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February 10, 2014
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Drug Trafficking Leads to Deforestation in Central America

‘Drug policy is conservation policy,’ researchers say COLUMBUS, Ohio – Add yet another threat to the list of problems facing the rapidly disappearing rainforests of Central America: drug trafficking. In an article in the journal Science, seven researchers who have … Continue reading

November 22, 2013
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Carbon hotspots: Rivers and streams leak more CO2 than thought

The amount of carbon dioxide escaping from rivers and streams into the atmosphere is much larger than previously thought, according to a new study that maps for the first time the flux of CO2 from inland waters worldwide. Published in … Continue reading

November 14, 2013
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Mutual benefits: Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

ANN ARBOR — When water is scarce, Ecuador laurel trees ramp up their investment in a syrupy treat that sends resident ant defenders into overdrive, protecting the trees from defoliation by leaf-munching pests. The water-stressed tropical forest trees support the … Continue reading

September 12, 2013
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Protecting 17 Percent of Earth’s Land May Preserve 67 Percent of Its Plant Species

Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth’s land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new study by an international team of scientists, including a biologist from North Carolina State University. … Continue reading

April 4, 2013
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In last great age of warmth, CO2 at work — but hardly alone

Warming patterns during Earth’s last period of prolonged global warmth differed dramatically from modern temperature patterns, according to new research by a Yale University scientist and colleagues. Cloud feedbacks, ocean mixing, or other dynamic factors must have played a greater … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
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African Chickens

UD’s Schmidt studies heat stress, disease resistance in African chickens Last fall, the University of Delaware’s Carl Schmidt took a trip to Uganda with a team of researchers from Iowa State University and North Carolina State University to get genetic … Continue reading

November 16, 2012
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Degraded Military Lands To Get Ecological Boost From CU-led Effort

Some arid lands in the American West degraded by military exercises that date back to General George Patton’s Word War II maneuvers in the Mojave Desert should get a boost from an innovative research project led by the University of … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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Where Have All the Hummingbirds Gone?

Glacier lilies and broad-tailed hummingbirds out of sync The glacier lily as it’s called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds appear. Or … Continue reading