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2013-08-01 23:04:13

Chris Mickle joins Cardno, as Environmental Data Management and Information Solutions Practice Lead.

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change.

Fungal Diversity Reduced By Traditional Forest Management
2013-07-26 13:21:05

In the beech groves of Navarre a team from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the influence exerted by forestry management on the fungi populations that decompose wood

Hunting Threating Collapse of African Forests
2013-07-23 12:32:00

Scientists from several universities are warning that current hunting trends in Africa could create complete ecological collapse for entire forest systems.

Fires Turn Boreal Forests Into Deciduous Woodlands
2013-07-23 09:27:55

A new study adds to existing evidence that frequent and powerful fires are converting the conifer-rich boreal forests of Alaska into deciduous woodlands.

2013-07-22 11:18:57

Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests.

2013-07-15 23:24:14

All4 Inc. (ALL4) has been named to the list of the Best Firms to Work For in 2013 by ZweigWhite.

Valuing Nature From Space
2013-07-11 15:51:19

Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature’s resources.


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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