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Scientists: As rainfall changes, tropical plants may acclimate

...h at six sites on the slopes of Mount Haleakala, a volcano on the island of Maui. The sites were ideal because they share the same species, elevations and soils but have vastly different rainfall. The wettest rainforest sites receive an astonishing 196 inches of rain annually, while the driest sites in this ...

Life in the extreme

...volcanoes were discovered in 1999. The deepest mud volcano in this area is located at 3890m. Luis Pinheiro from the University of Aveiro in Portugal participated in the 1999 cruise when mud volcanoes were first discovered. Pinheiro and his team have been investigating this area in close collaboration wit...

Pretreating rogue cancer cells with aspirin cripples their resistance to targeted therapy

...guingly-named are: the Bloody Bay poison frog, the volcano rabbit, the Ruo River screeching frog, the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat, the marvelous spatuletail (a hummingbird), and the Sulu bleeding-heart (a dove). While extinction is a natural process, the authors note that current human-caused rates of sp...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

...guingly-named are: the Bloody Bay poison frog, the volcano rabbit, the Ruo River screeching frog, the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat, the marvelous spatuletail (a hummingbird), and the Sulu bleeding-heart (a dove). While extinction is a natural process, the authors note that current human-caused rates of sp...

A New Species of Monkey is Discovered in Tanzania: The First in Africa for More Than 20 Years

...discovered on the flanks of the 10,000 ft (2961 m) volcano Mt. Rungwe and in the adjoining Kitulo National Park. Last December, WCS researchers found a new species of macaque in India, followed by a new variety of titi monkey in Bolivia. “This discovery proves that there is still so much to learn about th...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

...ictures of "Eel city" and 3D reconstruction of the volcano on their webpage . A team of scientists, led by...ia, San Diego, has discovered an active underwater volcano near the Samoan Island chain. During a research cruise to study the Samoan hot spot, scientists unc...

Biodiversity hotspots identify conservation priorities

... charismatic flagship species in the region is the volcano rabbit or zacatuche (Romerolagus diazi), one of the world's smallest rabbits, which is found only in the mountains surrounding Mexico City. The hotspot is also home to up to 200 species of butterfly, of which 45 are endemic, and plays host to one of ...

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