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Hidden Lakes Drain Below West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

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Drainage of four interconnected lakes below Thwaites Glacier in late 2013 caused only a 10 percent increase in the glacier’s speed. The glacier’s recent speedup is therefore not due to changes in meltwater flow along its underside.

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Reforestation, urban forests, Seed Dispersal, Seed Germination, Trees, Native Plants, Herbivore, White-tailed deer, Urban Ecosystems

Reforestation in Urban Landscapes

By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of seed immigration and seedling survival. The research suggests that significant human intervention is necessary to maintain the presence of native successional trees.

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Researchers Invent a Breakthrough Process to Produce Renewable Car Tires From Trees and Grasses

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A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new technology to produce automobile tires from trees and grasses in a process that could shift the tire production industry toward using renewable resources found right in our backyards.

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lawn, lawn care, Lawn Mower, Grass, cabon, Nitrogen, Emissions

Grow, Mow, Mulch: Finding Lawn’s Value

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Can grassy lawns affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil? Researchers found grass species and mowing habits can make a difference.

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Largest Undersea Landslide Revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

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James Cook University scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef.

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CWRU Researcher Discovers Fish Uses Sneaking Behavior as Stealth Mating Strategy

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A Case Western Reserve University researcher found and videoed the Cuatro Ciénegas cichlid, Herichthys minckleyi, using the reproductive strategy called sneaking to insert himself between a mating pair and pass his DNA onto the next generation.

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Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Opens Nominations for Board of Directors

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The Membership Committee of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) is seeking nominations for the organization’s Board of Directors.

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UF/IFAS Researchers to Launch New Plants-in-Space Mission

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People put on sweaters when they’re cold. Plants on the other hand, have to essentially knit one on the fly. Plants “knit” with their genes, and when University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers launch their Feb. 14 space experiment, they want to know more about how gene expression helps plants to adapt themselves to outer space.

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Making a Scavenger -- the Meat-Thieving Traits That Have Stood the Test of Time

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Nature requires the right mix of biological ingredients to make a good scavenger.

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Environment, Climate Change, Vietnam

Vietnam Capitalizes on Climate Change with Shrimp

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Michigan Tech, Michigan Technological University, Minerals, Uranium, uranyl minerals, international mineral association

Three New Uranium Minerals From Utah

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Three new minerals discovered by a Michigan Tech alumnus are secondary crusts found in old uranium mines in southern Utah. They're bright, yellow and hard to find. Meet leesite, leószilárdite and redcanyonite.

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Climate Change, Electricity, Adaption, Environmental Policy

Electricity Costs: A New Way They'll Surge in a Warming World

Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new study involving a University of Michigan researcher.

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Scientists Confirm Dorado Catfish as All-Time Distance Champion of Freshwater Migrations

An international team of scientists has confirmed that the dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) of the Amazon River basin holds the record for the world’s longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an epic life-cycle journey stretching nearly the entire width of the South America continent.

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A New Species of Gecko with Massive Scales and Tear-Away Skin

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Many lizards can drop their tails when grabbed, but one group of geckos has gone to particularly extreme lengths to escape predation with large scales that tear away with ease, leaving them free to escape whilst the predator is left with a mouth full of scales. Scientists have now described a new species that is the master of this art, possessing the largest scales of any gecko.

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Poverty, Mobile Phones, Population, Mapping, Jessica Steele, Bangladesh

Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Map Poverty

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An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.

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Coral, Coral Reef, Marine Protected Area, Fiji Islands, crown-of-thorns, Sea Star

Size Matters for Marine Protected Areas Designed to Aid Coral

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For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference.

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Global Consortium Formed to Educate Leaders on Climate and Health

With funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health today announces a Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education to share best scientific and educational practices and design model curricula on the health impacts of climate change for academic and non-academic audiences.

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Cats, Dogs Teaming Up Is Best Way to Keep Rodents Away

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Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says.

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Study Sheds Light on How Carnivorous Plants Acquired a Taste for Meat

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A new study probes the origins of carnivory in several distantly related plants — including the Australian, Asian and American pitcher plants, which appear strikingly similar to the human (or insect) eye.

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Valentine’s Day Means More Than Roses; UF/IFAS Breeds, Suggests Other Plants to Give

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A plant always makes for a nice gesture on Valentine’s Day, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are breeding flora that may emit alluring aromas to your sweetheart.







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