News tagged with land areas

Prairie cordgrass: Highly underrated

When D.K. Lee and Lane Rayburn, faculty members in the crop sciences department at the University of Illinois, talk about prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata) they have difficulty containing their enthusiasm. They are am ...

Jun 26, 2012
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Conserving biodiversity could benefit the world's poor

Land areas that are a priority for wildlife conservation provide relatively high levels of ecosystem services such as pollination, water purification, food production, and climate regulation, so safeguarding them is expected ...

Jan 12, 2012
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How the mole got its 12 fingers

Polydactyly is a hereditary anomaly that is relatively common in both humans and animals. Moles also have additional fingers. In their case, however, the irregularity compared to the five-finger formula of ...

Jul 14, 2011
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Paved surfaces can foster build-up of polluted air

New research focusing on the Houston area suggests that widespread urban development alters wind patterns in a way that can make it easier for pollutants to build up during warm summer weather instead of being ...

Jun 07, 2011
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Earth's past, made visible

New visualizations of the Earth from space provide a unique image of how the Earth has changed over the past 750 million years.

May 23, 2011
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