Analysis: The gaps in the global deal for nature

A Greener Life

Parts of the latest draft of the international deal to reverse the decline of nature have pleased some campaigners, but significant gaps remain. In addition, there is stronger recognition of the role of local communities and indigenous people in protecting nature , said Krueger.

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SNAPSHOT USA: First-ever nationwide mammal survey published

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. How are the squirrels doing this year? The bears? The armadillos? How would you know? A new paper published June 8 sets up the framework for answering these questions across the United States by releasing the data from the first national mammal survey… Read more → Publications Wildlife


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Help Wanted: Susquehanna River Basin Commission - Environmental Scientist

PA Environment Daily

Apply your knowledge of natural science and your enthusiasm for streams and rivers to help the Commission, our partners, and the Susquehanna Basin’s stakeholders improve aquatic resource conditions by joining the Monitoring & Protection Program as an Environmental Scientist or Aquatic Biologist. The Susquehanna River Basin Commission is seeking qualified candidates to fill an Environmental Scientist position.

Women more likely to experience author disputes when publishing their research, finds study

Physics World

Almost half of the respondents to the survey – conducted by researchers led by Cassidy Sugimoto , an information scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology – were from the natural sciences and engineering (which included physics).

History Co-ops Dive Deep into Academy Archives

Academy of Natural Sciences

Exploring the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences , Legacy Center and the Schramm Inc. A HISTORY OF SCIENCE AT THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES.

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Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences

Richard Johnson, director of Climate Year at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Roland Wall , director of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Uncovering the Real James Bond

Academy of Natural Sciences

I had the privilege of meeting the real James Bond in the 1970s when I was a very young temp worker at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, now the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Museum Innovation Fund

Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University recently launched the Museum Innovation Fund to provide seed funding to Drexel faculty and students for projects that promote conception and rapid prototyping of innovative approaches to museum learning and engagement.

Bird Safe Philly Kicks Off Fall Migration

Academy of Natural Sciences

Community science is underway to assess the impact of Lights Out Philly using collision monitoring. led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and two local Audubon Society chapters — Valley Forge and Wyncote.

Members’ Night 2021

Academy of Natural Sciences

1, members had the chance to experience Academy science alongside our extraordinary curators, collection managers, researchers, educators and animal ambassadors. Our members are truly a force for nature. .

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Women Voices on Climate Change, Part 2

Academy of Natural Sciences

Here is the second and final post in the series which is part of ongoing programming for Climate Year at Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Indigenous ideals have always put nature at the forefront.

Is Philly Being Snubbed Again?

Academy of Natural Sciences

The map , generated by John Cooley, PhD, is based on more than 45 years of field work by Chris Simon and Cooley and also specimen records in museum collections including those of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University where I work.

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Women Voices on Climate Change

Academy of Natural Sciences

This post, part one of a two-part series, is part of ongoing programming for Climate Year at Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences. . Amy Whisenhunt Eno, she/her, Philadelphia , Manager of Individual Giving at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Biodiversity is Essential in Battling Climate Effects

Academy of Natural Sciences

As a researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences, I am a strong supporter of protecting natural areas and the importance of biodiversity for its own sake. And nature provided a key service to many of us for being active and getting out of the house.

Scientists pretend to be Neanderthals to explore how they caught birds in caves for food

Frontier Sin

By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. We reconstruct how Neanderthals could have used fire to dazzle, corral, and grab flying choughs at night,” says first author Dr Guillermo Blanco from the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid.

Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center Offers Early Explorers Outdoor Program For Children

PA Environment Daily

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center invites children ages three to six years old and their parents or guardians to attend Early Explorers, a program aimed at providing children with a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world.

A Decade of Drexel and the Academy

Academy of Natural Sciences

After Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences signed an historic affiliation on Oct. See for yourself how the Academy is a “force for nature:”. #1 2 New Ways to Research and Study the Art of Science.

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Ask me anything: Mariya Lyubenova – ‘I love the constant supply of food for thought that research offers’

Physics World

Science is a highly creative endeavour and also requires logical problem solving, so what I use most often are my analytical skills and creativity. In both my science communication work and my research, these skills are indispensable. What skills do you use every day in your job?

Audubon Mid-Atlantic: Bird Safe Philly Kicks Off Fall Migration With Seasonal Lights Out Philly Program

PA Environment Daily

Community science is underway to assess the impact of Lights Out Philly using collision monitoring. led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and two local Audubon Society chapters-- Valley Forge and Wyncote.

Specimen Preparation: A Preservation of Time

Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has one of the 10 largest and most taxonomically diverse collections of birds in the world. Next, we use cotton to stuff the eyeball sockets and place a cone of cotton in the body cavity to give it the natural shape of a bird.

Sunday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 9.19.21

PA Environment Daily

Fire in the Pine Barrens

Academy of Natural Sciences

graduate research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences and PhD candidate at Drexel, has been researching different fire characteristics and its effect on ecosystems in many places, including the Pine Barrens.

Personal Stories, Our Stories

Academy of Natural Sciences

Mr. Mendel’s work, presented in his powerful exhibition Gideon Mendel: Drowning World , draws our attention to what is fundamentally true but infrequently appreciated: Humanity is a part of — not apart from — the natural world.

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How to celebrate 17-year cicadas – eat one!

Academy of Natural Sciences

I’ll admit, I did have a hard time eating cicadas for three main reasons: 1) I’m not used to eating insects/cicadas, so naturally trying new food made me a bit cautious. The 17-year cicadas, Magicicada spp. , are nearly here!

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Gideon Mendel: Drowning World Opens May 1

Academy of Natural Sciences

A unique photographic exploration of the impact of flooding on communities around the world due to climate events opens Saturday, May 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Action Alert: Endorse the NSF for the Future Act


Dear ESA Members: The US House of Representatives may be considering the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act ( H.R. The bill would reauthorize landmark legislation for the National Science Foundation (NSF), provide steady, increasing funding levels for NSF and also create a new Technology and Engineering Solutions Directorate. The House Science Committee will be voting shortly to pass the bill out of Committee and onto the full House. May 25, 2021.

Brood X Cicadas, Pt 2

Academy of Natural Sciences

It is a natural form of twig pruning for established trees and doesn’t do them permanent harm every 17 years. You can track that yourself as your own science project using a temperature probe or even estimate it by getting the highs and lows for the last few days and averaging them.

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Brood X Cicadas, Pt 1

Academy of Natural Sciences

But these are insects that have always occurred here, at least for hundreds of thousands of years, and are one of our special natural phenomenon. Their body structures have been studied and adapted to solve some of our engineering problems in material science.

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Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy New Floating Classroom To Host Single-Day Educational Adventures, Floating Lecture Series

PA Environment Daily

The Montgomery County-based Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is set to host more science mini-camps and single-day adventures throughout the rest of the summer on the Conservancy’s brand new “Floating Classroom” at Green Lane Park.

PA Environment Digest: Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

PA Environment Daily

4; Intersection Of Art & Science Storyteller Carolyn Finney Nov. 28 Central Regional Workshops [PaEN] -- Inquirer: On 9/11 Anniversary, Veterans, Refugees Seek Healing Thru Nature At Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education -- Times Observer: Youth Explore Streams, Fishing As Part Of Trout Unlimited STREAM Program In Warren County -- Academy Of Natural Sciences Blog: Science Never Stops To Protect Water Quality -- Dept.

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Data Entry: It’s Not Just Typing

Academy of Natural Sciences

I heard Angela Weeks, head of the Ted Bradley Herbarium and a professor at George Mason University (VA), speak about how digitizing historical records could benefit science by creating accessible data.

Earth System Interventions for Sustainability

Legal Planet

Much of this work falls within the natural sciences. Stewart Brand –a contender for the most interesting living person in the world–famously opened the Whole Earth Catalogue in 1969, “We are as gods and might as well get good at it.”

James Peebles: a life in cosmology

Physics World

My new book is an attempt to see the commonality around science, sociology and philosophy. No-one ever said science is logical. Oh, everyone says science is logical, but it’s not true. How could you distrust science if it could give you such a thing?

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Recipients Announced For Delaware Highlights Conservancy Student Scholarships

PA Environment Daily

Recipient Amy Carpenter will attend Susquehanna University to study Earth and Environmental Science. She is passionate about conservation and the environment and intends to study environmental science. In high school, she was an Executive Council member of the National Honor Society and a member of Science Olympiad and the Environmental Club where she participated in the Envirothon Competition and received first place locally.

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NFWF Announces $11.5 Million In Conservation Grants To Restore Delaware Watershed; PA Grants Total $4.5 Million

PA Environment Daily

million to clean up and restore polluted waters, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and increase access to nature throughout the Delaware River watershed. The science is clear.

The GIANT Company, Keep PA Beautiful Announce Award Of 42 Healing The Planet Grants In PA, MD, VA, WV

PA Environment Daily

On August 19, The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced the award of grants to 42 recipients of its Healing the Planet Grants.

Fighting algorithmic bias in artificial intelligence

Physics World

Later, in 2015, as a Master’s student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab working on a science–art project called Aspire Mirror , she had a similar issue with facial analysis software: it detected her face only when she wore a white mask.

Guide to Mathematics

Environmental Science

Mathematics is described by various people as the only science that will ever prove anything, the only science capable of providing an absolute “yes” or “no” answer, and as the purest science. Without mathematics, there would be no applied or theoretical science.

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Physics: The Science of the Universe and Everything In It

Environmental Science

Along with chemistry and biology , physics completes the trinity of the original “hard” sciences - those that use testable predictions and hypotheses, experiments, and mathematics and modelling as opposed to the “soft” sciences which use more qualitative data and which relies far less on testing.

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Policy News: June 14, 2021


Bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $29 billion by FY 2026. This bill creates a new technology directorate at the National Science Foundation and increases NSF’s overall authorized funding level to $29 billion by fiscal year (FY) 2026.

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