Without a major slowing of global warming, humans and nature will face increasingly dire consequences. Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade as documented on Climate.gov. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future…
(Rice University) Extreme storm flooding in Houston washed human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore. Rice University marine biologists found fecal bacteria on sponges in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary following 2016’s Tax Day flood and 2017’s Hurricane Harvey.
(University of Konstanz) Researchers at the University of Konstanz and Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior in Germany have found that birds are able to change their culture to become more efficient. Published today as open access in the journal Current Biology, this research reveals immigration as a powerful driver of cultural change in animal groups that could help them to adapt to rapidly changing environments.
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new study, published in Plant Direct, has shown that ozone in the lower layers of the atmosphere decreases crop yields in maize and changes the types of chemicals that are found inside the leaves.
(Stanford University) Stanford biologists have built a model examining the relationship between physical traits and genetic ancestry in populations formed from the mixture of multiple founding groups. They found that the relationship dissipates over generations.
Joyce Kilmer immortalized trees for most of us. He wrote: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; a tree that looks…
What can generate clean energy, biomass for fertilizers, convert CO2 into oxygen, and be used in space? Algae. Pursuing this incredible organism’s potential is young AdÃ¡n Ramirez SÃ¡nchezâ23-year-old Mexican biotechnician and winner of MIT’s 2019 Latin American Innovators Under 35âwho has made solar panels powered by algae instead of minerals mined from the earth. His […]
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