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World's largest rainforest drying experiment completes first phase

... of global warming, El Niño episodes, and even the drying effects of rainforest clearing and burning itself." First, the biggest surprise noted thus far has been the great tolerance that this forest presented in the face of the severe drought that was created. As the moisture stored in the soil that sustai...

Africa to take it on chin again with climate change

...arming. None of those runs showed the magnitude of drying that actually occurred in southern Africa. When the models did include the Indian Ocean warming, southern Africa consistently dried out. The models also project that by 2049, monsoons across southern Africa could be 10% to 20% drier than the 1950-99 ...

The circadian clock: Understanding nature's timepiece

...ontributes to survival strategies as simple as not drying out when the sun comes up. Plants and animals have their own environmental niches and also unique temporal niches, as any cat owner can tell you. ...

Internet viruses help ecologists control invasive species

... survive adverse environmental conditions (such as drying out or being eaten by fish), and because humans transport the eggs on their fishing gear and pleasure boats. Professor Norman Yan of Ontario's York University has demonstrated that predation by the spiny water flea causes an average loss of three zo...

Parts of the Caribbean and Central America are likely to have less summer rain

...rica are likely to experience a significant summer drying trend by the middle of this century, UCLA atmosphe...climate simulations also agree on the magnitude of drying trends in other regions within the tropics but disagree on where it will occur. The Caribbean/Centra...

Sandia work launched on space shuttle shows live cells influence growth of nanostructures

...es that make up cell membranes.) Ordinarily, the drying of lipid-silica solutions produces an ordered porous nanostructure by a process known as molecular self-assembly. This can be visualized as a kind of tract housing. In the current experiments, however, the construction process is altered by the liv...

Leptin found to control appetite and limb development in frogs

...s to speed up their metamorphosis in response to a drying pond, thinks that the tadpoles' feeding mechanism ... cost of immediate survival by being more prone to drying out, to being eaten by predators and reaching sexual maturity at a later age. Denver speculates that...

Ring-like formations in drying DNA drops could affect hybridization studies

...aign has found the same "coffee-ring" formation in drying drops of DNA. To gain insights into the physics b...Wong's team experimentally studied the dynamics of drying DNA droplets on glass surfaces. They report their findings in a paper accepted for publication in th...

Climate change has surprising effect on endangered naked carp

...where they feed and grow. However, Lake Qinghai is drying up and becoming increasingly more saline--leading to surprising adjustments to the carps' metabolic rate. Naked carp take seven to ten years to reach reproductive size. Although historically abundant, overfishing and destruction of spawning habita...

Manual dishwashing study digs up dirt on dish cleanliness

... and gets rid of places where bacteria can survive drying and washing." ...

Living with water scarcity -- world must act now

...rs of ecosystem degradation, causing habitat loss, drying up of rivers, and reduction in groundwater levels. Flows in the Colorado River in USA, the Yellow River in China, the Indus in India and Pakistan ?all important food producing areas ?dry up because of the water needed for irrigated agriculture. Cle...

Human's ecological footprint in 2015 and Amazonia revealed

...amage to the surrounding forests ?through enhanced drying of the forest floor, increased frequency of fires, and lowered productivity. The loss of healthy forests can degrade key ecosystem services, such as carbon storage in biomass and soils, the regulation of water balance and river flow, the modulation ...

Spreading viruses as we breathe

...me infected." Professor Morawska said a droplet drying on a surface could be infectious but the greater danger was droplets drying in the air. "A droplet can travel for 10cm before it dries in the air, it doesn't immediately fal...

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