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Computer simulator gives new insight into right whale rope entanglements

Simulator shows whales’ evasion attempts often make their situation worse A new computer model gives greater insight into how North Atlantic right whales become entangled in fishing lines.(Centre for Coastal Studies/NOAA) Scientists in New England believe they can help reduce often deadly North Atlantic right whale entanglements with a one-of-a-kind …

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Feds consider listing Labrador caribou herds as at-risk species

Conservation official says the designation would offer more protection to dwindling herds The federal government is considering whether to add two Labrador caribou herd to the Species at Risk Act. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) Conservation officials are trying to figure out how to reverse dwindling caribou numbers in Labrador without impeding …

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NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

NASA won’t confirm if review is related to Elon Musks’s whiskey-drinking and pot smoking on podcast Astronauts assigned to the first test flights and missions of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon stand in front of the spacecraft in August. NASA says it will conduct a “cultural assessment study” …

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