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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

July 13, 2016 — Widely hailed as a renewable natural resource, tropical timber from old-growth tropical forests is selectively logged worldwide at an unprecedented scale. A new study reveals that once prime tropical ... read more

Longest Study of Great Lakes Region Birds Finds Populations Holding Steady

July 12, 2016 — In three national forests -- the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin and the Superior and Chippewa National Forests in Northern Minnesota -- analysis of more than two decades of data ... read more

Subtropical Cornwall Climate Could Mean Exotic New Crops

July 11, 2016 — The subtropical weather in Cornwall, England means new exotic crops such as quinoa and Japanese persimmon are now more likely to succeed, according to a new technique developed experts to monitor the ... read more

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

Mixed Response: Floodwaters Return to the Colorado River but Can Release Greenhouse Gases

July 8, 2016 — Deliberately flooding riverbeds left parched by dams has great potential to restore wetlands but may also have a significant unintended consequence: the release of greenhouse ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers developed an alternative fatty acid synthase (FAS) system in which enzymes from other organisms work with the native FAS in <i>E. coli</i> to improve the microbe’s capacity ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin's carbon sink, by killing trees and slowing their growth, a ground-breaking study has ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence that ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions can prevent mussels attaching themselves to rocks and other substrates, making them easy targets for predators and ... read more

July 5, 2016 — This iridescent jewel beetle, responsible for the death of more than 50 million ash trees in the United States, has blazed an absolute path of destruction west since its discovery in Michigan in ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the ... read more

New Farming Strategies Can Help Prevent Soil Runoff While Maintaining High Crop Yields

June 30, 2016 — Scientists found that the most effective tactic to prevent soil runoff yet maintain high crop yields is to utilize Conservation Reserve Program land strategically to create buffers between the trees ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Human use of artificial light is causing spring to come at least a week early in the UK, researchers have found. The findings provide important information for those in charge of lighting levels, ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the US and Canada. Their research shows how broad ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Juveniles of numerous lizard species have a vividly blue-colored tail that likely serves to deflect predator attacks toward the detachable tail rather than the lizard's body. Now researchers ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Finders, keepers: Mountain Bluebirds are more likely to defend nest cavities against competition from other birds such as swallows if they get there first, but climate change may disrupt the ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem -- a major source of the world's paper; home to ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Trees lining Californian streets provide benefits worth $1 billion, a new study estimates. From carbon storage ($10.32 million) and removal of air pollutants ($18.15 million) to interception of ... read more

Meadowsweet: Good Indication of Restored River Success

June 13, 2016 — During the timber-floating era in rivers and streams, tributaries were cleared from all obstacles. Now, efforts have been made to restore many river reaches after these interferences. In order to ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Based on experiments with two species of beetle, ecologists have determined that the early life experiences of individuals that migrate between local habitats can have wide-reaching impacts on the ... read more

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