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Sand dunes reveal biodiversity secrets in Australia

Sand dunes reveal biodiversity secrets in Australia

Ancient, acidic and nutrient-depleted dunes in Western Australia are not an obvious place to answer a question that has vexed tropical biologists for decades. But the Jurien Bay dunes proved to be the perfect site to unravel why plant diversity varies from place to place. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientist Benjamin Turner and colleagues from […]

Заброшенные свалки загрязняют реки в Великобритании: доклад

Заброшенные свалки загрязняют реки в Великобритании: доклад

Согласно результатам последнего изучения, проведенного учеными из Великобритании, заброшенные свалки по всей стране являются ключевой причиной постоянного присутствия в реках загрязняющих химических веществ, причем в достаточно высоких концентрациях. По оценкам ученых, одна только огромная свалка у Port Meadow на окраине Оксфорда выпускает в Темзу 27,5 тонн аммония в год. Ну а если обобщить эти данные […]

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia

Unraveling the mysteries of the Red Sea: A new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia

These are colonies of the new hard coral species Pachyseris inattesa from the Arabian Red Sea in situ. Credit: Dr. Francesca Benzoni     The hard corals primarily responsible for the construction of coral reefs around the world have attracted the attention of taxonomists for hundreds of years. Despite the important role such corals play […]

Ebola has profound effects on wildlife population dynamics

Ebola has profound effects on wildlife population dynamics

Gorillas. Credit: Image courtesy of Wiley     New research in gorillas that were affected by an Ebola virus outbreak shows that disease can influence reproductive potential, immigration and social dynamics, and it highlights the need to develop complex models that integrate all the different impacts of a disease. This approach requires long-term monitoring of […]

Dezastru ecologic in Mexic: Cel putin 50 de tone de peste mort a fost colectat dintr-un lac

Dezastru ecologic in Mexic: Cel putin 50 de tone de peste mort a fost colectat dintr-un lac

Dezastru ecologic in Mexic: Cel putin 50 de tone de peste mort a fost colectat dintr-un lac Dezastru ecologic intr-un lac din vestul Mexicului. Cel putin 50 de tone de peste mort au fost colectat in ultimele zile de pe suprafata apei, spre disperarea pescarilor din zona. Autoritatile locale au dat vina pe fenomene naturale, […]

Несанкционированный отбор нефти вызвал утечку из трубопровода и загрязнение реки в Мексике

Несанкционированный отбор нефти вызвал утечку из трубопровода и загрязнение реки в Мексике

Незаконные присоединения к нефтепроводу, которые регулярно происходят в северной Мексике, стали причиной недавнего разлива нефти и загрязнения реки Сан-Хуан, которая является основным источником орошения местных фермерских хозяйств. Как сообщает федеральное агентство по охране окружающей среды Мексики PROFEPA, сырая нефть, пролившаяся из трубопровода Мадеро-Кадерейта, загрязнила 23-километровый участок реки в штате Нуэво Леон. «Мы просим людей, проживающих […]

Potential influences on recent UK winter floods investigated by new scientific review

Potential influences on recent UK winter floods investigated by new scientific review

A comprehensive review of all potential factors behind the 2013/2014 UK winter floods is published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper does not definitively answer whether human activity played a role in the magnitude of the winter flood events. It does, though, examine how factors such as the state of the global oceans […]

Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity. The key lies in organic materials found in fossil bones, which contain evidence for how ancient ecosystems functioned, according to a new study available online and in […]

Ecologist stresses importance of wetlands, grasslands in midwest

Ecologist stresses importance of wetlands, grasslands in midwest

As founder of EcoSun Prairie Farms near Colman, South Dakota, Johnson explains his vision of a working grass farm to a South Dakota West River rancher during a field tour. Credit: Image courtesy of South Dakota State University     Wetlands may be the least understood ecosystem, but their value is immense, according to Distinguished […]

Ministerul Mediului aloca 10 milioane de euro pentru construirea pistelor de biciclete in Capitala

Ministerul Mediului aloca 10 milioane de euro pentru construirea pistelor de biciclete in Capitala

Ministerul Mediului aloca 10 milioane de euro pentru construirea pistelor de biciclete in Capitala Ministerul Mediului va aloca 10 milioane de euro pentru implementarea sistemului de transport cu bicicleta in zona centrala a Capitalei, acest proiect fiind aprobat joi de Consiliul General al Municipiului Bucuresti. Potrivit unui comunicat al Ministerul Mediului si Schimbarilor Climatice (MMSC), […]

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