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Forests In The Southwest Could Change Due To Climate Change
2012-10-01 05:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rising temperatures and decreases in precipitation associated with climate change could cause "widespread tree death" in the forests of the southwestern US, which could lead to "substantial changes" both in the landscape and the creatures living there in the near future, experts warn in a new study. Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Arizona, Columbia University,...

GM Corn Banned In Russia
2012-09-26 14:11:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russia is halting all shipments of American corn due to a study that revealed a higher risk in breast cancer. The country has suspended the import and use of American genetically modified (GM) corn after a study suggested a link to breast cancer and organ damage. The European Food Safety Authority has followed up the action with its own review into the research. Other countries may soon follow Russia's footsteps in taking the...

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2012-09-11 22:28:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Pinyon Pine trees of the American southwest are dying off in large numbers, and many researchers have already guessed what is to blame: the heat. Well, and pine beetles. While it may seem like common sense to blame the death of thousands of trees and other forms of vegetation on extreme heat and dry conditions, some researchers at the University of Arizona are looking past the cause and into the effect. Namely, what...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'