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Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...e. "The final ecological threshold for an aquatic ecosystem is loss of water," said biology Prof. John Smol These sites have now crossed that threshold "A key 'tipping point' has now been passed: Arctic ponds that were permanent water bodies for millennia are now ephemeral,"These ponds were substantial bodie...

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...bal change. Its effects can be felt throughout the ecosystem , including the insect-plant food chain link.Safeguarding highly-usable crops is of great importance to many local and national economies. In research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists in Chicago (July...

Vaginal Bacteria Vary Among Healthy Women

...inary team of researchers found that the microbial ecosystem of the human vagina varies greatly among women. Those differences can lead to conditions that, if not diagnosed and treated correctly, may leave some women susceptible to a range of infections, including sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. H...

Antarctic Icebergs Serve as 'hotspots' for Ocean Life

...r new understanding of the role of icebergs in the ecosystem and the sheer number of icebergs in the Southern O...w research may open a new and productive field for ecosystem research at the dawn of the Polar Year, they said. "This research establishes yet another promising...

Revealing the Secrets of Gut Ecosystem

...rs, scientists have known that humans carry a rich ecosystem within their intestines. By applying sophistica...ies of bacteria to get a snapshot of the microbial ecosystem in an infant at a given point in time and found that their new method performed very well. The res...

Babys Poop is of Interest for Researchers

When a baby is born, so too is a new microbial ecosystem in the baby's gut. The Stanford team has made the ...rom a completely sterile gut to having a microbial ecosystem that will be with us for the rest of our lives," said the study's senior author, Patrick Brown, MD, ...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

...e. Insects are the major players in almost every ecosystem on the planet, so we need to know as much as we can about them. The research was supported through the Exploiting Genomics initiative funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)....

Extinction Risk of Grazing Animals Depends on Reproductive Speed

...ant growth in check. You can completely change the ecosystem without knowing it if you hunt these animals to extinction," Price said....

Saving Powers Of The Ocean On The Wane

...ice has potential consequences for the biology and ecosystem structure of the oceans." Since mass consumption of fossil fuels began with the industrial revolution around 1800, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has grown from an estimated 280 parts per million to around 380 parts per mill...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

... be evolving fitness to survive within the coastal ecosystem or the human host."...

13 Million Die Worldwide Due to Unhealthy Environment: New WHO Report

... radiation, noise, agricultural risks, climate and ecosystem change. In some countries, more than one third of the disease burden could be prevented through environmental improvements. The worst affected countries include Angola, Burkina Faso and Mali, as well as Afghanistan. In 23 countries worldwide, more ...

Environmental Problems Take Huge Toll of Lives Across the Globe

...adiation, noise, agricultural methods, climate and ecosystem change, the constructed environment and people's behavior." This means that deaths and injuries as a result of road accidents, for example, are also taken into account....

Scientists Discover Rare ‘gene-for-gene’ Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Hot

.... “Insects are the major players in almost every ecosystem on the planet, so we need to know as much as we can about them.” The research was supported through the Exploiting Genomics initiative funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (UK). Source-Genere.com MED/B...

US Professor Helping India Deal With Global Warming

...omies, public health, available water supplies and ecosystem services could be devastating. This is particularly true for developing countries, which tend to be ill-equipped for such changes, Twilley said. Source-IANS/V...

Act Now To Cleanse Highly Polluted River Hindon, Says Study

...utaries is unable to support a functioning aquatic ecosystem nor is the water safe for drinking due to the presence of toxic heavy metals. Any person using this water for domestic purposes will exhibit symptoms of heavy metal poisoning." Because of the contaminated river and ground water, villagers along the ...

Farming Plays A Crucial Role In Reducing Global Warming

... policies would encourage farmers to provide these ecosystem services, as well as how much citizens are willing to pay for the services."The National Science Foundation funds the work.MEDIA CONTACT: Scott Swinton, (517) 353-7218, swintons@msu.edu; Sue Nichols, University Relations, (517) 353-8942, nichols@msu....

Medications Detected In Recycled Water In Los Angeles

...er a period of time. But the fear of polluting the ecosystem of the aquatic body is evident. It affects the fish, frogs and other creatures that spend their entire lives in waterways exposed to drugs. Christian Daughton, chief of environmental chemistry at the EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory bran...

US Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

...n cycling and its role in the evolving patterns of ecosystem productivity and diversity." Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal, a medal and prize of $20,000 awarded every three years for excellence in published research on marine or freshwater algae – goes to Sabeena Merchant, professor of biochemistry, department of ...

Poisonous Gas Caused Mass Extinction

... and marine ecological crises, suggesting that the ecosystem collapse on land could have contributed to the end-Permian marine extinctions. The terrestrial ecosystem was the first to suffer. The continent-wide nature of the event implies that it was caused by someth...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

...ed that 60% of the benefits provided by the global ecosystem is being used unsustainably or degraded, //resulti...and the wildlife. The speed at which the natural ecosystem has been changing has been particularly fast in the past 50 years, according to the WHO Director-Gen...

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