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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. ┬áThe 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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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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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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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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How the pressure on tropical forests threatens rain

A recent study conducted jointly by two leading universities in the United Kingdom, has revealed startling developments regarding the world’s tropics, and the even dire effects on the future of rainfall. The study has revealed that air passing over tropical areas, actually produces twice as much rain as air passing over areas with little to […]

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Ozone Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Ozone pollution seems to trigger possibly dangerous alterations within the heart at concentrations that one might encounter in highly polluted cities of the world. Twenty three healthy young volunteers were exposed to elevated ozone levels and scientists discovered signs of inflammation plus heart rhythm interruptions in them. Ozone is the main irritant in smog found […]

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Curbing climatic adation by forest transplantation

Wood together with paper products made almost one thirds of British Columbia accumulated exports bringing in roughly $9 billion last year. This has made the government to take action and is now carrying out the bigest migration project in all history. The government is moving 250,000 larch seedlings over a 200 miles radius of the […]

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How Criegee Biradicals Affect the Atmosphere

We can gather all the knowledge that we were familiar with previously about Criegee biradicals at the conclusion of this sentence, however from what we know they are quite remarkable. That’s the perception from the researchers at Sandia National Labs, University of Bristol and University of Manchester. For the very first time ever the team […]

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Embracing A Renewable Energy Era

The first commercial oil well ever drilled was in the year 1859. The hunt for oil took more than a year of trial and error for the drill to hit an oil pool which was just 69 feet deep. The process which was done near Titusville, Pennsylvania was handled by Drake’s Folly after Edwin Drake; […]

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Climate Crisis

The Global warming or rising of the Earth’s temperature and changes in the ocean is still a big issue and controversy. As believed by many, greenhouse effect or the gases produced by human activities such as burning of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide, deforestation and the most argued chlorofluorocarbon or CFCs are doing the essential part […]

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Act NOW to Reign in Global Warming

Greenhouse gas emissions have been the major cause of Global Warming and other environmental changes in the Earth. Global warming is soon going to be above the danger mark unless steps are taken on a war footing to arrest it. The latest research and findings have proved that controlling these emissions to prevent serious environmental […]

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