Archive: 9/08/2006

Invasive Species Alter Habitat to Their Benefit

When scientists study habitats that alien species have invaded, they usually find predictable patterns. The diversity of native species declines, and changes occur in natural processes such as nutrient cycling, wildfire frequency ...

dateAug 09, 2006 in Environment
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New Discovery in Fluorine Chemistry Poised to End PFOA Woes

Manufacturers of stain-repellents, non-stick cookware and other fluoropolymer-based materials will soon have an alternative to using controversial PFOA when developing such supplies. Fluorine chemist and Trinity Western University ...

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Climate Change Threatens Pollination Timing

In addition to the more obvious effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and increasing storm activity, there is the potential to dramatically alter ecological communities. Dr. David Inouye, director of University ...

dateAug 09, 2006 in Environment
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An oblique look on the north lunar far west

This image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, provides an 'oblique' view of the lunar surface towards the limb, around the Mezentsev, Niepce and Merrill craters, on ...

dateAug 09, 2006 in Astronomy
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