Central Valley soil emissions a large source of California’s nitrogen oxide pollution

A previously unrecognized source of nitrogen oxide is contributing up to about 40 percent of the NOx emissions in California, according to a new...

Most of last 11,000 years cooler than past decade in North America, Europe

Natural fluctuations in climate have occurred over past millennia, which would have naturally led to climatic cooling today in the absence of human activity.

A glimpse in the flora of Southeast Asia puts a spotlight on its conservation

Covering only three percent of Earth's total land area, four overlapping biodiversity hotspots in South East China -- Indo-Burma, Philippines, Sundaland and Wallacea --...

Evolution of China’s flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages

An international team of scientists has mapped the evolutionary relationships between China's 30,000 flowering plant species, uncovering a distinct regional pattern in biodiversity. Eastern...

Forest conservation can have greater ecological impacts by allowing sustainable harvesting

New research has found that forest owners at greater risk of illegally cutting trees from their forests prefer to participate in conservation programs that...

Taking the long view: US scientists affirm value of long term research

A new study provides a detailed glimpse into how the US ecological community views the direction of long-term research, its critical role in the...

Potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on streams, downstream recreation, drinking water

Concerns over hydraulic fracturing, an oil and gas extraction method that injects millions of gallons of freshwater and chemicals into shale, have largely focused...

Lab-on-a-chip for tracking single bacterial cells

Researchers have set up a novel lab-on-a-chip with accompanying automatic analysis software. This integrated setup can be used to study gene regulation in single...

Colorado potato beetle genome gives insight into major agricultural pest

Scientists have sequenced the Colorado potato beetle's genome, probing its genes for clues to its surprising adaptability to new environments and insecticides. The new...

An outdoor cat can damage your sustainability cred

If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to...

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