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Thursday, June 19,2014

eco-briefs

A recent study from the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin reveals that geothermal heat is melting the glacier from below. This heat under the glacier might be a key factor in the ice sheet’s ability to slide, which impacts the glacier’s stability as a whole.
Thursday, June 12,2014

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“Online databases, smartphone apps, crowd-sourcing and new hardware devices are making it easier to collect data on species,” Stuart L. Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology at Duke, said in a press release. “Most species remain unknown to science, and they likely face greater threats than the ones we do know.
Thursday, June 5,2014

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According to the American Heart Association, pollutants related to fuel combustion are the most serious because they are tiny and harder prevent. They lead to irritation of the lungs and blood vessels around the heart. Short-term exposure can increase risk of stroke and heart attack.
Thursday, May 29,2014

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“There is an urgent need to hold the world’s largest corporations accountable for the massive environmental destruction, human rights violations and climate pollution they cause,” Lindsey Allen, executive director for Rainforest Action Network, said in a press release.
Thursday, May 8,2014

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Once a testament to human ingenuity, river dams are now more often cited as examples of human intervention gone too far in manipulating the natural world. We’ve begun to better understand the effects of dams on river ecology and fish populations and raise concerns about their effects on the life and health of rivers. DamNation, a documentary film, explores that evolution from the welcome the Hoover Dam received to the welcomed destruction of dams and the free flow of water that resumed.
Thursday, May 1,2014

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Stream flows in watersheds with bark beetle infestation increase by about 30 percent, according to new research from the National Science Foundation, and can be connected to previous research that found an increase in carcinogenic disinfection by-products in water.
Thursday, April 24,2014

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By Mallane Dressel
According to Alexandra Rose, citizen science coordinator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, a condor’s decisions on whom they feed and interact with are connected to the condor’s ability to survive. Researchers have over 175,000 automatically recorded images taken of condor groups as they feed on carcasses.
Thursday, April 17,2014

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By Mallane Dressel
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the public comment forum concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo being added to the threatened species list for a second time in response to public demand and to allow researchers more time to finish collecting scientific information.
Thursday, April 10,2014

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By Mallane Dressel
The report, approved by representatives from 195 nations around the world, stated that from their review of climate change research they concluded that the evidence of climate changing impacts is most prevalent and obvious among natural ecosystems.
Thursday, April 3,2014

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According to researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute, improvements must still be made to the process if the high energy biofuel is to reach the potency where it could be used in place of petroleumbased fuel.
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