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December 13, 2015
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Vines add surprising variable to tropical forest carbon storage

New study shows lianas dramatically reduce carbon sequestration by crowding out, killing trees Just when we thought we were getting closer to understanding tropical forests’ tremendously valuable service of sucking carbon from the air and socking it away in tree … Continue reading

October 7, 2013
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Tropical forest carbon absorption may hinge on an odd couple

A unique housing arrangement between a specific group of tree species and a carbo-loading bacteria may determine how well tropical forests can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a Princeton University-based study. The findings suggest that the role … Continue reading

January 5, 2013
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Biodiversity: The most common issues

Biodiversity can be considered as an imperative factor that plays a crucial role in poverty reduction owing to its basic goods and the ecosystem services it provides. Over three billion people rely on coastal and marine biodiversity and about 1.7 … Continue reading

November 3, 2012
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NASA Maps How Nutrients Affect Plant Productivity

PASADENA, Calif. – A new analysis led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has estimated how much the growth of plants worldwide is limited by the amount of nutrients available in their soil. The maps produced from the research … Continue reading

July 11, 2012
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The Old Primates’ Club: Even Male Monkeys Ride Their Fathers’ Coattails to Success

If you’re a male born to a father who’s a strong and enduring community leader, you’re far more likely than your less fortunate peers to become a leader yourself, due to the wide range of social advantages accruing from your … Continue reading

May 25, 2012
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Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Researchers find that the global carbon pool in seagrass beds is as much as 19.9 billion metric tons Seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice … Continue reading

April 22, 2012
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New ’Bumblebee’ Gecko Discovered in Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON – Biologists from the Papua New Guinea National Museum and the U.S. Geological Survey have discovered a new species of gecko, adorned like a bumblebee with black-and-gold bands and rows of skin nodules that enhance its camouflage on the … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
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Study Links Past Changes in Monsoon to Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations

A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic … Continue reading