News tagged with southern new england

Lobster shell disease creeping northward to Maine

A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off Maine.

dateAug 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Draft rule ends protections for gray wolves

Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end a decades-long effort that has restored the animals but only in parts of their historic range.

dateApr 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Do urban 'heat islands' hint at trees of future?

City streets can be mean, but somewhere near Brooklyn, a tree grows far better than its country cousins, due to chronically elevated city heat levels, says a new study. The study, just published in the journal Tree Physiology, ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Environment
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