did the radio collar around tiger ST-11’s neck stop poachers from ravaging the tiger’s body at Sariska? Sources claim that had ST-11 not been collared, the farmer who had set the trap, would not have confessed about the incident and the animal would have been considering as missing, much like what has happened with tigress ST-5. ST-11…

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ARIEL, a new European mission to observe exoplanets

ARIEL, a new European mission to observe exoplanets

As part of its Cosmic Vision program, the European Space Agency has validated the ARIEL mission, which will begin in 2028. Devoted to the study of the atmosphere of the worlds outside the solar system, it is part of a series of European projects devoted to exoplanets. If NASA is at the forefront of the discovery and study of other worlds outside the solar system, thanks in part to the tremendous work done by…

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Duke researchers find poaching elephants hurts forest ecosystems

Duke researchers find poaching elephants hurts forest ecosystems

Forest elephants are massive animals that can weigh anywhere from two-and-a-half to seven tons. They have big ears, big feet and big tusks that money-seeking poachers will kill for.  John Poulsen, assistant professor of tropical ecology, has been researching the effects of poaching and decline in forest elephant populations of West and Central Africa, as well as the impacts on the forest’s tree species and related ecosystems.  “Elephants are what are called ecological engineers,” Poulsen…

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Death of last white rhino part of wider extinction crisis

Death of last white rhino part of wider extinction crisis

Nature is falling silent. From the once-common cry of the curlew to the roar of lions, buzzing of bees and the cacophonous chatter and chirping of countless billions of creatures and critters, now an ominous, ever-expanding wave of stillness is spreading across the natural world like a slow tsunami. This week’s news of the death of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino in Kenya caused a mild ripple of interest in an ocean of…

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Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe accused of running ivory poaching network

Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe accused of running ivory poaching network

They are due to appear in court on April 9 charged with illegal possession of raw tusks. Mr Steirn, who will be the main state witness in the trial, said he has received death threats warning him not to testify. Documents seen by the Telegraph suggest that an airport security loophole also extended to cargo shipments marked as assigned to the First Lady, allowing a much larger scale of traffic than would be possible in…

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Poachers left two antelope to rot in a Kansas wheat field

Poachers left two antelope to rot in a Kansas wheat field

Three people confessed to game wardens that they poached two antelope and left them to rot in a Kansas wheatfield in October. Game wardens were called to a field in Morton County, in the southwest part of the state, on Oct. 21, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said in a Facebook post. “Evidence collected at the scene indicates that both antelope were shot with a rifle outside of a open rifle season…

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ESA’s next science mission to focus on nature of exoplanets

ESA’s next science mission to focus on nature of exoplanets

A hot planet transits in front of its parent star in this artist impression of an exoplanet system. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA’s fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028. Ariel, the Atmospheric Remote‐sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large‐survey mission, was selected by ESA today as part of its Cosmic Vision plan. The mission addresses one…

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A Gang of Ivory Poachers is Nabbed in Gerik

A Gang of Ivory Poachers is Nabbed in Gerik

Operation Gading in Gerik took three days and required 40 officers, but success did beckon at the end of it. Under arrest are four professional hunters who may have killed as many as 20 wild elephants for their tusks in Malaysia over the past decade. The joint team from the Royal Malaysian Police and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) nabbed the four local men, aged between 40 and 50, during a well-coordinated…

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Column: To catch a poacher

Column: To catch a poacher

In the dark of night, the four-point mule buck’s head swung up, as a pick-up truck approached. The deer was positioned below the road on a curve. What caught the driver’s attention was a amber glass eye, atop a thin white metal rod 400-feet ahead of the supposed deer. As the vehicle came to a stop and backed up, Dave, a conservation officer (CO) from Merritt, at the controls, advised to be ready for the…

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