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2013-07-10 16:03:54

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council.

Climate Change Impacts On Amphibians Studied By USGS Experts
2013-05-19 06:22:41

A US Geological Survey (USGS) effort to monitor the impact of climate change on amphibians living in the ponds and swamps of the southeastern United States has discovered that changes in rainfall patterns can cause short-term declines in mole salamanders, the agency reported on Friday.

Shorebirds Could Be Displaced Due To Rising Sea Levels
2013-05-06 15:32:15

As climate scientists continue to sound warnings about how the impending sea level rise will impact coastal cities, a group of Australian researchers has found that shorebirds could be feeling squeezed even more than humans.

Ecosystem Chemistry Better Predicted By Plant Species
2013-04-09 09:49:55

plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain, geology, or altitude

2013-03-29 23:03:07

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) receives one of Ducks Unlimited's highest honors for her contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Washington, D.C.

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.

Habitat Changes Caused Turtle Collapse 71 Million Years Ago
2013-03-15 15:16:49

About 71-million-years ago, turtles disappeared from Alberta's Drumheller area, and scientists have been blaming dramatic climate change as the culprit. Now, a new theory published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology suggests the real reason was because of habitat changes.


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'