Archive: 11/8/2011

Survey identifies sea turtle 'hitchhikers'

A recent survey documented the crustaceans, mollusks, algae and other marine organisms that make a home on the bodies Olive Ridley and green sea turtles living in the Pacific.

dateNov 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Using biochar to boost soil moisture

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are leading the way in learning more about "biochar," the charred biomass created from wood, other plant material, and manure.

dateNov 08, 2011 in Environment
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Shoe strings and egg openers

Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes. However, it is less efficient in plants than it could be. Red algae, in contrast, use a slightly different mechanism and are thus more productive. ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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First UN carbon offset project certified

The Conservation Management Institute, a research center within Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, has provided technical expertise for the world's first United Nations' Reduced ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Environment
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A list of the planthoppers of Iran

A list of 235 planthoppers from Iran is recorded along with distribution data. This list is based on previous studies on Iranian Auchenorrhyncha during last 100 years. In addition to the latest species names for any record, ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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