Legal Victory Secures Protection for Santa Clara River Steelhead

SATICOY, Calif.— Conservation groups scored a key courtroom victory on Monday for endangered Southern California steelhead harmed by operation of the Vern Freeman Dam on the Santa Clara River. In a 152-page decision issued by Honorable Judge David O. Carter, the court found United Water Conservation District violated the federal Endangered Species Act by clearly […]

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Volunteers needed to count Europe’s rarest vulture on International Observation Day Saturday 6 October

The International Observation Days (IOD) for bearded vultures have started in 2006 and consist in a one-day simultaneous count of bearded vultures across the whole Alpine arc, organised by the International Bearded Vulture Monitoring network (IBM), which is coordinated by the VCF. Since 2012 bearded vultures are also counted in the Massif Central in France, […]

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12 more griffon vultures released in Sardinia to boost the local population

Twelve more griffon vultures are flying in the Sardinian skies. On Thursday, 13th of September the Forestas Agency released a second group of vultures in Monte Minerva (Villanova Monteleone, Sardinia), within the LIFE Under Griffon Wings project. These birds came from rehabilitation centres in Spain, and had been transported to Sardinia by the VCF last spring. […]

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Wave-particle interactions allow collision-free energy transfer in space plasma

The Earth’s magnetosphere contains plasma, an ionized gas composed of positive ions and negative electrons. The motion of these charged plasma particles is controlled by electromagnetic fields. The energy transfer processes that occur in this collisionless space plasma are believed to be based on wave-particle interactions such as particle acceleration by plasma waves and spontaneous […]

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