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Genomics, Energy, Environment, Geyser, Microbial, Metagenomics, Microbiology, Archaea, Microbes, Subsurface, Terrestrial, Microbial Ecology, Geochemistry, Aquifers, Ecosystem, Groundwater, Bacteria, DOE Office of Science, UC Berkeley, University of Calgary

Tracking Microbial Diversity Through the Terrestrial Subsurface

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In Nature Microbiology, DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers partnered with a team led by University of California, Berkeley's Jill Banfield and University of Calgary's Cathy Ryan to investigate samples collected at Utah's Crystal Geyser over one of its complex, five-day eruption cycles.

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UF/IFAS Rethinking Forest Protection; Hosts UN Expert as Lecturer

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Shiroma Sathyapala, a forest health and protection officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, will give the lecture. Her topic is: “Invasive species, climate change, plantation forestry, timber consumption and trade are changing the definition of forests. Can the Southeastern U.S. lead the way?”

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Climate Change, Environment, Research, Artic, earth system science

Arctic Lakes Are Releasing Relatively Young Carbon, UCI-Led Study Discovers

When Arctic permafrost soil thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, but most of the carbon currently escaping from lakes in northern Alaska is relatively young, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

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Global Warming, carbon dioxide emissions, Oceanography

Coastal Water Absorbing More Carbon Dioxide

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New research by the University of Delaware and other institutions reveals that water over continental shelves is shouldering more atmospheric carbon dioxide, which may have implications for scientists studying how much carbon dioxide can be released into the atmosphere while keeping warming limited.

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Climate, Environment, Spring, Farming, Sustainability, Agricultural, Climate Change

Forget Phil, ‘Springcasting’ Web Tool Can Predict a Shifting Spring

Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell University’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab has unveiled Springcasting, a web tool to determine the onset of spring – a full season before it occurs.

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Risk Analysis, risk, Risk Perception, Wildfire, wildfire evacuation, wildfire damage, wildfire risks, wildfire management, Evacuation, Evacuation plans, Climate Change

Would You Adhere to a Mandatory Wildfire Evacuation? There Are Reasons Some Prefer to Stay

While many people heed wildfire evacuation warnings from officials, there are those who choose to stay and defend their homes, as well as a growing number of individuals who tend to “wait and see.” Both a lack of preparedness to defend one’s home and a delay in evacuating can increase risk to both public safety and property.

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Decision Making, Coast Guard, DHS, S&T, R&D, Data Analysis, Analytics

How Coast Guard Response Is Benefitting from S&T’s University Partnerships

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Using this visual, user-centered platform, USCG decision makers could spot the stations most capable of responding to the disaster and helped prioritize the restoration of stations in need of repair.

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Microbes, Northern Arizona University, Carbon Cycle, ecosystem science, Ecology, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Ecoss, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Ben Koch, Steven Blazewicz, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Paul Dijkstra, Bruce Hungate, Jane Marks, Egbert Schwartz, Greg Caporaso, quantitative stable isotope probing, qSIP, QIIME, Pathogen and Micr

Which Microbes Matter Most?

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A team of scientists from Northern Arizona University’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently announced a major achievement in ecosystem science. Their research, published as “Estimating taxon-specific population dynamics in diverse microbial communities” in the journal Ecosphere, illustrates a powerful new technique to simultaneously measure the growth rates of hundreds of individual bacterial taxa in any given soil sample.

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An Outdoor Cat Can Damage Your Sustainability Cred

If you install solar panels on your roof and avoid dousing your lawn with chemicals and pesticides, your online peers may consider you to be environmentally friendly. But this street cred can all be erased if you let your cat roam around outdoors.

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Urban Foxes and Coyotes Learn to Set Aside Their Differences and Coexist

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Diverging from centuries of established behavioral norms, red fox and coyote have gone against their wild instincts and learned to coexist in the urban environment of Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, according to a recently published study in the journal PLOS One.







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