Coronavirus: what the lockdown could mean for urban wildlife

With wild boar in Barcelona and coyotes in San Francisco, the lockdown has transformed concrete jungles worldwide.

Becky Thomas, Senior Teaching Fellow in Ecology, Royal Holloway • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  cities  coronavirus  birds  nature  lockdown  hedgehogs  urban-wildlife  urban-ecology

Coronavirus: how the lockdown could affect urban wildlife

With wild boar in Barcelona and coyotes in San Francisco, the lockdown has transformed concrete jungles worldwide.

Becky Thomas, Senior Teaching Fellow in Ecology, Royal Holloway • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  cities  coronavirus  birds  nature  lockdown  hedgehogs  urban-wildlife  urban-ecology

Antarctic seal photo wins top prize

A drone photo of crabeater seals resting on an ice float is overall winner in a nature photography competition.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nature photography wildlife-photography

Top ten garden pests and diseases revealed

The box tree caterpillar comes top of the list of gardeners' concerns for the third year in a row.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: nature gardening

New colony of rare freshwater pearl mussels found in Highlands

The species was uncovered during a watercourse survey being carried out in north Highland.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: pollution nature fish animals

Urban pollinators make beeline for native violet blooms

Polish researchers find violet coloured native flowers are favoured by urban-dwelling bumblebees.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
March 10, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  nature

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: birds nature young-people birdwatching bristol universities inspiring-stories university-of-bristol universities-in-the-uk representation

AI researchers share data on how we sort options, make decisions

Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how options are sorted in decision-making.

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  brain  ai  basic-research  nature  hms  neurobiology  google  dopamine  cellular-and-molecular-biology  clara-starkweather  deepmind  harvardmit-health-sciences-technology-program  matthew-botvinick  naoshige-uchida

Wisbech bees killed by 'morons' in hive attack

Conservationists believe as many as 10,000 endangered black bees died.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bees nature wildlife wisbech


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