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New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory

New biodiversity study throws out controversial scientific theory

Scientists have released ground-breaking findings that dismiss the ‘Neutral Theory of Biodiversity’. The theory has dominated biodiversity research for the past decade, and been advocated as a tool for conservation and management efforts. The study, the largest of its kind, covers a broad range of marine ecosystems on Earth and has important implications for how […]

Япония начала строительство подземной ледяной стены вокруг АЭС Фукусима

Япония начала строительство подземной ледяной стены вокруг АЭС Фукусима

На днях Япония объявила о начале строительства вокруг поврежденной атомной электростанции Фукусима подземной холодный стены. Эта стена будет постоянно поддерживать почву под сломанными реакторами в замороженном состоянии, дабы заблокировать распространение зараженной радиацией воды. Государственный орган по ядерному регулированию Японии на прошлой неделе дал разрешение на строительство холодный стены на АЭС Фукусима Даичи владельцем и оператором […]

DNA testing to help save corals

DNA testing to help save corals

To avert coral demise, experts report the establishment of DNA markers that might be applicable to all species of the Acropora reef-building coral, giving accurate identification to individual corals. The technique, similar to DNA profiling in humans, enables scientists to study genetic diversity and connectivity among the Acropora coral populations, thus finding clues to help with the conservation of […]

Cauza care a dus la inundarea Parcului Lunca Argesului poate duce la un dezastru ecologic!

Cauza care a dus la inundarea Parcului Lunca Argesului poate duce la un dezastru ecologic!

  Primaria Pitesti si constructorul sunt exclusiv vinovati pentru inundarea Parcului Lunca Argesului – o spune fostul director al Directiei Apelor Arges-Vedea, Adrian Moisescu. Acest lucru reiese, sustine Moisescu, si din concluziile Comisiei dispuse de prefect si formata din specialisti din toate institutiile direct vizate (ISU, Ape, Prefectura, ANIF, Primarie, IRC, Consiliul Judetean). Mai grav […]

Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed

Devastating human impact on the Amazon rainforest revealed

The human impact on the Amazon rainforest has been grossly underestimated according to an international team of researchers. They found that selective logging and surface wildfires can result in an annual loss of 54 billion tons of carbon from the Brazilian Amazon, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This is equivalent to 40% of the yearly carbon […]

Tropical rain forests: Humans have more than doubled nitrogen inputs

Tropical rain forests: Humans have more than doubled nitrogen inputs

Humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs, according to new research. Scientists used a new method to demonstrate that biological nitrogen fixation in tropical rain forests may be less than a quarter of previous estimates. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for plant and animal life. Too much nitrogen, however, leads to dead zones, pollutes […]

Vines choke a forest’s ability to capture carbon

Vines choke a forest’s ability to capture carbon

As tropical forests take over abandoned agricultural land, scientists expect these new forests to mop up industrial quantities of atmospheric carbon. New research shows increasingly abundant vines could hamper carbon uptake and may even cause tropical forests to lose carbon. Stefan Schnitzer is worried that lianas are reducing the amount of carbon that tropical forests […]

Asociatia Green Revolution lanseaza “Respira Adanc”

Asociatia Green Revolution lanseaza “Respira Adanc”

Asociatia Green Revolution in parteneriat cu Fundatia Carl von Linde lanseaza miercuri, 21 mai, ora 10:00, «Respira Adanc», un proiect de educare si constientizare publica a importantei calitatii aerului. In perioada 21 mai – 30 septembrie, proiectul isi propune sa atraga atentia publicului larg, dar si a aut Оritatilor asupra importantei adoptarii unor masuri legale […]

Mummy-making wasps discovered in Ecuador

Mummy-making wasps discovered in Ecuador

Field work in the cloud forests of Ecuador has resulted in the discovery of 24 new species of Aleiodes wasps that mummify caterpillars. Among the 24 new insect species described by Shimbori and Shaw, several were named after famous people including the comedians and television hosts Jimmy Fallon, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Ellen DeGeneres, […]

Site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot

Site of mega-development project in Mexico is a biodiversity hotspot

Cabo Pulmo is a close-knit community in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the best preserved coral reef in the Gulf of California. But the lands adjacent to the reef are under threat from a mega-development project, ‘Cabo Dorado,’ should construction go ahead. Scientists have published a report on the terrestrial biodiversity of the Cabo Pulmo […]

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