Archive: 4/03/2008

Tiny polyps need 2 kinds of carbon to survive coral bleaching

How well ocean reefs recover from the growing damage caused by warming sea temperatures depends both on how much the tiny coral polyps can eat, and how healthy they can keep the microscopic algae that live inside their bodies.

dateMar 04, 2008 in
shares0 comments 0

Nuclear cannibals

Nuclear energy production must increase by more than 10 percent each year from 2010 to 2050 to meet all future energy demands and replace fossil fuels, but this is an unsustainable prospect. According to a report published ...

dateMar 04, 2008 in Energy & Green Tech
shares0 comments 2

Evolution of root nodule symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria

Nitrogen is essential for all plants and animals, but despite being surrounded by it—the element constitutes 79% of air on earth—only a few bacteria can absorb it directly from the environment. All other species are ultimately ...

dateMar 04, 2008 in
shares0 comments 1