- How Nature Stabilizes Ecosystems During Climate Extremes
It sounded ridiculous when Gina McCarthy claimed nature was fixing itself after they created a toxic waste disaster in Colorado but that future methane needed the EPA to halt it right now, yet science has again shown that nature is more resilient than pol ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 8:30am
- Contaminated Land Could Actually Be Good For Trees
The very act of tolerating some forms of soil pollution may give trees an advantage in the natural world, says University of Montreal plant biologists. Their findings were published this week in BMC Plant Biology. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:32am
- Adaptive Management: Global Warming Will Require New Conservation Models
A threatened tree species in Alaska could serve as a model for integrating ecological and social research methods in efforts to safeguard species that are vulnerable to climate change effects and human activity. In a new study, scientists assessed the hea ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 9:00am
- Indirect Effects Of Humans On Water Quality
A study published today shows that a newly studied class of water contaminants that is known to be toxic and hormone disrupting to marine animals is present likely due in part to indirect effects of human activity. The contaminants are more prevalent in p ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2015 - 10:30am
- Green Housing To Combat Environmental Pollutants
Low-income housing residents who live in "green" buildings that are built with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features appear to have fewer "sick building" symptoms (SBS) than residents of traditionally constructed low-inc ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 8:00am
- Rise And Fall Of Agrarian States- Climate Volatility
Climate variability is one of the major forces in the rise and fall of agrarian states in Mexico and Peru, according to a team of researchers looking at both climate and archaeological records. "We are arguing that the climate information in both are ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 24 2015 - 8:32pm
- Wildflowers On Farms Expose Bees To Neonicotinoids
Bee colonies had a decline in 2006, and a decade earlier, and lots of times going back as far as people kept count of bees, but activists most recently blamed a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, and ignored climate and parasites, the thing that s ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2015 - 7:30am
- Bees Addicted To Neonics: A Failure Of Science Journalism
Researchers don’t always get it right. Scientists used to toiling in obscurity on arcane subjects can be lured into presenting hyperbolic conclusions from a media that demands sensational headlines, and confirmation bias remains a powerful psychological f ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 6:57pm
- Permafrost Thaw Sends Carbon Directly Back Into Atmosphere
Samples of permafrost soil are providing new ways to anticipate what may happen if northern regions of the world warm and begin to thaw. Florida State University doctoral student Travis Drake and Florida State University Assistant Professor Robert Spencer ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 3:05pm
- Calling All Activists: Marijuana Farms Ruined The Environment 233 Percent More In 2012
Environmental activists love to harass farmers because, let's face it, protesting farmers is safe. You never see activists protesting the far worse environmental damage done by Mexican cartels raising illegal marijuana. Dead bodies are terrible for f ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2015 - 7:17am