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Amazon Tree Seeds Become Smaller, Weaker Because Of Bird Decline
2013-05-31 11:39:54

Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region’s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers.

2013-05-29 09:39:41

A new study, published 28 May in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has revealed the potential importance of rare species in the functioning of highly diverse ecosystems.

Determining How Nature's Benefits Link To Human Well-being
2013-05-23 12:16:52

What people take from nature – water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to quantitatively understand how and to what extent they contribute to humans.

Responses To A Changing Arctic Discussed By WCS
2013-05-21 13:31:47

In two critical reports released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15th, the scientific expertise of the Wildlife Conservation Society helped inform an international body of senior government officials about changing conditions in the Arctic, and potential responses to those changes.

IUCN Develops New Red List For Endangered Ecosystems
2013-05-09 13:06:08

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently working on developing a similar list for the world’s fragile ecosystems.

2013-05-06 23:17:38

Integron has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to provide comprehensive telemedicine deployment services for the 2netTM Ecosystem of wireless

cape cod sea surface temps
2013-04-27 06:55:54

According to the most recent Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for 2012 in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest recorded in 150 years.

Researchers Use Pitcher Plants To Identify Signs Of Trouble Dead Ahead
2013-04-24 12:13:10

The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body.

Tiny Colorful Snails In Danger Of Extinction
2013-04-16 09:55:52

Researchers from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and the Natural History Museum, London (Thanit Siriboon, Chirasak Sutcharit, Fred Naggs and Somsak Panha) discovered many new taxa of the brightly colored carnivorous terrestrial snails family Streptaxidae.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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