The EU at COP15: The Ultimate Extension of a Global Deal to Stop and Reverse Biodiversity Loss, for People and Planet – The European Sting – Critical News and Insights on European Policy, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you in cooperation with the European Commission. Today, the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, COP15, begins in Montreal. From 7 to 19 December, countries will aim to reach a global agreement to protect nature and the planet with long-term targets by 2050 and milestones for 2030. The Commission, … Read more

The study explores the possibility that dark photons could be a source of heat for intergalactic gas

(Upper panel) Fit of the Doppler parameter distribution and plume intensity distribution function in the Lyman alpha forest at z = 0.1 assuming the maximum contribution of dark photon heating to the linewidth. The contours show the projection of the 68% and 95% time intervals for the mass and mixing parameter of the dark photon. … Read more

Innovative herd research advances understanding of female infertility | Nebraska today

Innovative research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying the reproductive biology of cows offers significant long-term potential to address female infertility challenges. Reproductive physiologist Andrea Cobb and colleagues in the Department of Animal Sciences are deepening understanding of the biology of bovine reproduction using advanced genetic analysis, reproductive tissue culture and other tools. … Read more

The Wildlife Conference promotes the protection of sharks and turtles

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An international wildlife conference has moved to enact some of the most important protections for shark species targeted in the fin trade and dozens of turtles, Lizards and frogs whose numbers are decimated by the pet trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known … Read more

First Nations call for Alberta’s proposed Sovereignty Act, and withdraw Saskatchewan’s first act

Standing on a platform in Ottawa with several treaty heads behind him, the National President of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) called for the withdrawal of the proposed Alberta sovereignty law and the first Saskatchewan law. The chairmen associated with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 say the … Read more

UN chief says ‘there is no planet B’ as the World Biodiversity Summit kicks off

Campaigners say this is our last chance to combat rampant species loss and adopt a solid framework for wildlife protection. On the day nearly two weeks before negotiations begin at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit, campaigners warned Tuesday that talks taking place this month in Montreal may provide humanity with its last chance to alleviate … Read more

The light paradox goes beyond the wave-particle duality

This is the third article in a series of articles exploring the birth of quantum physics. Light is a paradox. It is associated with wisdom and knowledge, with deity. The Enlightenment suggested the light of reason as a guiding path toward truth. We evolved to identify visual patterns with great accuracy—to distinguish foliage from a … Read more

Study reveals role for DNA methylation in ocean microbial communities

Scheme of epigenomic analysis of ocean surface samples. Schematic overview of epigenetics. Epigenetics using genome-based epigenetics from a binning approach of short- and long-read assemblies, followed by identification of epigenetic signals of the genomes from long-read mapping. attributed to him: microbiome (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40168-022-01340-w DNA methylation is a biological process by which methyl groups are … Read more

view | How saving wildlife can heal the human heart

NASHVILLE – As a young college student, I worked as a volunteer at the Alabama Wildlife CenterThey are mainly interested in songbirds, squirrels, and opossums. All the children entrusted to my care were so healthy that an adolescent who would be willing to begin his day by feeding at dawn, and to continue feeding every … Read more