Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ancient global cooling gave rise to modern ecosystems

Around 7 million years ago, landscapes and ecosystems across the world began changing dramatically. Subtropical regions dried out and the Sahara Desert formed in Africa. Rain forests receded and were replaced...

Saving two adult eagles per year to save the population of this endangered species

Dying due to electrocution at the power lines is the most common death for Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata), a threatened species in Europe. This is the case of a ringed bird...

Heatwaves in the ocean: Risk to ecosystems?

Did you know that heatwaves not only occur on land, but also in the sea? We all remember the record-breaking European heatwave in summer of 2003: forests burned, rivers dried up...

Global study shows link between fertilizer and plant diversity

It's well-established that the more species that thrive in a habitat, the better it is at weathering a variety of events from floods to drought to fire. Now, an international study with strong ti..

Early-onset spring models may indicate ‘nightmare’ for ag

ITHACA, N.Y. - Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions - which create havoc for agriculture - may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a..

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