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The True Fate Of Charcoal In The World's Soils Revealed
2013-04-19 08:35:43

National Science Foundation Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades Scientists have uncovered one of nature's long-kept secrets--the true fate of charcoal in the world's soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of the global carbon budget, which in turn can help understand and mitigate climate change. However, until now, researchers only had scientific guesses about what happens to charcoal once it's...

2013-04-16 14:10:25

20 to 40% of European plant and animal species endangered A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century. Stefan Dullinger of the University of Vienna and Franz Essl from the Austrian Environment Agency together...

Humuel Deer Population Resurges From Near Extinction
2013-04-16 13:45:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are reporting some rare good news in the world of animal conservation. Scientists from Cambridge University, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Chilean National Forestry Commission (CONAF) say the endangered Huemul deer, native to Patagonia, is bouncing back from the brink of extinction. The Huemul is only found in the Latin American region, and the new report says the deer is experiencing a resurgence thanks to...

2013-04-16 08:33:56

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Falk Huettmann, a wildlife ecologist and professor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, is giving an oral presentation at the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) 2013 Annual Symposium in Austin, Texas where he will share how predictive analytics has assisted his findings in a presentation titled "Status of Landscapes and Ecology at the Three Poles (Arctic, Antarctic and Hindu...

2013-04-12 23:00:21

SOS — Save Our Species (SOS), has funded a series of community-based programs to help save the endangered snow leopards in Pakistan, to according to Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Report From: Endangered Earth News SOS — Save Our Species (SOS), has funded a series of community-based programs to help save the endangered snow leopards in Pakistan, according to according to...

Scientists Say Ocean Nutrients A Key Component Of Future Change
2013-04-10 12:21:16

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK) Variations in nutrient availability in the world's oceans could be a vital component of future environmental change, according to a multi-author review paper involving the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS). The paper, published this month in Nature Geoscience, reviews what we know about ocean nutrient patterns and interactions, and how they might be influenced by future climate change and other man-made factors. The authors...

2013-04-09 23:04:28

Informative new platform, thebluecarboninitiative.org, will create awareness about organization´s work around global climate change. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Conversation, the globally recognized, New York-headquartered marketing firm, is announcing the website launch for the International Blue Carbon Initiative — a collaboration between Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic...

2013-04-09 13:05:44

A University of Leeds-led study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, overturns the common assumption that evolution only occurs gradually over hundreds or thousands of years. Instead, researchers found significant genetically transmitted changes in laboratory populations of soil mites in just 15 generations, leading to a doubling of the age at which the mites reached adulthood and large changes in population size. The results have important implications in areas such as disease and...

Ecosystem Chemistry Better Predicted By Plant Species
2013-04-09 09:49:55

Carnegie Institution Carnegie scientists have found that the plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain, geology, or altitude. This is the first study using a new, high-resolution airborne, chemical-detecting instrument to map multiple ecosystem chemicals. The result, published in the April 8, 2013, Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a key step toward understanding how...

2013-04-09 04:21:24

Oxitec products are environmentally-friendly, sustainable, highly effective and ideal for use in integrated pest management LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the pest control technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Oxitec Ltd. with the 2013 Europe New Product innovation Award for its groundbreaking Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal (RIDL) system. This novel product is the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable form...


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Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

San Gabriel slender salamander, Batrachoseps gabrieli
2014-02-06 09:49:23

The San Gabriel slender salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and it is found ranging from the San Gabriel Canyon, in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains to Kimbark and Waterman Canyon in the extreme western San Bernardino Mountains. The San Gabriel slender salamander grows to lengths between 1.5 and 2 inches. As its name implies, its small, slim body gives this salamander an almost wormlike...

Garden slender salamander
2014-01-28 09:52:54

The Garden slender salamander (Batrachoseps major) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to southern California and Mexico. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits coastal sage scrub and woodlands, coniferous forests and rocky slopes. The species may also be found in common suburban gardens. The Garden slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.2 to 2.3 inches long from snout to vent. Its tail may measure almost 40% of its entire length. As its common...

Black-bellied Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps nigriventris
2014-01-17 15:33:18

The Black-bellied slender salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California. The slender salamander often inhabits oak woodlands. The species may also be found in mountains, stream surroundings and grasslands. The Black-bellied slender salamander ranges specifically throughout the mountains and valleys of the coast range from southern Monterey County south to the Santa Ana Mountains, including the Tehachapi, Santa Monica...

India Shoebutton Ardisia, Ardisia elliptica
2014-01-17 14:57:17

Ardisia elliptica is an evergreen tree species. The plant is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. It may also be commonly referred to as the Shoebutton ardisia. A. elliptica is a tropical shrub that can grow up to a height of 16 feet. Natural plants growing in forest habitats are recognized by a single stem producing short, perpendicular branches. The leaves are long, leathery and green. Inflorescences or flower clusters are grown in the leaf axils of the branches leaves. Flowers have light...

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