The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country's environment The United States Embassy in Ecuador will support the design and implementation of a specialized unit within the State Attorney General's Office for wildlife crimes. Quito, April 22, 2021 - The United States, under the leadership of President … Continue reading The United States focuses on climate change and works closely with Ecuador in protecting the country’s environment

The secret of the vampire finches of the Galapagos islands is in their saliva

April 21, 2021 00:00 Fernando Criollo Photo: Courtesy Jaime Chaves / San Francisco State University The only species of birds in the world inhabits the Galapagos that, in addition to feeding on blood, is responsible for wounding other living animals to extract the liquid. The vampire finch is a clear example of evolution on the … Continue reading The secret of the vampire finches of the Galapagos islands is in their saliva

UChicago scholar inspires students to engage with our environment

Sabina Shaikh—an economist and social scientist who studies the environment—is committed to getting University of Chicago students engaged, both with the city of Chicago and with sustainability initiatives on campus. Photo by Jason Smith In teaching and research, Sabina Shaikh reframes relationship between humans, nature Editor’s note: This story is part of ‘Meet a UChicagoan,’ … Continue reading UChicago scholar inspires students to engage with our environment

Scientists find Galapagos volcano could help forecast future eruptions

The Galápagos Islands have played a historic role since Charles Darwin's visit onboard the HMS Beagle in 1835. Today, a team of scientists, including from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, studied a large eruption in the archipelago to get new insights into how volcanoes behave and could help … Continue reading Scientists find Galapagos volcano could help forecast future eruptions

The trial hearing has begun against the police officer who attempted to transport baby tortoises to Guayaquil

PRESS RELEASE FGE No. 371-DC-2021 Santa Cruz (Galapagos), April 19, 2021 - On Sunday night, the trial hearing against the police officer involved in a crime against flora and fauna in Galapagos was adjourned by the Criminal Guarantees judge. Nixon Alejandro P. D. is accused of attempting to send 185 baby tortoises to Guayaquil on … Continue reading The trial hearing has begun against the police officer who attempted to transport baby tortoises to Guayaquil

Exploring the Self: Spotlight on Bob Ballard

With a new memoir, famed underwater archaeologist Bob Ballard aims to tell his story, look to the future, and plumb the depths of his soul Apr 19, 2021Sponsored by National Geographic Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust Famed film director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) considers underwater archaeologist Bob Ballard a personal inspiration and “a true exploration pioneer.” Now, … Continue reading Exploring the Self: Spotlight on Bob Ballard

Climate change threatens survival of endemic species the most

(John McCann/M&G) Sheree Bega17 Apr 2021 The best place to see one of South Africa’s national treasures — the iconic “living stones’’ — is on a gentle rolling plain at the Knersvlakte in Namaqualand, says professor Guy Midgley, an expert in biodiversity and global change science at Stellenbosch University.  It’s here where the tiny, cryptic succulents — the lithops — … Continue reading Climate change threatens survival of endemic species the most

Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

🟢 TRACKING MIGRATORY SPECIES 🟢 Following the recent news regarding the near-real time tracking of Cassiopeia, the female hammerhead shark, from Darwin Island to Cocos Island, check out the research findings from @crpenaherrera and @migramar in 2018. Using satelitte transmitters, researchers were able to track a hammerhead shark from Darwin Island en route to Cocos … Continue reading Interactive: Tracking Migratory Species from Darwin Island to Cocos Island (2018, 2021)

Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

Three analysts highlight some of the initiatives of the president-elect, Guillermo Lasso, and propose how to execute them and the country's environmental priorities. April 14, 2021 - 07h02Xavier Ramosxramos@eluniverso.com President-elect Guillermo Lasso on one of his tours during the second round campaign. The government plan of president-elect Guillermo Lasso "is quite general, it focuses on the what but … Continue reading Lasso’s environmental plan proposes moving towards a more sustainable economy with processes which waste less

The migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time

For the first time, the migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time Bulletin No. 140April 14, 2021 Although previous studies have documented inter-island movements of hammerhead sharks using acoustic markings, these studies do not reveal the precise routes that sharks follow … Continue reading The migration of a hammerhead shark is recorded from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island in Costa Rica in near real time