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Ecological knowledge offers perspectives for sustainable agriculture

A smart combination of different crops such as beans and maize can significantly cut the use of crop protection agents and at the same time reduce the need for fertilizers Integrating ecological knowledge from nature ... - Read More

Smoke signals: How burning plants tell seeds to rise from the ashes

Plants, plants
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More

Just what makes that little old ant… change a flower's nectar content?

sugar
Ants play a variety of important roles in many ecosystems As frequent visitors to flowers they can benefit plants in their role as pollinators when they forage on sugar rich nectar However a new study ... - Read More

Big ecosystem changes viewed through the lens of tiny carnivorous plants

Plants, Ecosystem, Ecosystem, plants
What do a pond or a lake and a carnivorous pitcher plant have in common Share This See Also Ecology Research Endangered Plants Botany Ecology Ecosystems Exotic Species Ecosystem Pitcher plant Trophic level Ecological succession ... - Read More

Source of organic matter affects Bay water quality

organic matter
Each time it rains runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter crop residue soil and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay Share This See Also Sustainability ... - Read More

Rivers act as 'horizontal cooling towers' for power plants, study finds

Plants, plants
Running two computer models in tandem scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate hydrology and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U S ... - Read More

Nitrogen has key role in estimating carbon dioxide emissions from land use change

Emissions
A new global scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen a key nutrient for plants estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies ... - Read More

Nitrogen has key role in estimating CO2 emissions from land use change

Emissions
A new global scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen a key nutrient for plants estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies ... - Read More

Ocean's future not so bleak? Resilience found in shelled plants exposed to ocean acidification

Ocean, Ocean
Marine scientists have long understood the detrimental effect of fossil fuel emissions on marine ecosystems But a group led by a UC Santa Barbara professor has found a point of resilience in a microscopic shelled ... - Read More

Ocean nutrients a key component of future change, say scientists

Ocean, Ocean
Variations in nutrient availability in the world's oceans could be a vital component of future environmental change according to a multi author review paper involving the National Oceanography Centre Southampton NOCS Share This See Also ... - Read More

Major Symposium on Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water Supplies

manufacturers stopped adding it to common household products ” Other speakers in the symposium focused on the ongoing problem of arsenic contamination in the 21st century Arsenic occurs naturally in elevated concentrations in the soil ... - Read More

Pioneering study calculates Arctic Ocean nutrient budget

Ocean, Ocean
The first study of its kind to calculate the amount of nutrients entering and leaving the Arctic Ocean has been carried out by scientists based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton Share This See Also ... - Read More

Spring rains bring life to Midwest granaries but foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

Water, Water, Water
algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Measuring microbes makes wetland health monitoring more affordable, says researcher

Ecology, Ecosystems
Wetlands serve as Earth's kidneys They filter and clean people's water supplies while serving as important habitat for many species including iconic species like cattails cranes and alligators Conventional ecosystem health assessments have focused on ... - Read More

Urban grass might be greener, but that doesn't mean it's 'greener'

Carbon, carbon
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows how some things you do to make your lawn green might not be conducive to going green Share This See Also Nature Soil Types Extreme Survival Global ... - Read More

Spring Rains Bring Life to Midwest Granaries but Foster Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

algae in the Gulf The algae bloom and eventually die and decay removing oxygen from the water The result is water too oxygen depleted to support life ” An oceanographer and executive director of the ... - Read More

Surprising predictor of ecosystem chemistry

Ecosystem, Ecosystem
Carnegie scientists have found that the plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain geology or altitude This is the first study using a new ... - Read More

Gulf of Mexico Has Greater-Than-Believed Ability to Self-Cleanse Oil Spills

The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self clean oil spills than previously believed an expert in bioremediation said here today at the 245th National Meeting & amp Exposition of ... - Read More

Air pollution stunts coral growth

Pollution, Pollution
A new study has found that pollution from fine particles in the air mainly the result of burning coal or volcanic eruptions can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced ... - Read More

NASA flies radar south on wide-ranging expedition

NASA
A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month long expedition over the Americas Share This See Also Earth Science Geology Global Warming ... - Read More
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