News tagged with natural ecosystem

Keeping carbon in check

Researchers developed a comprehensive technique to monitor changes in organic carbon found in soil over large areas of land. The team of scientists, including Cesar Izaurralde and Tristram West at Pacific ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Environment
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Environmental impact of animal waste

North and South Carolina have seen a steady increase in swine production over the last 15 years. In North Carolina alone, swine production generates approximately a quarter of the state's gross farm receipts. ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Environment
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Island-scale study reveals climate-change effects

(PhysOrg.com) -- A large-scale UC Davis experiment with ants, lizards and seaweed on a dozen Caribbean islands shows that predicting the effects of environmental change on complex natural ecosystems requires a large laboratory.

dateJan 31, 2011 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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China fights gerbil plague with 'the pill'

Authorities in northwestern China have resorted to using a contraception-abortion pill to rein in a plague of gerbils which is threatening the local desert ecosystem, state media said Wednesday.

dateMar 25, 2009 in Other
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