Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon -- and led...

Ecological factors influences the distribution of lionfish on deep reefs

Diver-led visual surveys at 11 mesophotic reef sites around Bermuda found that high densities of lionfish were associated with both higher abundances of prey...

No yield benefit to higher plant populations

Scientists have reviewed plant population studies published in 2000 or later. They found that yield is optimized at about 15,000 plants per acre (1.1...

Lake sediment records reveal recent floods in NW England (UK) unprecedented

A new study of UK lake sediment records stretching back over several centuries has found that the floods that hit Northern England in 2009...

Tropical Pacific variability key for successful climate forecasts

The warming of the Earth by the human-caused greenhouse effect is progressing. But predictions for the next decades still show relatively large uncertainties. A...

Distinct microbes found living next to corals

Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That...

Formation of the moon brought water to Earth

Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes Earth's axis. Both are essential for life to develop on...

Water formation on the Moon demonstrated

A new study has shown chemical, physical, and material evidence for water formation on the Moon.

Penguins and their chicks’ responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation

Endangered penguins respond rapidly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine conservation.

Resilience of Yellowstone’s forests tested by unprecedented fire

Researchers describe what happens when Yellowstone -- adapted to recurring fires every 100 to 300 years -- instead burns twice in fewer than 30...

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