News tagged with ecosystem health

Ecosystems reveal radiation secrets

A new study by Tiina Tuovinen, from the University of Eastern Finland, and her colleagues casts doubt over the validity of models used to assess the impact of radiation on human health. Their work is published online in Springer's ...

Jul 31, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Tracing nitrate in watersheds

Plants need nitrogen to grow, and nitrate is a common fertilizer ingredient, but high levels of nitrate contamination in drinking water sources can cause health problems. It is generally known that nitrogen flows through ...

Mar 15, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Alien invaders get a bad press

A new study, published in Acta Oecologia, says many of the most damning claims about invaders are not backed up with hard evidence. This might be skewing priorities when it comes to dealing with them.

Jun 10, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Hidden hunger from wildlife loss

How do you balance the need for biodiversity conservation and human health? For Christopher Golden, '05, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Harvard University Center for the Environment, that question is at the core ...

Nov 21, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast