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Biologists Dig In The Dirt For Soil Microbes
2013-01-03 18:59:36

Understanding biological diversity has been the key to learning how ecosystems around the world function in a sustainable manner.

2013-01-01 10:37:37

How can a square meter of meadow contain tens of species of plants?

Climate Change Is Having Major Impact On Biodiversity
2012-12-20 14:38:33

Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs.

Great Lakes Study Highlights Environmental Threats And Challenges
2012-12-18 09:46:53

Researchers have developed a comprehensive map telling the story of human impact on the Great Lakes and identifying how "environmental stressors" are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water.

2012-12-06 11:45:06

While science has often focused on big-scale, global climate change research, a study recently released in the journal Bioscience suggests that long-term, integrated and site-specific research is needed to understand how climate change affects multiple components of ecosystem structure and function, sometimes in surprising ways.

Disappearing Savannahs Threaten African Lions
2012-12-04 15:53:53

A new report from Duke University researchers suggests that Africa's savannahs have been disappearing at an alarming rate, threatening once robust population of lions.

2012-12-03 13:48:40

Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore.

Antarctic Brine Found To Harbor Ancient Microbes
2012-11-27 09:41:33

A pioneering new study has revealed for the first time a viable community of bacteria that survives and ekes out a living in a dark, salty and subfreezing environment. This community is beneath over 65 feet of ice in one of Antarctica's most isolated lakes; Lake Vida.

2012-11-26 14:15:23

Humans may be able to avert major environmental catastrophes that now loom if we learn to make better use of ‘borrowed time'.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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