Eco-Briefs

Pollination and pollution

High temps interfere with pollination Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem looked into the effect temperature has on floral smells, a method flowers use...

U.S. ivory laws; Aerial seed bombing

Most ivory sales now illegal in United States  On June 2 President Obama signed a measure introduced by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that...

Poor water grade

A report released by Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) found that with outdated records and a lack of monitoring stations, Colorado, as well...

Wind energy research funding; The ocean’s oxygen

NREL will see $30 million in funding from federal government in 2017 Wind energy research, and especially the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden,...

Shifting poles; Lasting effects of Deep Horizon

Climate change shifts Earth’s geographic pole Scientists have known for decades the impacts of global warming — from changes in weather patterns to drastic sea...

Drought lessons from Colorado

In March 2016, the Obama administration released another piece of its plan to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The Long-term Drought Resilience Plan...

Curing cancer; Plant diversity decreasing

Cell division research could stop cancer According to the National Institutes of Health, 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each...

BPA in canned foods; Zika in U.S.

BPA found in linings of canned foods A new report released March 30 finds Bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of two-thirds of America’s canned...

Climate outlook; The Ogallala Aquifer

Climate outlook projects warm, wet spring likely for much of Colorado and the West After announcing that February 2016 was “probably” the warmest month globally...

Ag nitrogen and tracking deforestation

Nitrogen from agriculture bigger problem than believed Humans have long known that agriculture contributes to surface and groundwater pollution, particularly from nitrates that run off from...

Genetic change in hatchery fish; new Xenoturbella

Fish hatcheries cause massive genetic changes after a single generation A study by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has...

El Nino and the Colorado; India’s solar program

Colorado River below average despite strong El Nino Water levels and rainfall for the Colorado River basin were below-average in January and February, and will...
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