Archive: 24/09/2008

Wildfires reduced by human activity

For the last 2,000 years the climate has been the major cause of wildfires, but during the late 19th and early 20th century, human activity dramatically reduced burning in many parts of the world, according to new research ...

dateSep 24, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers find an essential gene for forming ears of corn

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) professor David Jackson, Ph.D., and a team of plant geneticists have identified a gene essential in controlling development of the maize plant, commonly known in the United States as corn. ...

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Vegetation hardly affected by extreme flood events

Extreme flood events in floodplain grasslands affect carabid beetles and molluscs more than plants. This is the finding of a study by biologists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), TU Berlin, the German ...

dateSep 24, 2008 in Environment
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