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February 27 2013

22:01

Mapping a Plague of Frogs

An interactive Web site, periodically updated, visualizes the occurrence of cases of amphibian chytrid fungus around the world.

May 05 2012

15:07

Safeguarding Massive Trees, Champs of the Ecosystem

Mammoth trees accounted for only 1 percent of trees in a research plot but stored half of the area's biomass, researchers in Yosemite National Park found.
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February 08 2012

12:59

Hatcheries vs. Wild Salmon

Salmon populations in California's Mokelumne watershed are on the rise, but it turns out that only 4 percent are of wild origins.

November 14 2011

12:35

In a California Vineyard, Bluebirds Earn Their Keep

Attracted to nest boxes set up by an ornithologist, birds doubled their numbers in a central California vineyard and consumed enough insects to earn their keep.

September 13 2011

20:58

The Toll From Tree-Boring Pests

A new study estimates that invasive forest insects cost local governments about $2 billion a year and residential homeowners another $1.5 billion in lost property values.

November 21 2010

04:21

Busy Microbial World Discovered in Deepest Ocean Crust Ever Explored

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101119162926.htm ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2010) — The first study to ever explore biological activity in the deepest layer of ocean crust has found bacteria with a remarkable range of capabilities, including eating hydrocarbons and natural gas, and “fixing” or storing carbon. The research, just published in the journal PLoS One, showed that a significant number [...]

January 21 2010

12:56

Predicting Climate Impacts to Birds

Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons Copyright PRBO Conservation Science, 2003 Predicting Climate Impacts to Birds PRBO and Partners Predict Changes in California’s Bird Communities Due to Climate Change, Study Published in PLoS ONE (Press Release 9/2/09) >> Read the paper at PLoS One – Reshuffling of species with climate disruption: A no-analog future for California [...]

January 16 2010

08:03

Coral Can Recover from Climate Change Damage, New Research Suggests

Credit: iStockphoto/Edwin Van Wier http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100109002310.htm ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2010) — A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change. Published Jan. 11, 2010 in the journal PLoS ONE, the research shows for the first time that coral reefs located in marine reserves can [...]
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