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International News Archive - September 13, 2012

Glacial Melt Accelerates in Himalayan Mountains with Mixed Effects

A report, issued this week by the National Research Council (NRC) has concluded that glacial melt in the Eastern and Central Himalayas has accelerated at an alarming rate, while glaciers in the Western Himalayas may actually be growing. Researchers say that this trend could have both positive and negative consequences for local inhabitants and ecosystems.

Snakes Eat Birds Which Equals More Spiders For Guam

Ecologists look for effects of bird loss caused by invasive brown treesnake on Guam

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.