Atmospheric Carbon Levels

Atmospheric Carbon Levels Hitting New Highs

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is hitting new highs. Scientists are reporting that the level of concentration is gradually increasing and chances are it will exceed the 400 parts per million (ppm). This is a level that has not been experienced on earth for around 4 million years. Researchers at the Mauna […]

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Life Expectancy & Income over 200 Years

In this riveting and informative video Professor Hans Rosling presents an interactive, animated graph of Life Expectancy vs Average Wealth of the world’s countries over the last 200 years. The data is very interesting and starts in 1810 when the entire world was very poor and unhealthy, with a life expectancy of below 40. Share […]

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New Research on the Extinct Barbary Lion

The Durrell Institute of Conservation located at the University of Kent recently published new research on the now extinct Barbary Lion.  The new research reveals that the Barbary Lion remained unnoticed for over a decade in its last days of existence. Researcher, assuming its complete extinction, failed to notice the existence of this species. Moreover, […]

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Ban On International Polar Bear Trade Rejected

A midst trepidation’s of distraction from the ever-growing problem of global warming that is posing a major threat to the whole world, an important meeting of governments tracking threats to endangered species chose to reject a international ban on polar bear trade on Thursday. The result of this rejection was a division among conservationists with some believing […]

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Impact of Exurban Residences on Avian Communities

Studies have shown that the rapidly advancing urbanization has a great adverse effect on the sustainability of many species of birds. To determine this possibility in Adirondack Park, a study was conducted and a total of about 20 species of birds both near and far from as many as 30 rural residences in the Adirondack […]

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Animal Herbivore Species May Mitigate the Effects of Global Warming on Plant Communities

Experts in science and ecological studies fear for the current stability and ecological repercussions of plant communities as global warming increases. A study conducted by Eric Post from Penn State university, suggests that the answer to these fears lies in the biological interaction herbivores have with their plant community, as much as it does with […]

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A New Map Reveals That Nesting Spots For Turtles Cut Off By Various Conflicts

Turtle nesting experts today said that conflict has cut off most of the potential nesting spots for turtles and the spots include remotely placed locations as revealed by a new map for turtle nesting spots. The sea turtles are having it hard as they have already been endangered by activities such as coastal development and […]

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Conservative Theory Linking Biodiversity And Habitat Size Challenged By Research Scientists

Is it not amazing that just a square meter of a patch of grass contains many species of plants? What factors control the number of species that could exist in an ecosystem? This question has found its place among the 25 most important science questions that have not yet been resolved. It is important due […]

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Research now reveals that cloud forest trees absorb water through leaves

Scientists from the University of California in Berkeley have now established that Tropical montane cloud forest trees not only take up water through their roots like other trees but also through their leaves directly from the clouds. Trees growing in arid areas usually find alternative means of survival and this is a classic example of […]

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Essential Facts about Current and Future Earth Observation Missions

The EOS or the Earth Observing System aims to provide scientists an in-depth knowledge of the Earth’s land surface, oceans, atmosphere and biosphere. Furthermore, this major component of NASA’s Earth Science Division enables humans an understanding of the planet as an integrated system. Information about the Earth Systematic Missions The Earth Systematic Missions continue to […]

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Study of fossils helping pinpoint risks faced by ocean animals

The study of fossils helps in pinpointing the extinction risks faced by ocean animals. Researchers have found a clue through the study of marine fossils ,why some animals of the ocean are more likely to get extinct than others. An analysis that cumulatively put together fossil data of nearly 500 million years for sea or […]

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Weakened Genetic Mechanism of Soybeans is Susceptible for Other Insects

Pertaining to a study conducted at Iowa State University (ISU), a very small insect called Aphid has started to target the Iowa soybeans plants recently; and blocking the crop’s genetic defense against other pests becoming a major threat to the industry. A journal on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions granted by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and […]

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