News tagged with natural ecosystem

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 ...

Feb 24, 2010
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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.

Mar 25, 2009
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Dramatic expansion of dead zones in the oceans

Unchecked global warming would leave ocean dwellers gasping for breath. Dead zones are low-oxygen areas in the ocean where higher life forms such as fish, crabs and clams are not able to live. In shallow coastal regions, ...

Jan 25, 2009
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Invasions by alien plants have been mapped in Europe

Biological invasions are one of the major threats to biodiversity and in many cases they have considerable impact on economy and human health. For their effective management it is important to understand which areas and ecosystems ...

Jan 22, 2009
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