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Ecological Tipping Points Examined In Hopes Of Preventing Them
2012-10-31 09:26:37

Predation by otters keeps urchin populations in check, allowing kelp –– a favorite food of urchins –– to flourish.

2009-01-16 13:14:28

Slight changes in climate may trigger major abrupt ecosystem responses that are not easily reversible.

2008-12-18 09:55:19

Unparalleled warming over the last few decades has triggered widespread ecosystem changes in many temperate North American and Western European lakes, say researchers at Queen's University and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.The team reports that striking changes are now occurring in many temperate lakes similar to those previously observed in the rapidly warming Arctic, although typically many decades later. The Arctic has long been considered a "bellwether" of what will eventually...


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.