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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Sep. 2, 2015 — Watershed health and water quality issues are a growing concern. Researchers examined the sediments traveling downstream toward Lake Winnipeg using a technique called color fingerprinting. The color ... read more

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest ... read more

Boreal Forests Challenged by Global Change

Aug. 20, 2015 — Forest management must adapt in order to ensure that forests stay healthy in a time of unprecedented environmental change, say experts. Boreal forests are one of the ecosystems most affected by ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A salamander found preserved in amber from the Dominican Republic is the first-ever fossil of its kind, and also shows that salamanders once lived in the Caribbean region, where they now are all ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers are developing models for predicting carbon levels in Central African forests based on measuring only 5% of all trees. In addition to being a lot more effective, their work is also ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Even optimistic estimates for what might be achieved at December's Climate Change Conference in Paris will not be enough to save the world's coral reefs, according to ... read more

Carnivorous Conchs to Blame for Oyster Decline

Aug. 14, 2015 — A marine and environmental science professor has solved the mystery of why reefs in Florida inlets were experiencing large numbers of oyster loss. Drought and subsequent high salt levels in water led ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Unique inscriptions found in a cave in China, combined with chemical analysis of cave formations, show how droughts affected the local population over the past five centuries, and underline the ... read more

Sediment Dwelling Creatures at Risk from Nanoparticles in Common Household Products

Aug. 13, 2015 — Biologists highlight the risks posed to aquatic organisms when nanoparticles 'transform' on contact with water and as they pass from water to sediment and then into sediment dwelling ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions. Scientists have found that polychaete worms ... read more

Research Priorities for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science

Aug. 11, 2015 — An initiative to better understand how melting ice sheets will contribute to sea-level rise, efforts to decode the genomes of organisms to understand evolutionary adaptations, and a next-generation ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Current efforts to reduce lionfish populations aren't enough - much more must be done, experts report. Their computer models combine ocean currents and biological traits of lionfish to predict ... read more

Researchers Develop Fast Test for Invasive Carp

Aug. 11, 2015 — A field test that quickly determines whether Asian grass carp, a threat to the Great Lakes, are sterile or can reproduce has been developed by scientists. Ohio and neighboring states prohibit sale of ... read more

Environmental Impacts of Land Use Have Been Underestimated

Aug. 11, 2015 — Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Environmental impact assessments are ... read more

Mass Extinction Survival Is More Than Just a Numbers Game

Aug. 11, 2015 — Widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events, says new research by UK ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A dramatic shift from vibrant coral communities to carpets of algae has been documented by researchers in remote Pacific Ocean waters where an underwater volcano spews carbon ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A world-first underwater study of fish in their natural environment has shown how predicted ocean acidification from climate change will devastate temperate marine habitats and ... read more

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