Environment

Southern Western Australia Wheat Belt Also Means Acid Saline Groundwaters

The "wheat belt" and "gold fields" of southern Western Australia are associated with a regional acid saline groundwater system. Groundwaters hosted in the Yilgarn Craton there have pH levels as low as 2.4 and salinities as high as 28%, ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2015 - 11:12am

Fish Declines Linked To Effects Of Excess Nutrients On Coastal Estuaries

A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of fish in an offshore commercial fishery. The study focus ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2015 - 9:30am

10 Reasons Health And Fitness Experts Are Thankful For GMOs

As the founder of Fitness Reloaded, a health and fitness company the most common questions I’ve received through the years is about food. Should we eat this or that? Vegetarian or Paleo? GMOs safe or not? And what about superfoods? I always dodged the eat ...

Article - Genetic Literacy ... - Jun 9 2015 - 8:00am

Legumes: How To Minimize Drought Impact On Important Food Crops

The worldwide demand for legumes, one of the world's most important agricultural food crops, is growing; at the same time, their production has been adversely affected by drought. In an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis research paper ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2015 - 8:30am

Biodiversity Reduces Human, Wildlife Diseases And Crop Pests

With infectious diseases increasing worldwide, the need to understand how and why disease outbreaks occur is becoming increasingly important. Looking for answers, a team of biologists found broad evidence that supports the controversial 'dilution eff ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2015 - 11:00am

Genetically Engineered Golf: How Science Is Helping Reduce Water Use

By Katharine, Gammon, Inside Science-- In California’s current historic drought, there’s one particularly easy target when it comes to pointing fingers: green golf courses. Courses around the U.S. suck up around approximately 2.08 billion gallons of water ...

Article - Katharine Gammon - Jul 6 2015 - 11:15am

Tillamook Bay Floodplain Restoration Plan Would Reduce Flood Risk And Restores Salmon Habitat

Salmon are severely impacted by the loss of floodplain habitats near Oregon's Tillamook Bay, where nearly 90 percent of estuaries' tidal wetlands have been lost to development-- threatening the survival of coho salmon and the safety of the local ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2015 - 7:36am

Rumors Of Southern Pine Deaths Have Been Exaggerated

Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: Don't panic. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2015 - 8:30am

Previous Claims Of Interbreeding Due To Climate Change Exaggerated

One of the questions raised by the prospect of climate change is whether it could cause more species of animals to interbreed. Two species of flying squirrel have already produced mixed offspring and those have somehow been blamed on climate change, along ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 9 2015 - 8:00am

Not Pesticides, Climate Change Is Putting The Squeeze On Bumblebees

Though pesticides are getting all of the attention from environmental groups when it comes to concern about bees, the science community instead knows it is mites and climate- were it as simple as pesticides, places like Australia and the United States, wh ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 10 2015 - 7:09pm