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February 5, 2015
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Fleischfressende Pflanze auch vegetarisch glücklich

Auch Pflanzen profitieren von ausgewogener Ermährung Der Trend zur fleischlosen Ernährung macht auch vor Pflanzen nicht halt: Wie eine ForscherInnengruppe um Marianne Koller-Peroutka und Wolfram Adlassnig von der Universität Wien herausfand, ernährt sich der Wasserschlauch, eine Wasserpflanze, die auch in … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
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Allergikern blüht etwas: Erhöhte Fitness der Beifußambrosie in Europa nachgewiesen

Die ursprünglich aus Amerika stammende hochallergene Beifußblättrige Ambrosie entlässt ihre Pollen bis in den späten Herbst hinein und verlängert damit die Leidensphase von Allergikern erheblich. Das Gewächs ist in Deutschland auf dem Vormarsch. Ein Team des LOEWE Biodiversität und Klima … Continue reading

December 14, 2013
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Evolution, Civil War History Entwine in Fossil Find

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A fossil leaf fragment collected decades ago on a Virginia canal bank has been identified by a University of Maryland doctoral student as one of North America’s oldest flowering plants, a 115- to 125-million-year-old species new … Continue reading

February 4, 2013
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Study Provides New Insights on Drought Predictions in East Africa

Research May Also Help Determine Effects of Global Warming in the Region With more than 40 million people living under exceptional drought conditions in East Africa, the ability to make accurate predictions of drought has never been more important. In … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
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Public Acceptance of Climate Change Affected by Word Usage, Says MU Anthropologist

Better science communication could lead to a more informed American public. Public acceptance of climate change’s reality may have been influenced by the rate at which words moved from scientific journals into the mainstream, according to anthropologist Michael O’Brien, dean … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Brown and High Schools: Teaching Teens About Climate Change, Health

A Brown University class on the effect that climate change could have on human health has produced a free new curriculum for high school teachers. The nine-module unit, which reflects feedback from teachers, includes lecture background and ideas for warm-ups, … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
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Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s … Continue reading