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March 30, 2016

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March 30, 2016

Mar. 24, 2016 — As the land at the heart of the cradle of civilization dries out, an ancient culture is being lost with the unique ecosystem that sustains it, researchers ... read more

Water Science Leads Ecological Survival Battle

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed tools to help restore vital ecosystems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world. The team conducted fieldwork in three mangrove regions in south-east Asia: Can ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — A global study suggests that increases in plant respiration that could occur under global warming might not be as big as previously estimated, especially in the coldest regions. Since respiration ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Researchers look at changes of Earth's temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) since the end of the age of the dinosaurs. Their findings suggest humans are releasing carbon about 10 ... read more

Protecting 30 Percent of the Ocean Has Many Benefits, Study Suggests

Mar. 21, 2016 — Protecting large stretches of the ocean from human influence may well be good for conservation. But a new study suggests that setting aside at least 30 percent of it would also benefit fishermen and ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Larval dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields have been quantified in order to understand and protect the creatures found there, report ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — In Colombia, large areas are teeming with mines that are almost impossible to detect with traditional methods. Researchers are now developing a new mine clearance technology, based on ground ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — A new study, based on the most-extensive set of measurements ever made in tide pools, suggests that ocean acidification will increasingly put many marine organisms at risk by exacerbating normal ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A recent article provides the first comprehensive inventory of the world's biological field stations. Its authors report 1,268 stations are operating in 120 countries -- from the tropics to the ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — When it comes to Earth's climate, what happens in the tropical Pacific Ocean has an outsize influence. The climate state of the vast equatorial Pacific, which covers half the planet, affects ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Following President Obama's plans to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a conservation biologist and a professor of law are proposing to transform the naval base into a marine ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — When Earth's first organisms were formed, it may have been in an ice cold ocean. New research indicates that both land and ocean were much colder than previously ... read more

Can Improved Agricultural Practices Help Combat Climate Change?

Mar. 17, 2016 — Did you know that over half of global non-carbon dioxide (non-CO2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are accountable to agriculture? According to new a research study, this figure is set to rise ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Life in the twilight zone constitutes a huge potential source of fishmeal and Omega 3 fatty acids needed to feed the world population. However, it exists in a kind of "no man's water", ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — At the peak of the last ice age, a vast ice sheet covered northern Europe, spanning from the British Isles, across Scandinavia and into Russia in the east and the Barents Sea in the north. A new ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — A new study tracks down the origin of bats killed by wind turbines in the Appalachian region using stable isotope and genetic analysis in hopes of better understanding the risks to affected ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — New research suggests that Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust) distribution in the Southern Appalachian region is more strongly patterned by Native American settlements dating back centuries than by ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — A new method to track how wetlands in Eastern Washington behave seasonally has been developed by scientists, which will also help monitor how they change as the climate ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Warmer, wetter conditions in the Arctic are accelerating the loss of carbon stored in tundra and permafrost soils, creating a potential positive feedback that further boosts global temperatures, a ... read more

Free Database Shows Where to Find Some of the World's Most Toxic Snakes

Mar. 16, 2016 — To find banded sea kraits, ask a guy in Cleveland. Or at least look up his work. Iulian Gherghel, who is earning a Ph.D. in biology at Case Western Reserve University, teamed with researchers in ... read more

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