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2012-07-11 23:00:19

Applied Ecological Services is poised to revolutionize the way ecosystems are measured and assessed.

Protecting The Heart Of Borneo
2012-06-26 04:04:29

In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world’s most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island’s future development.

2012-06-22 11:59:49

How much is a stream worth?

2012-06-21 20:37:36

University of Southampton researchers are pioneering a new way of measuring and monitoring the impact of industrial and agricultural development on the environment.

2012-06-15 11:34:48

'Green grabbing' - the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of 'green ' biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts and eco-tourism initiatives – is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new research has found.

The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Are Saddling Up
2012-06-07 12:17:11

Twenty years ago scientists met at the Earth Summit in Rio to examine the climate and ecology of the Earth and man’s impacts. Two decades later 17 prominent ecologists have released a paper summarizing the evidence of the 1000’s of ecological studies undertaken in since 1992.

Street Lights Affect Delicate Ecosystems
2012-05-24 04:26:42

Civilization has long been derided for intruding upon the habitats of wild animals, and even man’s smaller neighbors have been affected by the wheels of progress.

Drought-sensitive Southern Hemisphere Regions May Experience Even Less Rainfall
2012-05-21 03:22:30

Warming climate may mean less rainfall for drought-sensitive regions of the Southern Hemisphere, according to results just published by an international research team.

Fragile Land-sea Ecological Chain Documented
2012-05-18 13:06:44

Douglas McCauley and Paul DeSalles did not set out to discover one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented.

2012-05-16 21:59:03

Chlorothalonil, one of the world's most common fungicides used pervasively on food crops and golf courses, was lethal to a wide variety of freshwater organisms in a new study.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.