News tagged with lake ecosystems

Seeing the forest under the trees

( -- Scientists recently discovered nitrogen that falls from the atmosphere in acid rain can influence large tracts of sugar maples in North America.

dateDec 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Arctic coasts on the retreat

The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a metre per year on average. This means substantial changes for Arctic ecosystems near the coast and the population living ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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NASA study finds Earth's lakes are warming

( -- In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.

dateNov 23, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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In hot water: lakes speed up climate change

Lakes that warm up due to climate change give off large amounts of CO2, says Dutch PhD researcher Sarian Kosten in Global Biochemical Cycles. And those emissions speed up climate change in their turn.

dateApr 06, 2010 in Environment
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