News tagged with biological productivity

Dwindling buffer effect?

( —The Southern Ocean could absorb relatively less carbon dioxide in future if the global temperatures continue to rise as a result of human activities, as climate researchers from ETH Zurich demonstrate based ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New insight into biochemical methane production

The biological sources of methane are wide-ranging; however, the conditions have to be always oxygen-free. Archaebacteria release the potent greenhouse gas in rice fields, mires and cows' stomachs, for example. A team of ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world

Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting the continuing loss of wild insects ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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