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August 12, 2015
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Where does water go when it doesn’t flow?

Study shows how much enters air from plants, soil, surface water More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Now a new study helps show where the rest goes: two-thirds … Continue reading

May 10, 2012
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Ecosystem Effects of Biodiversity Loss Could Rival Impacts of Climate Change, Pollution

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. The study is the first comprehensive effort … Continue reading

October 19, 2011
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U.S. Rivers and Streams Saturated With Carbon

*Significant amount of carbon in land is leaking into streams and rivers, then to the atmosphere* Rivers and streams in the United States are releasing substantially more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than previously thought. This according to researchers publishing … Continue reading

September 26, 2011
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Over the Hump: Ecologists Use Power of Network Science to Challenge Long-Held Theory

*Global sampling of 48 sites on five continents yields unprecedented data set* For decades, ecologists have toiled to nail down principles explaining why some habitats have many more plant and animal species than others. Much of this debate is focused … Continue reading

December 21, 2010
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Global Rivers Emit Three Times IPCC Estimates of Greenhouse Gas Nitrous Oxide

*Waterways receiving nitrogen from human activities are significant source* What goes in must come out, a truism that now may be applied to global river networks. Human-caused nitrogen loading to river networks is a potentially important source of nitrous oxide … Continue reading