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Story Of Survival For Blown-Down Forests
2012-10-18 11:40:52

To preserve forest health, the best management decision may be to do nothing In newscasts after intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, entire forests blown nearly flat. In a storm's wake, landowners, municipalities and state agencies are faced with important financial and environmental decisions. A study by Harvard University researchers, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published in the journal Ecology, yields a...

Pronghorn Use Newly Constructed Overpasses To Cross Highway
2012-10-17 15:25:47

The locations of the structures completed this fall were informed by data collected by WCS, the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and identified the pronghorn's preferred migration routes and highway crossing points. WCS has long studied an approximately 93-mile (150 km) migration of pronghorn between wintering grounds in the Upper Green River Basin and summering grounds in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP)–a migration...

2012-10-13 04:03:30

The 2012 wildfire season could soon be one of the worst on record. Family forest owners need all the conservation tools they can get, and yet resources for private forest owners have diminished steadily over the last decade. That's one reason why the American Forest Foundation launched MyLandPlan.org. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 The 2012 wildfire season could soon be one of the worst on record. With more than 8 million acres burned by wildfire as I write this, forest...

Health Of Marine Ecosystems Associated With Health Of Manatees
2012-10-03 12:40:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by George Mason University, have conducted a long-term study of manatees which may be a benchmark in determining health threats to marine mammals. The study, which ran over ten years in Belize, examined the behavioral ecology, life history and health of manatees in an area relatively undisturbed by humans. “Manatees are the proverbial ℠canaries in the mineshaft,´ as they serve as indicators...

Wildfires - Economic And Social Impacts
2012-09-16 05:57:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By the middle of August, nearly 7 million acres have burned in wildfires in the U.S. making this a record-breaking year for wildfire destruction. As of yesterday, the National Interagency Fire Center puts that number at 8,392,209 acres since January 1, 2012. This acreage comes from 712 large fires that have been contained so far this year. How does this kind of natural disaster affect the surrounding communities? Large wildfires,...

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2012-09-09 11:35:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Human activities and disturbances can put a significant amount of stress on local environments and a new research review has shown that the functional diversity in arid, desert environments can be affected by the hand of man. According the report published in the Journal of Arid Environments, mammalian communities living in dry ecosystems are "drastically changing" as a result of human activities. "We report for the first...

2012-08-31 02:22:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a part of an ongoing campaign encouraging children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council have teamed up with Universal Pictures and Project Learning Tree to create an educational curriculum for the Discover the Forest Public Service Advertising campaign featuring Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. The curriculum, available on the Discover the Forest website, www.discovertheforest.org/lorax, features...

2012-07-16 22:21:16

HSINCHU, Taiwan, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The world's leading display and solar solutions provider, AU Optronics (AUO)(TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), today announced its 46" TFT-LCD panel and solar module EcoDuo PM240P00 to have obtained the world's first ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification. The ISO 14045 system emphasizes that corporations can include the evaluations of environmental resources and protection when considering product...

2012-07-13 23:00:51

Environmental Standards, Inc. and ToxStrategies, Inc. are pleased to announce the beginning of a strategic alliance between the two environmental consulting firms. Clients will benefit greatly from the “one-stop-shop” scientific consulting as Environmental Standards and ToxStrategies work together to offer solutions to address the scientific, technical, and regulatory challenges confronting our clients. Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Environmental Standards, Inc. and...

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. The mountainous island is the third largest in the world. It is an area of exceptional biological diversity and its natural resources have tremendous social and economic value at local, national and global levels. While still of great...


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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