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Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors — from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood — play a far greater role than climate in wood decomposition rates and the subsequent impacts on regional carbon cycling. […]

New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline

New look at old forests: Future growth of U.S. forests expected to decline

Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Credit: D. Foster     As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, a new study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists and colleagues has determined. Since most U.S. forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth […]

Cristian Diaconescu, lobby pentru neproliferarea nucleara

Cristian Diaconescu, lobby pentru neproliferarea nucleara

Consilierul prezidential coordonator Cristian Diaconescu a fost desemnat in Grupul Persoanelor Eminente (GME) al Organizatiei Tratatului de Interzicere Totala a Experientelor Nucleare (OTITEN), o structura care va face lobby pentru ratificarea accelerata a Tratatului de neproliferare nucleara. GME are o functionare independenta, actiunea sa find similara unui „grup de presiune” asupra statelor „puternic nucleare” (intre […]

Breaking down barriers: An appeal to conserve migratory ungulates in Mongolia’s grasslands

Breaking down barriers: An appeal to conserve migratory ungulates in Mongolia’s grasslands

Mongolian and international conservationists have joined forces to raise awareness of the global importance of Mongoliaґs steppes. The Gobi-Steppe Ecosystem is home to a unique diversity of animal and plant species, among them several large migratory mammals. The scientists recommend reconciling the rapid infrastructure development that is currently taking place in Mongolia with the needs […]

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

State of wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate research

The current state of knowledge, critical knowledge gaps, and importance of fire emissions for global climate and terrestrial carbon cycling is the focus of nine science syntheses published in a special issue of a journal. The issue reflects the collaborative efforts of a team of 17 scientists and associates from many organizations. Scientists know that […]

Centrala Nucleara de la Cernavoda va fi supusa evaluarii

Centrala Nucleara de la Cernavoda va fi supusa evaluarii

Reactorul 1 al Centralei nucleare de la Cernavoda va trebui sa fie supus evaluarii de impact asupra mediului pentru prelungirea duratei de viata, potrivit deciziei luate de Comitetul de Implementare a Conventiei de la Espoo, informeaza organizatia Terra Mileniul III. Comitetul de Implementare a Conventiei de la Espoo privind evaluarea impactului asupra mediului in context […]

Climate change: Termites, fungi play more important role in decomposition than temperature

Climate change: Termites, fungi play more important role in decomposition than temperature

Climate change models could have a thing or two to learn from termites and fungi, according to a new study. For a long time scientists have believed that temperature is the dominant factor in determining the rate of wood decomposition worldwide. Decomposition matters because the speed at which woody material are broken down strongly influences […]

Канадская компания будет производить 3D-печатные изделия из океанских пластиковых отходов

Канадская компания будет производить 3D-печатные изделия из океанских пластиковых отходов

Канадская компания The Plastic Bank недавно наглядно доказала, что океанские пластиковые отходы – совсем не мусор, а отличное сырье для производства изделий, продемонстрировав первый в мире 3D-печатный гаечный ключ, созданный из переработанного пластика, собранного на южном побережье Аляски. За такое инновационное решение по сокращению пластикового мусора в океане и загрязнения побережья, Совет по переработке Британской […]

How red tide knocks out its competition

How red tide knocks out its competition

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables – but doesn’t kill – other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the marine ecosystem. The algae that form red tide in the Gulf of Mexico are dinoflagellates called Karenia brevis, or just Karenia […]

Capitala europeana a aerului curat e in Romania. UE a descoperit ca un oras de la noi e cel mai putin poluat de pe continent

Capitala europeana a aerului curat e in Romania. UE a descoperit ca un oras de la noi e cel mai putin poluat de pe continent

Ne-am obisnuit sa ne plangem de poluarea din orasele nostre, dar se pare ca statisticile ne contrazic. Potrivit celui mai recent studiu, o localitate din Romania este in topul oraselor europene cu cel mai curat aer. Potrivit clasamentului realizat de revista franceza We Demain impreuna cu asociatia Respire, Cluj-Napoca e orasul european cu cel mai […]

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