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Gall fly outmaneuvers host plant in game of ‘Spy vs Spy’

Over time goldenrod plants and the gall flies that feed on them have been one-upping each other in an ongoing competition for survival. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that by detecting the plants’ chemical defenses, the insects may have taken the lead.

Recycling

Amazon and ERI Launch an Innovative Recycling Bin Program

Everyone should recycle as much as they can both at home and the office. Landfills are overflowing across the nation and each day more trash is generated. The Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership estimates that each US resident generates around 42 pounds of e-waste each year. Only 25 states have laws that mandate electronics recycling. Only […]

The Flaw In Relying On The Worst-Case-Scenario Climate Model

Whenever you read a media story about how we’re heading toward a catastrophe if we continue operating “business as usual” — i.e., if we don’t slash carbon emissions — the reports are almost always referring to a model simulation using…

Global Warming Shortens Spring Feeding Season for Mule Deer in Wyoming – InsideClimate News

Global warming presents a new and growing threat to lands where deer and antelope play. Droughts across the mountains and plains of Wyoming can cut the spring growing season from four months to two. That dries up nutrient-rich green grasses…

Sunnier but riskier

(Penn State) Conservation efforts that open up the canopy of overgrown habitat for threatened timber rattlesnakes are beneficial to snakes but could come at a cost, according to a new study.

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Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species, carbon storage

A forest’s ability to store carbon depends significantly on the bedrock beneath, according to researchers who studied forest productivity, composition and associated physical characteristics of rocks in the Appalachian ridge and Valley Region of Pennsylvania.

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Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species, carbon storage

A forest’s ability to store carbon depends significantly on the bedrock beneath, according to researchers who studied forest productivity, composition and associated physical characteristics of rocks in the Appalachian ridge and Valley Region of Pennsylvania.