News tagged with nutrient levels

Fungi shifted plant balance of power

Cooperating with fungi didn't just help the earliest plants spread across a barren, rocky landscape; it also played a decisive role in the rise of more complex plants with roots and leaves that make up most of today's flora.

dateMay 24, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Algal turf scrubbers clean water with sunlight

An article published in the June issue of BioScience describes the early scale-up stage of a new biotechnology with environmental benefits and possible commercial potential. Algal turf scrubbers are field-sized, water-treatment ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Climate change dictated by the ocean

(PhysOrg.com) -- The influence of the world’s oceans over carbon dioxide levels and climate change is better understood thanks to researchers from the University of Canberra and The Australian National University.

dateOct 22, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Nutrients, viruses and the biological carbon pump

Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, according ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Other
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Aquatic 'dead zones' contributing to climate change

The increased frequency and intensity of oxygen-deprived "dead zones" along the world's coasts can negatively impact environmental conditions in far more than just local waters. In the March 12 edition of the journal Science, ...

dateMar 11, 2010 in Environment
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