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Ancient Ecosystems Organized Much Like Our Own

15 years ago from Science Daily

Similarities between half-billion-year-old and recent food webs point to deep principles underpinning the structure of ecological relationships, as shown by researchers from the Santa Fe Institute, Microsoft Research Cambridge and...

Scientists Head To Warming Alaska On Ice Core Expedition

15 years ago from Science Daily

The state of Alaska has the dubious distinction of leading the lower 48 in the effects of a warming climate. Small villages are slipping into the sea due to coastal...

Plan envisions repopulation of bison

15 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, conservationists and ranchers say they are advocating restoration measures designed to repopulate large areas with bison.

Before Fossil Fuels, Earth's Minerals Kept Carbon Dioxide In Check

15 years ago from Science Daily

Over millions of years carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have been moderated by a finely-tuned natural feedback system -- a system that human emissions have recently overwhelmed. Scientists have...

First Nanoscale Image Of Soil Reveals An 'Incredible' Variety, Rich With Patterns

15 years ago from Science Daily

Soil "unearthed" at the nanoscale: Soil scientists have seen -- for the first time -- seen soil at a scale of 50 nanometers. This view provided a beautiful glimpse of...

Opinion: Farmers will be heroes of the coming food crisis

15 years ago from Science Alert

Farmers do more than grow food - with the current state of agriculture and population growth they could save the world, says Julian Cribb.

The Oceans Finally Show Their Stripes

15 years ago from Science NOW

High-res ocean map reveals a worldwide pattern of striated currents

Sudanese climate scientist receives prestigious award

15 years ago from SciDev

A Sudanese climate researcher has been recognised by the UN for her adaptation work in drought-stricken Darfur.

Tunisia, South Korea partner to monitor air quality

15 years ago from SciDev

Tunisia and South Korea have signed a deal to improve Tunisian air quality monitoring and develop an air quality improvement strategy.

Observatory: Mercury Migrating Out of Rivers to the Shore

15 years ago from NY Times Science

In the South River in Virginia mercury has moved from the river to the shore by way of spiders.

Early Target for Fuel Economy Is Expected

15 years ago from NY Times Science

The proposed regulation is likely to require the industry to meet a target of 31 miles a gallon by 2015.

US ocean-research projects in dire economic straits

15 years ago from News @ Nature

Multiple marine projects under threat from cash squeeze.

Biology most popular doctorate subject in Canada

15 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Biology was the most popular field of study for doctoral students as of 2004/2005, according to Statistics Canada.

Mining company gets prospecting permits near Nunavut bird sanctuary

15 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Vancouver-based junior mining company has acquired prospecting permits to explore for diamonds in an area in Nunavut that includes Canada's largest migratory bird sanctuary.

Inside the Tsunami Factory

15 years ago from PopSci

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Climate Phenomenon In Pacific Weakens

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The La Nina climate phenomenon under way in the Pacific Ocean has weakened but is expected to continue at least through midsummer, government weather forecasters say.

Study: Calif. Overdue For Big Quake

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

California faces an almost certain risk of being rocked by a strong earthquake within the next 30 years, scientists said in the first statewide temblor forecast.

Thousands Flee Colombia Volcano Eruption

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Colombia's Nevado del Huila volcano erupted in a shower of hot ash, prompting thousands of people to leave their homes on Tuesday.

A Dying Breed: Marsh Tackies

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Horse breeders in South Carolina are coming together to save the tacky, a short-legged, sway-backed horse suited for toiling long hours in the swamps and oppressive humidity whose numbers are...

Bush Outlines Climate Change Targets

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

President Bush on Wednesday called for a halt in the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and urged other major polluting nations to develop national goals to address...

CW Yanks "Gossip Girl" Web Streams

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

This could go down as the most bone-headed move from a TV network in 2008, or completely inconsequential: The CW network is pulling off its website the one show that...

More Towns Committing To "Going Green"

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Cherry Hill, once a desolate farmland and now a bustling Philadelphia suburb of 70,000, is one of the latest examples of a nationwide movement of local governments committing to make...

Climate Change Threatens Predator and Prey

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A team of biologists has been closely monitoring Isle Royale's moose and wolves for five decades. Both species have had ups and downs, but now may be facing their biggest...

Learning About Emissions From Business?

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

What does a Florida fishing tournament have to do with a dairy farm in New York state? And how does that help our environment? It's all about offsetting carbon emissions,...

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Can calculators and clubs of friends . help save the environment? Tools online or even neighborhood friends can be agents of change to help you tabulate your own carbon emissions...

Yellowstone bison population halved

15 years ago from UPI

GARDINER, Mont., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. wildlife officials say they've stopped culling wild bison in Yellowstone National Park because the herd's population has fallen by half.

New species are discovered in Brazil

15 years ago from UPI

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30 (UPI) -- Scientists say they have discovered 14 potential new species in Brazil's Cerrado area -- one of the world's 34 biodiversity conservation hot...

U.N. safe water definition misleading?

15 years ago from UPI

NOTTINGHAM, England, April 30 (UPI) -- A British study suggests the United Nations' effort to define what constitutes safe water is misleading and insufficient.