Two new Engelhardia species of the walnut family reported

Engelhardia is a primitive genus of Juglandaceae (the walnut family) that is endemically distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia. Several studies have attempted to elucidate the taxonomy and phylogeny of Engelhardia ...

How do we measure community disaster resilience?

In a new study published in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, retired Illinois State Water Survey engineer Sally McConkey and Eric R. Larson, a professor of natural resources and environmental sciences ...

Microplastics: Shipwreck and beach as a real-world laboratory

There are over 5 billion plastic particles floating on the surface of our oceans—much to the detriment of the living organisms, the delicate underwater ecosystem, and even the climate. Until now, it was possible to determine ...

Do wolves sleep like dogs?

Researchers at the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, have measured the sleep of the dog's wild counterpart, the wolf, for the first time. Their new study was published in Scientific Reports.

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