Highlighting social identity and peer group norms can increase water conservation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 342 days ago Science highlighting social identity peer group norms increase water conservation All   Discuss  | Add To 
New research suggests that targeted use of behavioural 'nudges' can encourage people to conserve water. Researchers found that rather than giving people general information about the importance of saving water, emphasizing the water conserving actions of others in the same social group -- for example university students or local residents -- encourages similar behavior changes and reduces water demand.

CA grid urges energy conservation...

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1346 days ago World News ca grid urges energy conservation All   Discuss  | Add To 
CA grid urges energy conservation...(Second column, 10th story, link)Related stories:LONGEST DAY: HEATWAVE SCORCHES SOUTHWEST...PALM SPRINGS 121°...Plane forced to turn around...

California Will Let Local Authorities Assess Water Conservation Goals Amid Drought

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1378 days ago US News california local authorities assess water conservation goals drought All   Discuss  | Add To 
This will replace mandatory state-driven standards. It's happening because California's drought — now entering its fifth year — is easing in some parts of the state but not others.

Conservation laws need reshaping to protect sea turtles

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1384 days ago Science conservation laws reshaping protect sea turtles All   Discuss  | Add To 
An illegal trade in marine turtles is continuing despite legislation and conservation awareness campaigns, a pioneering study has shown.

Critically endangered and ancient Himalayan wolf needs global conservation attention

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1402 days ago Science critically endangered ancient himalayan wolf global conservation attention All   Discuss  | Add To 
Although the Himalayan wolf is visibly distinct from its European cousin, its current distribution has mostly been a matter of assumption, rather than evident truth. Being the most ancient wolf lineage, known to science, its status has been assigned as Critically Endangered. Now, an international research team report the wolf from Nepal's largest protected area, thus proving its existence in the region.

Invasive species not best conservation tool, study shows

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1421 days ago Science invasive species conservation tool study shows All   Discuss  | Add To 
Harnessing an invasive fish species sounded like a promising conservation tool to help reverse the destruction wreaked by zebra mussels on endangered native mollusks in the Great Lakes -- except that it won't work, says an ecologist.

Global carnivore conservation at risk, new report shows

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1423 days ago Science global carnivore conservation risk report shows All   Discuss  | Add To 
Shrinking habitat and increased conflict are projected in regions critical to survival of threatened apex predators, a new report shows. Carnivores include some of the most iconic species that help generate funding for biodiversity conservation and deliver important benefits to humans. Protecting carnivores will conserve many other bird, amphibian, reptile and mammal species that live in priority areas for carnivore conservation.

Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1427 days ago Science average snowpack prolong california water conservation All   Discuss  | Add To 
FRESNO, California (AP) — State drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year.

Water conservation important to many, but only some take action

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1437 days ago Science water conservation important action All   Discuss  | Add To 
How long do you shower? Would you be willing to set a timer for yourself while you bathe? That may be something to consider as you try to reduce your water consumption, say researchers. In a study that used an online survey of 932 Floridians, researchers sought to identify characteristics of so-called “high-water users,” based on residents’ perceived importance of plentiful water and their water conservation behaviors.

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts

LakeArrowhead (#1) 1452 days ago Science understanding differences species critical conservation efforts All   Discuss  | Add To 
Differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes, warn experts.

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