Archive: 8/11/2011

A genetic lift puts perch back in the swim

Four species of freshwater native fish brought to the brink of extinction by drought are being re-released into the lower Murray wetlands, and thanks to Flinders University research, they have an improved chance of survival.

dateNov 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Stellar extremophiles

Back in the 1970s, biologists were amazed to discover a form of life they never expected.  Tiny microorganisms with ancient DNA were living in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.  Instead of dissolving ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Astronomy
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Wind energy lessens under heat wave conditions

During the summer 2003, high temperatures and drought conditions in Europe led to a reduction of the wind force with direct consequences on the wind energy power, reduced by 22%.  The study was recently published in ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Environment
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