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Mexican mangroves 'vital for fishing industry'

11 years ago from SciDev

Mangroves are of great economic value to the Mexican fishing industry and should be protected, say researchers.

Outdoor Enthusiasts Scaring Off Native Carnivores In Parks

11 years ago from Science Daily

Even a quiet stroll in the park can dramatically change natural ecosystems, according to a new study by conservation biologists. These findings could have important implications for land management policies.

Fishing Ban Guards Coral Reefs Against Predatory Starfish Outbreaks

11 years ago from Science Daily

No-take marine reserves where fishing is banned can have benefits that extend beyond the exploited fishes they are specifically designed to protect, according to new evidence from Australia's Great Barrier...

Trying To Save World's Lakes: Controlling Nitrogen Can Actually Worsen Problems

11 years ago from Science Daily

After completing one of the longest running experiments ever done on a lake, researchers contend that nitrogen control, in which the European Union and many other jurisdictions around the world...

Chinese Earthquake Provides Lessons For Future

11 years ago from Science Daily

The May 12 Sichuan earthquake in China was unexpectedly large. Analysis of the area, however, now shows that topographic characteristics of the highly mountainous area identified the mountain range as...

Could IMF Loans Be Causing TB Deaths? [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

The International Monetary Fund this week denounced a study that links its loans to a rise in deaths from tuberculosis (TB) in the former republics of the Soviet Union and...

Hurricane Dolly, Busy July Suggest Stormy Months Ahead

11 years ago from National Geographic

The strengthening Category 2 storm, expected to make landfall at the U.S.-Mexico border today, has helped make July 2008 already the third most active month on record for hurricanes.

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit the northern part of Japan's main Honshu island Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

90 billion tons of microbial organisms live in the deep biosphere

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Biogeoscientists show evidence of 90 billion tons of microbial organisms—expressed in terms of carbon mass—living in the deep biosphere, in a research article published online by Nature, July 20, 2008....

Did A Significant Climate Change Event, Known As Younger Dryas, Impact Climate Around The Globe?

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research evaluates whether the significant climate change event about 12,900 years ago known as Younger Dryas impacted the climate all around the globe. The Younger Dryas event refers to...

Air Pollution Causing Widespread And Serious Impacts To Ecosystems In Eastern United States

11 years ago from Science Daily

If you are living in the eastern United States, the environment around you is being harmed by air pollution. From Adirondack forests and Shenandoah streams to Appalachian wetlands and the...

Outflow from World's Largest River --the Amazon-- Powers Atlantic Ocean Carbon Sink

11 years ago from Science Blog

Nutrients from the Amazon River's outflow spread well beyond the continental shelf and drive carbon cycling in the tropical ocean, say scientists who conducted a multi-year study. read more

Antarctic weather stations post to Russia

11 years ago from UPI

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, July 22 (UPI) -- Russian scientists said they've installed a network of weather stations in Antarctica to provide automatic weather updates.

Scientists go high-tech to track Arctic char in Frobisher Bay

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Researchers monitoring northern oceans are preparing to use the latest technology to track the movements of Arctic char in Frobisher Bay, near Iqaluit, this week.

Clean deadline call on coal power

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The government should set a deadline for coal power stations to "clean up" or close, a parliamentary committee says.

New Technology Will Enhance Coal Mine Safety

11 years ago from Science Daily

Working in coal mines can be backbreaking labor, not to mention dangerous. But a new technology will make it easier for miners to ensure their safety as they brace the...

Geosequestration: Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Rock To Offset Global Warming

11 years ago from Science Daily

The same technology used to analyse minerals and atmosphere on Mars and other planets is being used by scientists to explore methods for geosequestration of carbon emissions. The idea of...

VIDEO: Kenya Tourism Still Reeling

11 years ago from National Geographic

While politically related violence in Kenya has subsided, the tourism industry has not yet recovered.

VIDEO: Entombed Ship Revealed in Egypt

11 years ago from National Geographic

At the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, visitors could see, for the first time, an underground ship apparently intended to carry a pharaoh into the afterlife.

Blimp boosts eelgrass study

11 years ago from UPI

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, July 21 (UPI) -- A blimp-shaped balloon is ferrying equipment Canadian researchers need to get a picture of the health of the Canadian seashore's ecosystem.

Fully Updated Climate Change Book by Researcher Now Available

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Updated edition of Richard Somerville's The Forgiving Air includes analysis of 2007 IPCC report, latest findings of global warming researchers.

Warning: Climate Change Is Hazardous to Your Health... [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

Global warming is bad for your health, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency last week warned in a report that more people will die during heat...

Giants trade star Shockey to Saints

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The New Orleans Saints have acquired disgruntled New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey.

Researchers pursue grasses as Earth-friendly biofuel

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- At a small site on the Batavia campus of Fermilab, ecologist Julie Jastrow of Argonne National Laboratory pushes the scientific frontier in a new and exciting way: She...

New findings on Mother Earth's earthy scent

11 years ago from Physorg

That evocative "earthy" scent of the soil returning to life in spring — and nasty earthy tastes and odors in fish and drinking water — actually results from two substances...

Marine recruits learn to battle suicide

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

As deaths increase, drill instructors and chaplains are teaching warning signs and prevention strategies. ...

Dry times revive an old debate

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

In the delta that is the state's water well, ecology vs. usage rises to the fore. ...

Web pioneer Gross revitalized by green energy

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In 1973, when Bill Gross was 15 and cars were lined up at every gas station in Southern California, the aspiring engineer wanted to do something...