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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Using, Sharing, New Technologies Is Key for Conservation

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 times the natural background rate. New technologies are improving conservation efforts by making it easier, faster, and cheaper to monitor ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A nutrient-rich, balanced diet is beneficial to corals during stressful thermal events, new research shows. The study concluded that the particular nutrient balance in seawater is what matters ... 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 — As easy as it might seem, seeking new species among cultivated plants could be actually quite tricky. While looking into the undescribed orchid, known at the market as 'Big Pink', ... read more

The Ecology of Microbial Invasions

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists have described how microbial invasions follow the same general pattern as invasions by plant or animal species. This is a clear example of how the microbiological world follows general ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Robbers and thieves are flying in the fields of southeastern North Dakota, but these larcenists aren't your typical criminals, prowling around in masks and disguises. They are hawk moths and ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new study assessing the influence of species diversity of canopy trees on the amount of ozone precursors a forest emits suggests that atmospheric chemistry models in use now may underestimate the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — In forests worldwide, drought consistently has had a more detrimental impact on the growth and survival of larger trees, new research shows. In addition, while the death of small trees may affect the ... read more

Broadleaf Trees Show Reduced Sensitivity to Global Warming

Sep. 29, 2015 — The sensitivity of leaf unfolding phenology to climate warming has significantly declined since 1980s, according to a study. Earlier spring leaf unfolding is a frequently observed response of plants ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Researchers studied seedling emergence and growth traits of three rare and threatened tree species in the Mariana Islands to determine the influences of light and storage on seed and seedling ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Non-native plants reduce the diversity of insect populations in gardens, even where the non-native plants are closely related to the native plants, new research shows. The goal of this research was ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — The endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail, found only in one location alongside a Central New York waterfall, has achieved a step crucial to its recovery: captive breeding in a ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A landmark study predicts that climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century. Scientists say that results indicated that by 2100 there would be 25 percent more soil ... read more

Gone Fishing: Loss of Ocean Predators Has Impact on Climate Change Strategies

Sep. 28, 2015 — As Australia engages in debate over shark culling, new research says unsustainable harvesting of larger fish will affect how we tackle climate change. A group of scientists warns the loss of top ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Land snails vary between 1 mm and 20 cm in terms of the largest diameter of their shells. However, they very rarely reach shell diameters smaller than 1 mm. An international team, led by Dr. Barna ... read more

Drones Could Make Forest Conservation Monitoring Significantly Cheaper

Sep. 28, 2015 — Drones could monitor the success of forest regeneration in the tropics, suggests a new study. The researchers say automating the monitoring process leads to equally accurate results and could save a ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new research framework for the agricultural sector that offers evidence-based understanding of the relationship between short-term yields, long-term sustainability and ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Biomass burning has positive environmental and public-health effects, A new study documents. Co-firing oat hulls with coal reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, particulate matter, and heavy metals, ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide levels during Earth's last deglaciation. Fossil corals have the unique advantage that they ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Climate-related changes in flower diversity have resulted in a decrease in the length of alpine bumble bees' tongues, a new study reports, leaving these insects poorly suited to feed from and ... read more

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