The challenges of North American specialty cut flowers

Cut flower production in the United States and Canada has increased in recent years. Due to this resurgence, more information is needed regarding current...

No direct link between North Atlantic currents, sea level along New England coast

A new study clarifies what influence major currents in the North Atlantic have on sea level along the northeastern United States.

What drives Yellowstone’s massive elk migrations?

Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the...

Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response

Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers...

A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming

A shady refuge on a hot day could be more than a simple comfort in a warming world. Finding a cooler spot might save...

No evidence for increased egg predation in the Arctic

Climate and ecosystems are changing, but predation on shorebird nests has changed little across the globe over the past 60 years, finds an international...

The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss

Researchers compared the gut microbes of 12 lemur species across the island of Madagascar, where thousands of acres of forest are cleared each year....

Carbon-neutral fuels move a step closer

Chemists have developed an efficient process for converting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide, a key ingredient of synthetic fuels and materials.

Environmental oxygen triggers loss of webbed digits

Free fingers have many obvious advantages on land, such as in locomotion and grasping, while webbed fingers are typical of aquatic or gliding animals....

Early-season hurricanes result in greater transmission of mosquito-borne infectious disease

The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West...

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