Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird, and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the “Glider”. Touted as the “only scooter with a swappable battery,” pre-orders… Continue reading . . . {authorlink}Read More →

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How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat Noticing that songbirds never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, environmental biologists wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into singing, fidgeting, or exercising could be adjusted in ways that regulate weight. Researchers now explore whether songbirdsRead More →

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top EnvironmentRead More →

Uber wants to make its own electric scooters Uber is working on its own scooter to compete with Lime, Bird, Scoot and others, according to Bloomberg. The project is being overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm that Uber acquired in April for a reported $200 million. Little is known aboutRead More →

Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft strike out on SF scooter permits After months of deliberation, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has finally awarded scooter permits to two companies that applied for them, and not to the ones you might expect. While Bird, Lime and Spin were the first to rollRead More →

Scientists stunned by decline of birds during epic Southern African roadtrip, A two year project repeating a famous bird survey by driving over 20,000 km in a 4×4 across Botswana has confirmed researchers’ fears: many birds of prey are fast disappearing from one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas. ReportedRead More →

How pathogens affect bird migration, Whether long-distance animal migration facilitates or hampers pathogen transmission depends on how infections affect the routes and timing of migrating hosts. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News — ScienceDaily, Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants & Animals, Earth &Read More →

For disappearing Bicknell’s thrushes, statistical models are lifesavers , Bicknell’s thrush has been identified as a globally vulnerable Nearctic-Neotropical migratory bird in need of serious conservation efforts. Males and females use different habitats in winter, with females preferring middle elevation forests that are more vulnerable to human disturbance than theRead More →

How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead, Kauai, Hawaii –– In 2015, Danish environmental artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen became obsessed with a bird that no longer exists. The Kaua’i ‘o’o, a now-extinct species of small honeyeater, was last seen in Hawaii in 1987. According toRead More →

Amazon Prime is your ticket to stream ‘Lady Bird’ on June 3rd , , As part of its earlier deal with production company A24, Amazon will exclusively stream last year’s much-lauded film Lady Bird on Prime Video. While it was ultimately snubbed at the Oscars, the coming-of-age movie starring SaoirseRead More →

Bird migration strategies revealed, , Using weather surveillance radar and citizen-science data, researchers are learning how migratory birds return to their breeding grounds in North America each spring with near-pinpoint accuracy. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News — ScienceDaily, Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’sRead More →

Scientists find the first bird beak, right under their noses, , Researchers have pieced together the three-dimensional skull of an iconic, toothed bird that represents a pivotal moment in the transition from dinosaurs to modern-day birds. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News — ScienceDaily,Read More →

Vultures reveal critical Old World flyways, , Identifying bottlenecks — i.e. places where birds concentrate on migration — helps bird conservationists know what areas to focus on and get the most bang for their buck, since a large percentage of a species’ population can pass through these small areas. ,Read More →

Vultures reveal critical Old World flyways, , Identifying bottlenecks — i.e. places where birds concentrate on migration — helps bird conservationists know what areas to focus on and get the most bang for their buck, since a large percentage of a species’ population can pass through these small areas. ,Read More →