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February 16, 2014
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Weitgehend unerforschte Ökosysteme

Ruben Sommaruga, Professor am Institut für Ökologie, erforscht im Rahmen eines von FWF geförderten Projekts die Konsequenzen des Rückgangs der Gletscher auf die Strukturen und Funktionen von Bergseen. Unterstützt von seinem Team untersucht er das mikrobielle Leben in den Seen. … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
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Forecast for Titan: Wild Weather Could be Ahead

Saturn’s moon Titan might be in for some wild weather as it heads into its spring and summer, if two new models are correct. Scientists think that as the seasons change in Titan’s northern hemisphere, waves could ripple across the … Continue reading

May 19, 2013
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‘Dark Oxidants’ Form Away from Sunlight in Lake and Ocean Depths, Underground Soils

New findings overturn understanding of light-dependent environmental oxidants Breathing oxygen… can be hazardous to your health? Indeed, our bodies aren’t perfect. They make mistakes, among them producing toxic chemicals, called oxidants, in cells. We fight these oxidants naturally, and by … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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Cassini Suggests Icing on a Lake

It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of … Continue reading

August 5, 2012
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Microbes in the Mississippi

Professor and students study how microbial life changes along the river The mercury is pushing 100, but professor Michael Sadowsky and two assistants leave the indoor coolness for the bank of the Mississippi River as it flows by the University … Continue reading

May 24, 2012
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Not a One-Way Street: Evolution Shapes Environment of Connecticut Lakes

Environmental change is the selective force that preserves adaptive traits in organisms and is a primary driver of evolution. However, it is less well known that evolutionary change in organisms also trigger fundamental changes in the environment. Yale University researchers … Continue reading

April 20, 2012
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Cassini Finds Titan Lake is Like a Namibia Mudflat

A new study analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests that the lake, known as Ontario Lacus, behaves most similarly to what we call a salt pan on Earth. A group led by Thomas Cornet of the Université de Nantes, … Continue reading

November 4, 2010
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Most River Flows across the U.S. are Altered by Land and Water Management, Leading to Ecological Degradation

The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90 percent of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study.  Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss … Continue reading