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Agriculture, Climate Change, carbon, Carbon Sequestration, Greenhouse Gas, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Counting Carbon on the Farm Topic of Symposium

Several solutions adaptable by agricultural systems to be discussed

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Penguins, evolution, Birds, Natural Selection

How Natural Selection Acted on One Penguin Species Over the Past Quarter Century

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University of Washington biologist Dee Boersma and her colleagues combed through 28 years' worth of data on Magellanic penguins to search for signs that natural selection — one of the main drivers of evolution — may be acting on certain penguin traits.

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Rowan Engineering CREATEs Solutions to Roadway Problems

Rowan University's new CREATEs facility will address transportation issues regionally and nationally.

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UF/IFAS Uses Wasps to Monitor Exotic Joro Spider

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are reaching out to citizen scientists to find nests of the black and yellow mud dauber wasp in northeastern Georgia.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon, Oil Spill, Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

NSU Home to Experts Researching Environmental Impact of Deepwater Horizon Tragedy - Hollywood Blockbuster to Bring Renewed Attention to Oil Spill

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Antarctic Mystery Solved?

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Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels

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Autumn, Fall Colors, tree expert, tree, Leaves

Fall Color Peak Difficult to Predict, Says Virginia Tech Tree Expert

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Caspian Terns Discovered Nesting 1,000 Miles Farther to the North Than Ever Recorded in Alaska

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WCS reported today that in the late summer of 2016, a WCS field team led by Dr. Trevor Haynes monitored Caspian tern chicks through to fledging in Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska. This discovery of Caspian terns breeding above the Arctic Circle in the Chukchi Sea is nearly 1,000 miles farther north than previously recorded – a strikingly large jump in the range of nesting for this (or any) species.

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soil, Carbon, earth system science, CO2, Greenhouse Gas, Climate Change

Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon Than Expected This Century, UCI-Led Study Finds

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By adding highly accurate radiocarbon dating of soil to standard Earth system models, environmental scientists from the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have learned a dirty little secret: The ground will absorb far less atmospheric carbon dioxide this century than previously thought.

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Fralin Life Science Institute, Climate Change, Trees, Genetics, Virginia Tech, Science, Science (magazine)

Different Tree Species Use the Same Genes to Adapt to Climate Change, Researchers Find

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Large-scale analysis revealed that both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness – a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse conditions of winter.

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Autism, ASD, environmental chemicals, autism risk, Prenatal Exposure, Neurodevelopment, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia, Center for Autism Research

Two Philadelphia Autism Research Centers Join National Consortium to Study Baby Teeth for Clues to Environmental, Chemical Risks Associated with Autism

Researchers from 10 autism research centers nationwide will collaborate on a study using new technology to look at the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism — considered high-risk already — to determine if they’re more likely to develop the disorder if exposed to chemicals in the womb.

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Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, judy aschner, National Insitutes of Health, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes , Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Phthalates

Children’s Hospital At Montefiore Physician-In-Chief Awarded $5.3 Million NIH Grant To Study Environmental Influences On Child Health

CHAM researcher awarded $5.3 million from NIH as part of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes

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Trophy Hunting of Lions Can Conserve the Species

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Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers from the University’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology have shown.

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How a Native Plant Ended Up on Reality TV, and Why It’s at Risk

In one of television’s more bizarre recent offerings, the History Channel show “Appalachian Outlaws” follows a band of West Virginians as they hunt rugged forests for American ginseng, a medicinal root worth hundreds of dollars per pound. The show has high stakes: These men poach on federal lands, risking fines and jail time, and guard private patches with shotguns and homemade land mines. Most of them are out of work, out of savings and worried about paying for food and heat. Ginseng gives them a way to get by.

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Fralin Life Science Institute, CRISPR-Cas9, PLoS ONE

New Study of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Shows Potential to Improve Crop Efficiency

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A team's finding that CRISPR-Cas9 is a reliable method for multi-gene editing of this particular plant species was published in PLOS ONE on Sept. 13.

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UF/IFAS Report: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment Up 29 Percent in 13 Years

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About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida's agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001.

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MARS, Space, space habitation, mars habitation, pedology, astropedology, Extraterrestrial Life, Extraterrestrial, effects of gravity on plants, Gravity, Space Travel, Agriculture, Crop Science, Soil Science

Space Agriculture Topic of Symposium

New frontiers of soil and plant sciences may grow crops in space

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Water Splitting, Photosynthesis, Electrcity, Hydrogen, Hydrogen and fuel cells, Clean Fuel, Solar energy , Spinach, Sustaibability, Enviroment, green and energy-efficient technology, Green Tech , Green Technology

Popeye was Right: There’s Energy in that Spinach

Using a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers have developed a cell that produces electricity and hydrogen from water using sunlight. Based on photosynthesis, and technology paves the way for clean fuels from renewable sources.

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Climate Change, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, ice, GPS, GNET, Mantle

Greenland Ice Is Melting 7 Percent Faster Than Previously Thought

The same hotspot in Earth’s mantle that feeds Iceland’s active volcanoes has been affecting scientists' calculations of ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet, causing them to underestimate the melting by about 20 gigatons (20 billion metric tons) per year.







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