Grasslands’ carbon storage value now quantified

Grasslands that feature diverse plant species have more carbon storage capacity than less-diverse grasslands, largely because the former produce more biomass, the researchers say....

Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They...

How campuses can measure their nitrogen footprints

A new groundbreaking initiative helps researchers to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint left behind by campus activities like food waste and energy consumption....

Climate change and risk to fossil fuel industry: Sustainability train has left the station

New research examines the climate-related risks facing the fossil fuel industry and conclude that the sustainability train has already well and truly left the...

Prescribed forest fire frequency should be based on land management goals

Researchers have studied forests subjected to different frequencies of fires to determine what effects fire can have on oak forests over long periods of...

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively

An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.

Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Researchers are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural issues.

A new mineral from the oldest solar system solids in meteorites

Researchers have identified a new mineral in the oldest solar system solids from primitive meteorites. They've named it "rubinite" after Dr. Alan E. Rubin,...

Tracking down water pollution through DNA of algae

The degree of pollution of rivers resulting from human activities is assessed using different biotic indices. The latter reflect the ecological status of a...

Study on impact of climate change on snowpack loss in western U.S.

There has been up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States’ mountain snowpack in...

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