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Burrowing mayfly’s decline may serve as a warning system for the health of our environment

(Virginia Tech) But scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Notre Dame recently discovered that a particular species — the burrowing mayfly — had a population decrease of nearly 84 percent from 2015 to 2019.

Mystery of marine recycling squad solved

(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Nitrogen cycling in shelf waters is crucial to reduce surplus nutrients, which rivers pour out into the ocean. Yet many of its aspects are poorly understood. Scientists from Bremen have now succeeded in finding answers to a longstanding mystery in a key process of the nitrogen cycle.


All things considered, wooden pallets are more eco-friendly than plastic pallets

Weighing in on a debate that has raged for decades, researchers, after conducting a series of ultra-detailed comparisons, have declared that shipping pallets made of wood are slightly more environmentally friendly and sustainable than those made of plastic.

NestFlix: Decorah North, Decorah, Mississippi Flyway, Odds and Ends

We have your Nestflix! Eagles are getting busy, working on egg-cup foundations, and taking advantage of BOGO cornhusk specials at their local Nest Depots! We all wish Mom’s eye would get better but we’re relieved to see that she is…

This is how a woodpecker swap meet works

Tallahassee, Florida — Will McDearman stood on a chair, raised his voice and beseeched the hundred or so wildlife officials gathered in a nondescript auditorium to offer up every woodpecker they could find. “Are all the birds on the table?”…

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need…

NRL researching rivers in the sky

(Naval Research Laboratory) Meteorologists at the US Naval Research Laboratory plan to take a harder look in 2020 at a prime, yet difficult to model, component of the global water cycle known as atmospheric rivers.