Latest News for: Citizen scientists


Osprey Nation study provides window into bird life and the overall health of the ecosystem

Marietta Daily Journal 28 Nov 2021
Nov. 28—Citizen scientist Kate Webb uses her bird's eye view of the osprey nest outside her window to help identify trends in the raptor population that serve as indicators of the overall health of the state's shoreline and river valleys ... .

Notorious Pegasus spyware faces its day of reckoning

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
The school’s Citizen Lab was set up in 2001 by Ronald Deibert, a political scientist who realised that the world would need a way of digging beneath the surface of our global communications networks to uncover the ways that power is covertly exercised in its subterranean depths.

Keep out: U.S. EPA expands fence around former Industrial Excess Landfill

The Alliance Review 28 Nov 2021
LAKE TWP. – The U.S ... Environmental Protection Agency report ... NW ... There are volatile chemicals ...," said Chris Borello, who heads Concerned Citizens of Lake Township ... Led by Borello, Concerned Citizens of Lake Township has addressed the danger the site poses to area residents, urging scientists and other professionals to weigh in ... .

Need to be 'proactive’, says PM as 2 from SA test positive for Omicron in Bangalore

The Telegraph India 28 Nov 2021
countries – Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola – to what is called its Red List and the UK and Irish citizens arriving from these places will be forced to undergo a 10-day quarantine. Scientists fear that the new variant may be better at escaping vaccines and that Omicron presents a higher risk of reinfection.

Empowering farmers with fresh water sources

Independent online (SA) 27 Nov 2021
Through their graphic facilitation, storyboards and training farmers to put dip-meters into the wells to read how much water is available, Goldin was able to showcase how important it is to exchange data, knowledge, tools and skills with ordinary citizens, apart from your day-to-day scientist.

Covid travel bans imposed on South Africa 'draconian', 'misdirected': Health minister Joe Phaahla

The Times of India 27 Nov 2021
Phaahla said he was aware that the announcement on Thursday by South African scientists about the discovery of the new variant had caused some consternation and uncertainty ... Many other European countries followed suit, most of them indicating that only their own citizens would be allowed back, subject to a quarantine period.

Five things to know about omicron, new COVID-19 'variant of concern'

Fox31 Denver 27 Nov 2021
(THE HILL) -- The announcement of a COVID-19 variant called B.1.1529 this week by scientists in South Africa, where it was first detected, has sent governments and financial markets around the world reeling ... The restriction does not apply to American citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Volunteers Map Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in Vast Citizen Science Project

Voa News 26 Nov 2021
The voyage is part of the Great Reef Census, one of the world’s largest marine citizen science projects ... The images will be analyzed early next year by an international army of online volunteers who, in the past, have included children from Jakarta, Indonesia, a church group in Chicago, and citizen scientists from Colombia.

Bad Science Publishing: Retractions And Predatory Journals On The Rise

Principia Scientific 26 Nov 2021
In some cases, fraudsters posed as scientists and offered to guest edit issues that they then filled with sham papers ... These journals will often spam scientists with requests for submissions or asking them to be on their editorial boards. Ottawa Citizen Experience ... Polish researchers created a profile of a fictitious scientist named Anna O.

UK Bans Flights to 6 Southern African Nations Over New Strain of COVID-19 - Government

Urdu Point 26 Nov 2021
Starting from Friday, non-UK and Irish citizens, who have visited the six African nations within the past 10 days, will be refused entry to the UK, while the UK and Irish citizens will be required to self-isolate for 10 days. Earlier this week, scientists from the ...

Western monarch butterflies are returning to California

Sandhills Express 26 Nov 2021
Watch Video. Nature. Migrating monarchs ... In this Sept ... Gene J ... Western Monarch Count, which uses citizen scientists and other data to count the butterflies, says current quasi-extinction risk of these monarchs is 72% within 20 years ... More than 100 community scientists and professional biologists are involved in the count, according to the society ... .

Hamilton Rotary Club's recent air filtration cube project a 'real community effort'

Observer Dispatch 26 Nov 2021
Holiday outreach ... Hay said it was two aerosol scientist Chemistry professors from Colgate University, Dr ... 3 ... "It was a real community effort — from learning from the expertise of Hamiltonians, who happen to be engaged citizens/parents and aerosol scientists to picking up supplies at Parry's to using the community space at the library," Hay said.

Drought-stressed Oregon trees were scorched in heat wave

San Francisco Chronicle 25 Nov 2021
BEND, Ore. (AP) — This summer’s heat scorched Oregon trees — maybe worse than ever before — and scientists are beginning to piece together what that means for the trees’ long-term health ... Aerial surveys from the U.S ... Researchers like Still, with help from citizen scientists, have spent months documenting the heat wave’s effects on Oregon’s trees ... .

Democracy Now! at 25: Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Independent News on the Frontlines

Democracy Now 25 Nov 2021
Democracy Now! first aired on nine community radio stations on February 19, 1996, on the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary ... This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today. Donate. Related Story ... Links ... 7th (Virtual Event) ... No ... In Seattle, we we spoke with Indian scientist and activist Vandana Shiva and Lori Wallach of Public Citizen ... .

A better estimate for tick numbers with 'citizen science' data

Phys Dot Org 24 Nov 2021
However biases in the quality of data collected by "citizen scientists" sometimes prevent it from being used to address foundational scientific questions ... Foundation, through which citizen scientists could submit ticks to be identified and tested for the presence of pathogens.