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Catskills Watershed Polluted By Hurricane Irene
2012-09-26 16:28:52

The water quality of lakes and coastal systems will be altered if hurricanes intensify in a warming world

Alpine Glaciers Important For Carbon Cycle 091812
2012-09-18 12:19:01

Recently, an international collaboration headed by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology at the University of Vienna looked at an little-studied example of a carbon cycle. His team’s task was to explore and determine the role of Alpine glaciers in the carbon-cycling process. Glaciers are, in effect, nature’s freezers. Items that were deposited into the glaciers over several millennia became locked in a frozen tomb. And it is only on account of unprecedentedly rapid glacial melt...

Predator-Created Domino Effect Leads To Ecosystem Changes
2012-06-17 05:42:51

Creatures that are feeling the pressure from the presence of predators are known to alter their diets, thus having a noteworthy impact on their habitats, claims new research published in the journal Science.

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2009-05-27 09:08:56

The Faculty of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki includes a project focusing on the ten major rivers in the world. Academy Research Fellow Anssi Vähätalo’s group addresses the journey of riverine organic to the oceans and in particular the photochemical decomposition of organic carbon caused by sunlight.

2008-10-29 15:00:23

U.S. scientists say they've determined earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils.

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2008-04-28 14:30:00

A handful of soil is a lot like a banana, strawberry and apple smoothie: Blended all together, it is hard to tell what's in there, especially if you have never tasted the fruits before.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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