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Each tree species has unique bacterial identity, microbiome research shows

Each tree species has unique bacterial identity, microbiome research shows

Lush forest (stock image). «This study demonstrates for the first time that host plants from different plant families and with different ecological strategies possess very different microbial communities on their leaves,» said lead author Steven W. Kembel. Credit: © Les Cunliffe / Fotolia Each tree species has its own bacterial identity. That’s the conclusion of […]

Как похудеть без лекарств?

Как похудеть без лекарств?

Те, кому удавалось сбросить вес дома самостоятельно, обычно связывали похудение с каким-либо важным для себя мотивом — восстановлением здоровья, или же желанием нравиться противоположному полу, или почувствовать себя увереннее, стать привлекательнее и т. п. Все это — важные мотивы, осознание которых способствует успешному похудению (чем больше подобного рода мотивов, тем больше вероятность успеха). Но есть […]

Creepy crawlers play key role in structure of grasslands

Creepy crawlers play key role in structure of grasslands

Earthworms (stock image). «When you next look out at a meadow or forest, remember that the tiny animals immediately beneath your feet are likely responsible for much of what you see,» Mark Bradford says. Credit: © mashe / Fotolia     When asked to describe a forest or a meadow, most people would probably begin […]

Dezbatere publica pentru noul plan de mediu din Iasi

Dezbatere publica pentru noul plan de mediu din Iasi

Agentia pentru Protectia Mediului Iasi va organiza la sfarsitul acestei luni o dezbatere publica privind Planul Local de Actiune pentru Mediu (PLAM) a judetului Iasi pentru perioada 2014-2018. Odata finalizat si aprobat, PLAM-ul 2014-2018 al judetului Iasi va contribui la indeplinirea obligatiilor pe care Romania le are in domeniul protectiei mediului si va functiona ca […]

Preserving the great plains grasslands

Preserving the great plains grasslands

More than 300 years ago, bison and periodic fires helped to maintain the Southern Great Plains as grasslands. Fast forward to the permanent European settlement in the 1800s — the establishment of livestock grazing and the elimination of fire from the system has since created an environment that is sapping the resilience of the grasslands. […]

Превышение уровня азота в море стало причиной появления смертельных опухолей у черепах

Превышение уровня азота в море стало причиной появления смертельных опухолей у черепах

Группа ученых из университета Дьюка, университета Гавайев и Национального управления океанических и атмосферных исследований (NOAA) обнаружила, что загрязнение вокруг Гавайских островов является главный причиной появления смертельных новообразований у морских черепах, которые находятся под угрозой исчезновения. В докладе, который не так давно был опубликован в рецензируемом научном журнале открытого доступа PeerJ, заявляется, что черепахи, страдающие заболеванием […]

Small, fast, and crowded: Mammal traits amplify tick-borne illness

Small, fast, and crowded: Mammal traits amplify tick-borne illness

Chipmunks are small-bodied animals with fast lives and dense populations. When ticks feed on them, they are more likely to pick up multiple disease-causing pathogens. Credit: © dwags / Fotolia     In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tick-borne ailments that can […]

Evolutionary imbalance hypothesis: On invasive species, Darwin had it right all along, study shows

Evolutionary imbalance hypothesis: On invasive species, Darwin had it right all along, study shows

An iceplant, from a region of high diversity in South Africa, is overtopping and killing a native shrub on the New Zealand coast, a region with far less diversity. Plant lines that have had to struggle against robust competition are strong invaders in areas where native plants have had an easier time. Credit: Jason Fridley […]

Cum sa circulam corect pe bicicleta?

Cum sa circulam corect pe bicicleta?

Pe zi ce trece, bicicleta castiga tot mai multi adepti, insa, indiferent de varsta, aceasta trebuie utilizata corect, in spiritul conduitei preventive. Ca urmare a lipsei de precautie, tot mai multi biciclisti cad victime ale accidentelor de circulatie. Nesemnalizarea si neasigurarea inainte de efectuarea schimbarii directiei de mers, in special spre stanga si la plecarea […]

Predicting impact of climate change on species that can’t get out of the way

Predicting impact of climate change on species that can’t get out of the way

“When climate changes, organisms have three choices: migrate, adapt, or go extinct,” said lead author Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory. “We’re bringing the ability to quantify that adaptation piece that had largely been missing up to this point.” Credit: Image courtesy of University of Maryland Center for […]

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