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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

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

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

Aug. 7, 2015 — New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by an evolutionary biologist suggest that land animals proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts. The findings may help explain biodiversity ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — One of the biggest challenges in evaluating the environmental impacts of the Macondo blowout was the lack of baseline data, an expert say. She argues in a new article that environmental monitoring ... read more

Scientists Move a Step Closer to Understanding Species Distributions in the Face of Climate Change

Aug. 7, 2015 — Scientists move a step closer to understanding species distributions in the face of climate ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed. The researchers focused on the way that exposure to ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Woody plant encroachment is one of the biggest challenges facing rangelands worldwide, but it consistently has been under-measured and poorly understood, said an expert who is trying to change both ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Preconditioning adult corals to increased temperature and ocean acidification resulted in offspring that may be better able to handle those future environmental stressors, a new study shows. This ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — They are some of the most interesting and unique creatures in the oceans -- deep-sea life. Most people can identify a shark or sea turtle or whale, but many are shocked to see what a lanternfish or ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Shifting winds, ocean currents doubled endangered Galápagos penguin population, new research shows. The Galápagos Islands, a chain of islands 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador, ... read more

Carbon Dioxide Removal Cannot Save the Oceans If We Pursue Business as Usual

Aug. 3, 2015 — Greenhouse-gas emissions from human activities do not only cause rapid warming of the seas, but also ocean acidification at an unprecedented rate. Artificial carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the ... read more

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