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The forest paradox during heatwaves

Comparatively speaking, forests initially have a weaker cooling effect during heatwaves than open grassland. This is revealed in a study that could help refine models for weather and climate forecasts. Moreover, ...

dateSep 06, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Forest fires help power the nitrogen cycle

When fire burns down a forest, nitrate levels go up, and the effects are persistent, according to recent research from University of Montana scientists. They found that charcoal deposited during fire events has the potential ...

dateAug 09, 2010 in Environment
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Habitat loss wiping out Europe's butterflies

The destruction of natural habitats in Europe is wiping out butterfly, beetle and dragonfly species across the region, the updated European "Red List" of endangered species showed Tuesday.

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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More frequent fires could aid ecosystems

With a changing climate there's a good chance that forest fires in the Pacific Northwest will become larger and more frequent - and according to one expert speaking today at a professional conference, that's ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in Environment
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Presence of snails points to forest recovery

A team of Catalan researchers has studied the changes in the make-up of animal populations following forest fires, and have concluded that malacological fauna are a good indicator of forest recovery. The conclusions ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Ecology
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