Category: Environment

Posted in Environment Science

In fish, parents’ stressful experiences influence offspring behavior via epigenetic changes

Jennifer Hellmann, University of Dayton The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Parents who are exposed to predators…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

MONARCH Act Introduced to Ensure ‘Beloved Pollinator’ Is Around for Future Generations

“In only a few decades, a migration of millions has been reduced to less than two thousand butterflies.” Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by Common…

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Posted in Environment

Billions of cicadas may be coming soon to trees near you

John Cooley, University of Connecticut and Chris Simon, University of Connecticut A big event in the insect world is approaching. Starting sometime in April or…

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Posted in COVID-19 Environment Food Gardening Living

How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Sandro Demaio, University of Copenhagen; Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, and Mario Herrero, CSIRO If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food,…

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Posted in Environment Living

‘Dark Watchers’ have been spooking California hikers for centuries. What are they?

By Brandon Specktor – Senior Writer 10 hours ago Enormous, shadowy figures in hats and cloaks have haunted the California coast for more than 300 years. What are they?…

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Posted in Beekeeping Environment

To help insects, make them welcome in your garden – here’s how

Brian Lovett, West Virginia University As winter phases into spring across the U.S., gardeners are laying in supplies and making plans. Meanwhile, as the weather…

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Posted in COVID-19 Environment

Scientists uncover Antarctic sea creatures ‘trapped under ice’ for 50 years

By Brandon Specktor – Senior Writer  When a gargantuan iceberg calved off of Antarctica last month, it revealed a bustling community of sea life for the first time…

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Posted in Environment Science

Strange microbe “breathes” nitrates using a mitochondria-like symbiont

A relatively recent symbiosis is reminiscent of the ‘powerhouse of the cell.’  DOUG JOHNSON –  3/17/2021, 9:37 AM Deep in Switzerland’s Lake Zug swims a microorganism that…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis and Breanna Roque, University of California, Davis Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment

Ozone-destroying CFCs could make late-21st-century comeback

By Rafi Letzter – Staff Writer 7 hours ago The oceans are ready to give back your 1980s hair spray. The Antarctic ozone hole reached its most recent annual…

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