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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Strategies to Keep Pollutants out of Your Neighborhood Storm Water Pond

Oct. 7, 2015 — Many people live in subdivisions with storm water ponds, which collect water from the neighborhood and help keep pollutants such as fertilizers, pesticides and pet waste from getting into the broader ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Local habitat variability in northwest streams can help shield coastal cutthroat trout from the effects of forest harvest and climate change, a new study has ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational activities have now been mapped by researchers who say the information can be used to help prioritize restoration ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. But that just isn't so, according to researchers who have sampled the activities of many different ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — While island societies can do little to control carbon emissions from developed nations, they can manage their local resources to enhance the ecosystem services that coastal habitats, including ... read more

Human Activity Affecting Microbes in Soil

Sep. 23, 2015 — Agricultural inputs such as nitrogen and phosphorous alter soil microbial communities, which may have unintended environmental consequences, new research from an ecologist ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Microbiologists are addressing the global environmental issue of ocean dead zones. Their research is discovering the potential of naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia to stem the tide of ... read more

Green Barriers of Cypresses Could Reduce Fire Initiation Risk

Sep. 22, 2015 — Every year fires burn thousands of hectares, destroy entire ecosystems and put the lives of people and animals at risk. Understanding the dynamics of fire would allow a solution to be found for the ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — With careful management, selectively logged tropical Amazonian forests can recover their carbon stocks within a cutting cycle of 20 to 30 years, according to researchers. The findings show that ... read more

Emissions from Melting Permafrost Could Cost $43 Trillion

Sep. 21, 2015 — New analysis of the effects of melting permafrost in the Arctic points to $43 trillion in extra economic damage by the end of the next century, on top of the more than the $300 trillion economic ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A new article suggests catastrophic wildfire danger could be reduced by increasing use of planning burning in land management ... read more

A New Analysis and Approach to Watershed Management

Sep. 18, 2015 — The first continent-wide, multi-factor analysis of climate and land cover effects on watersheds in the United States, published today, provides a broad new assessment of runoff, flooding and storm ... read more

Southern Ocean: Reconstructing Environmental Conditions Over the Past 30,000 Years

Sep. 18, 2015 — In the last 30,000 years there was, at times, more mixing in the Southern Ocean than previously thought. This meant that vast quantities of nutrients were available to phytoalgae, which in turn ... read more

2009 Dust Storm in Sydney: Ocean Response to Red Dawn

Sep. 17, 2015 — The 'Red Dawn' dust storm which enveloped Sydney in 2009 left more than just a huge clean-up bill in its wake. Researchers have shown for the first time that the Tasman Sea marine ecosystem ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia’s coastline dating back more than 7,000 ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Methane emissions from Arctic tundra increase when sea ice melts, according to a new study. This connection has been suspected before, but has lacked strong evidence until ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Warming temperatures are causing Arctic mosquitoes to grow faster and emerge earlier, significantly boosting their population and threatening the caribou they feast on, a study ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Researchers have found the types of organisms in Seattle's Elliott Bay change depending on the shoreline nearby, either armored or restored beaches. Young chum salmon adjusted their diets based ... read more

Sweeping Study of US Farm Data Shows Loss of Crop Diversity the Past 34 Years

Sep. 15, 2015 — Diverse agroecosystems are more resilient to variable weather from climate change, researchers say, upon concluding through study that across the United States, there has been a loss of crop ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — A two week research cruise is set to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the North ... read more

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