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Predators affect the carbon cycle, study shows

A new study shows that the predator prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem This previously unmeasured influence on the environment may offer a new way of looking at biodiversity management ... - Read More

'Cold snap' 116 million years ago triggered marine ecosystem crisis

Ecosystem, Ecosystem, marine, Marine
A cold snap 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to the ones witnessed in the past as a result of global warming according to research published in Nature Geoscience The international ... - Read More

Global cooling as significant as global warming, study of marine ecosystems during Cretaceous period shows

Ecosystems
A cold snap 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to the ones witnessed in the past as a result of global warming according to research published in Nature Geoscience The international ... - Read More

Secrets of biological soil crusts uncovered

biological
They lie dormant for years but at the first sign of favorable conditions they awaken This sounds like the tagline for a science fiction movie but it describes the amazing life cycles of microbial organisms ... - Read More

Study of oceans' past raises worries about their future

Oceans
The ocean the Titanic sailed through just over 100 years ago was very different from the one we swim in today Global warming is increasing ocean temperatures and harming marine food webs Nitrogen run off ... - Read More

Fossil kangaroo teeth reveal mosaic of Pliocene ecosystems in Queensland

The teeth of a kangaroo and other extinct marsupials reveal that southeastern Queensland 2.5 5 million years ago was a mosaic of tropical forests wetlands and grasslands and much less arid than previously thought The ... - Read More

Chalking up a marine blooming alga: Genome fills a gap in the tree of life

marine, Marine
To World War II soldiers The White Cliffs of Dover was a morale boosting song that lifted spirits in dark times To geographers the white cliffs mark the point at which England is closest to ... - Read More

Life underground: Microbes active far beneath seafloor

Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million year old sediment according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI Genetic material ... - Read More

Is a sleeping climate giant stirring in the Arctic?

Climate, climate
Flying low and slow above the wild pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif surveys the endless whiteness of ... - Read More

New theory proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is

System, Earth system, Solution
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long running debate as to how stable the Earth system is Earth with its core driven magnetic field oceans of liquid water dynamic ... - Read More

Leakage of carbon from land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions revealed

Carbon, carbon
When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land New research suggests ... - Read More

Alpine lakes reflect climate change

Increases in temperature as a result of climate change are mirrored in lake waters where temperatures are also on the rise A new study by Dr Martin Dokulil retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology ... - Read More

Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago

Carbon, carbon
A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a game changer occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus according to a new study ... - Read More

Microbial changes regulate function of entire ecosystems

A major question in ecology has centered on the role of microbes in regulating ecosystem function Now in research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology Brajesh Singh of the University ... - Read More

Land-based carbon offsets: False hope? Forest and soil carbon is important, but does not offset fossil fuel emissions

Carbon, carbon
Leading world climate change experts have thrown cold water on the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels Professor Brendan Mackey of Griffith University Climate Change Response Program is the ... - Read More

Scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique

Ocean, Carbon, Ocean, carbon
Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity which can be used to offset ocean acidification The team ... - Read More

Climate change and wildfire

climate, climate, climate, climate, Climate, Climate, Climate, Climate, Climate, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, Climate change, climate
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate over 100 percent in areas of the West ... - Read More

Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rainforest

Carbon, carbon
The Amazon rain forest popularly known as the lungs of the planet inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground ... - Read More

Natural 'keystone molecules' punch over their weight in ecosystems

Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More

Revealing hidden fungal species using DNA: The importance of recognizing cryptic diversity

DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA, DNA
Our ability to assess biological diversity ecosystem health ecological interactions and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species However identifying and describing species is not always a straightforward ... - Read More
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