- Cold Storage Solution For Global Warming? Carbon Dioxide Could Be Frozen In Underground Reservoirs
Researchers from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Society (BGS) have proposed storing carbon dioxide in huge underground reservoirs as a way of reducing emissions- and have even identified sites in Western Europe that would be suitabl ...
Article - Anonymous - Jul 25 2007 - 10:05am
- Sorry Dinosaurs, Mammals Would Have Taken Over Even If You Lived
It is a natural history tale that every third grader knows: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for hundreds of millions of years, until an asteroid struck the Yucatan Peninsula and triggered a mass extinction that allowed the ancestors of today’s mammals to th ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2007 - 5:57pm
- Elephant Highways Of Death
A new study coordinated by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups found that Central Africa’s increasing network of roads – which are penetrating deeper and deeper into the wildest areas of the Congo Basin – are becoming highway ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2007 - 10:56am
- Invasive Grass May Impede Forest Regeneration
The nonnative invasive grass Microstegium vimineum may hinder the regeneration of woody species in southern forests. Chris and Sonja Oswalt (Forest Service Southern Research Station) and Wayne Clatterbuck (University of Tennessee) set up experiments on a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 3:03pm
- Tropical Forests-- Earth's Air Conditioner
Planting and protecting trees—which trap and absorb carbon dioxide as they grow—can help to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But a new study suggests that, as a way to fight global warming, the effectiveness of this strategy depends heavily on w ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2007 - 6:39pm
- 3 Scientific Societies Applaud Climate Change Report
The 11,000 members of three scientific societies with its roots in agriculture have been closely watching the reports coming out of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report released on April 6, "Cli ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2007 - 11:20am
- Flame Retardants Harm Mammals Eating Fish
Polychlorinated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), common in flame retardants, have shown steady increases in the environment. These compounds accumulate through the food chain, reaching high levels in top predators. A new study published in the latest issue of Env ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2007 - 11:03am
- Climate Change Could Trigger 'boom And Bust' Population Cycles
Climate change could trigger "boom and bust" population cycles that make animal species more vulnerable to extinction, according to Christopher C. Wilmers, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2007 - 5:56pm
- Forest Management In Oregon's Coast Range
One of the challenges of managing forests is deciding among management practices, particularly when the landscape effects these practices will have are not fully known. Since 1995, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station scientists and their colleagues f ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 2:49pm
- Will Global Warming Kill Lemmings Before Walking Off Cliffs Do?
Contrary to popular belief, lemmings do not commit mass suicide by leaping off of cliffs into the sea. In fact, they are quite fond of staying alive. A bigger threat to the rodents is climate change, which could deprive them of the snow they need for home ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2007 - 12:16pm