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Insect Diversity Studied In The Rainforests Of Panama
2012-12-14 05:46:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Until now, scientists have had a problem estimating the exact numbers of arthropods — a group that includes insects, arachnids, and crustaceans - on Earth, even though we know they comprise a majority of the multicellular species on the planet. Because of their small size, frequent movements, and inaccessible habitats, quantifying their abundance has been difficult despite the fact that they are the most numerous phylum on the...

2012-12-06 05:01:04

The town of Villalba de los Barros in Spain is innovating wastewater treatment using using bacterial injections in its sewer system. This process employs the sewer pipes underground to do work prior to the wastewater treatment plant resulting in significant benefits to the town, environment and treatment plant. Villalba de Los Barros, Badajoz, Extremadura Spain (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Villalba de los Barros, a small municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain uses...

2012-11-20 13:44:13

A new Marine Board Future Science Brief presents a roadmap for marine biodiversity science in Europe and warns against complacency. The ocean provides 95% of the habitable space on Earth and harbors a vast diversity of life. Biodiversity underpins the health of the oceans and their productive ecosystems which are essential for human well-being and prosperity. But marine life is under significant threat from climate change and from increasing human impacts including pollution, overfishing...

2012-11-13 11:01:50

DEVOTES stands for "DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status". DEVOTES is a four year project, which has a total budget of 12 million, of which 9 million are funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. DEVOTES is coordinated by Ángel Borja, from AZTI-Tecnalia, a Spanish technological centre, specialized in marine and food research. More than 250 scientists, from 23 research centers of 12...

ESA Water Mission Tracked Super Storm Sandy
2012-11-09 12:22:02

ESA When millions of people are bracing themselves for the onslaught of extreme weather, as much information as possible is needed to predict the strength of the impending storm. ESA´s SMOS mission again showed its versatility by capturing unique measurements of Hurricane Sandy. As its name suggests, the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite was designed to measure how much moisture is held in soil and how much salt is held in the surface waters of the oceans. This...

Aquatic Animals Grow Smaller In The Face Of Global Warming
2012-11-06 10:33:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that warming temperatures are causing a greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwelling animals. The findings of this study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are from a collaborative research effort by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool. Warmer temperatures are disproportionately affecting the body size...

Evolutionary Family Tree Of Birds Complete
2012-11-01 08:43:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Yale University, has created the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date. It connects all living bird species — nearly 10,000 — and reveals some surprising new details about the evolutionary history and geographic context of the birds. By analyzing the family tree, the research team was able to show when and where birds diversified. They also found that the birds' diversification rate has...

2012-10-17 11:44:49

Ecologists in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that evolutionary diversity can be an effective method for identifying hotspots of mammal biodiversity. In a paper published Oct. 17 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, they report that evolutionary diversity can be an effective proxy for both the sheer number of species as well as their characteristics and ecological roles. Their findings could help conservation organizations better protect threatened...


Latest Environmental science Reference Libraries

Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

Environmental Chemistry (journal)
2012-09-24 08:00:51

Environmental Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published online bi-monthly by CSIRO Publishing. The journal publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of environmental chemistry, including those addressing the chemistry of air, water, soil, sediments, space and biota. Topics include atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, climate change, marine chemistry, water chemistry, polar chemistry, fire chemistry, astrochemistry, earth and geochemistry, soil and sediment...

International Journal of Biometeorology
2012-04-29 20:58:31

The International Journal of Biometeorology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the International Society of Biometeorology. The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on studies examining the interactions between living organisms and factors of the natural and artificial physical environment. It publishes articles in the following fields: Earth and environmental science, life...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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