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July 11, 2013
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UA Study: Evolution Too Slow to Keep Up With Climate Change

A study led by a UA ecologist has found that many species evolve too slowly to adapt to the rapid climate change expected in the next 100 years. Many vertebrate species would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than … Continue reading

October 19, 2012
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In Blown-Down Forests, a Story of Survival

To preserve forest health, the best management decision may be to do nothing In newscasts after intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, entire forests blown nearly flat. In a storm’s wake, landowners, municipalities … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Close Family Ties Keep Microbial Cheaters in Check, Study Finds

*Experiments on “slime mold” explain why almost all multicellular organisms begin life as a single cell* Any multicellular animal, from a blue whale to a human being, poses a special challenge for evolution. Most of the cells in its body … Continue reading

May 19, 2011
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Lichens May Aid in Combating Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in Wildlife

MADISON, Wis. – Certain lichens can break down the infectious proteins responsible for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a troubling neurological disease fatal to wild deer and elk and spreading throughout the United States and Canada, according to U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading

July 18, 2010
by Pravda
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Between the Nightmare of the Gulf and the Magic of Solar Impulse

While the BP Deepwater Horizon well spits tens of thousands of barrels of oil offshore on the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental disaster of proportions never before imagined, a beautiful new kind of bird flies silently in the skies on … Continue reading

March 22, 2010
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Sandstorms and desertification

Saturday, and again on Monday (22nd March) Beijing and part of eastern China was hit by two successive severe sandstorms originating in northern China. And the fine dust travelled not only to Taiwan, but as far as to the western … Continue reading

November 24, 2007
by Shams
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Desertification – Are Deserts Expanding??

Deserts are everywhere. In both Americas, Australia, the Great Saharan Desert in Africa, Middle East, India and in China. Deserts are what we understand when we mean ‘deserts’ – unpopulated barren areas as there’s of lack of enough rainfall. That’s … Continue reading