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Droughts threaten Bornean rainforests

At 130 million years old, the rainforests of Southeast Asia are the oldest in the world and home to thousands of plant and animal species, some endemic to these forests. The rainforests also play important roles in modulating ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Directing evolutionary changes

Since 1859, when Darwin's classic work "On the Origin of Species" was published, we have known that populations change over the course of time. The ability to adapt to changing surroundings is the basis ...

dateOct 19, 2012 in Biotechnology
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A finger to the wind

Like testing the wind direction before taking flight, researchers led by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory assessed the meteorological conditions during a large observational study of carbon-containing ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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