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plant fossils
2015-01-21 16:04:11

Clues contained in the cells of plant fossils could be used to determine the density of trees and other forms of vegetation some 50 million years ago, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the peer-reviewed journal Science.

south american gold
2015-01-14 17:22:28

An ongoing gold rush in the tropical forests of South America is putting one of the planet’s most biologically diverse landscapes in danger, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Reduced-impact Logging Supports Diversity Of Forests
2014-12-03 03:44:08

When it comes to logging, it may be possible to have our timber and our tropical forests, too.

How Do The Organisms Below-ground Impact Us?
2014-12-01 03:45:20

A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change.

Colorado Front Range fire 2012
2014-11-09 05:18:03

Every year, wildfires exact a toll on humanity and a new research paper in the journal Nature suggests a rethinking of how we approach these massive blazes.

2014-11-06 12:23:22

Acquisition of environmental firm allows GEI to expand local presence and technical offerings to clients in the Texas market BOSTON, Nov.

2014-11-01 12:20:12

Initiative Continues Yearlong Environmental Conservation & Restoration Program LEMONT, Ill., Nov.


Latest Systems ecology Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

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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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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