New insights on animal movement in fire-prone landscapes

A new article considers how fire histories affect animals' movement and shape the distribution of species.

Southwest forest trees will grow much slower in the 21st century

Southwest forests may decline in productivity on average as much as 75 percent over the 21st century as climate warms. The finding is based...

Gene identified with a key role in plant adaptation to fluctuating soil salinity levels

Researchers have identified modifications in a sodium transporter gene with key consequences for plants needing to adapt to fluctuating soil salinity. The research can...

Greener days ahead for carbon fuels

A discovery shows that recycling carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels can be economical and efficient -- all through a single copper catalyst.

Optimizing restoration can deliver an eightfold increase in cost-effectiveness

A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation...

Fossils suggest flowers originated 50 million years earlier than thought

Scientists have described a fossil plant species that suggests flowers bloomed in the Early Jurassic, more than 174 million years ago, according to new...

Dive-bombing for love: Male hummingbirds dazzle females with a highly synchronized display

Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds perform dramatic aerial courtship dives to impress females. In a new study, scientists have shown that diving males closely time key...

A new model of ice friction helps scientists understand how glaciers flow

Despite the looming ecological consequences, glacier motion remains poorly understood. The bedrock, the ice-bed interface and the water-filled cavities all affect friction and influence...

Upwind wind plants can reduce flow to downwind neighbors

New research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce...

Flexible thermoelectric generator module: A silver bullet to fix waste energy issues

Researchers developed an inexpensive large-scale flexible thermoelectric generator (FlexTEG) module with high mechanical reliability for highly efficient power generation. Through a change in direction...

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