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How much drought can a forest take?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:34:06 EST ~ Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new study. Find out more...

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:41:02 EST ~ One of Alaskas most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate, research suggests. Find out more...

Intense industrial fishing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:46 EST ~ A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management elsewhere Find out more...

Mississippi River: Reviving floodplain to reduce Gulf of Mexico's dead zone

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:54 EST ~ Researchers are reviving one of the Mississippi River's main filters: the floodplain. The result is a unique environment that removes nitrogen, a contributor to the Gulf of Mexico's dead zone. Find out more...

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:56:26 EST ~ Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic network, according to new research. Find out more...

Finding ways to fix the climate before it is too late

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:26:41 EST ~ Scientists and policymakers rely on complex computer simulations called Integrated Assessment Models to figure out how to address climate change. But these models need tinkering to make them more accurate. Find out more...

Moving up the food chain can beat being on top

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:30:57 EST ~ When it comes to predators, the biggest mouths may not take the biggest bite. According to a new study from bioscientists, some predators have their greatest ecological impacts before they reach adulthood. Find out more...

Sweat bees on hot chillies: Native bees thrive in traditional farming, securing good yield

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:02:03 EST ~ Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be beneficial to sweat bees by creating attractive habitats. The farmers profit also since they depend on bees to pollinate their habanero chillies. Find out more...

Researcher uncovers influence of microorganisms on soil carbon storage

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:21:54 EST ~ Critical information about tiny organisms under our feet has now been uncovered. Although small, these organisms can have a huge impact on the environment. Find out more...

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:37 EST ~ China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within and outside of China recommend major institutional reform. Find out more...