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Drier Conditions Could Doom Colorado Spruce and Fir Trees

Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado’s Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a tol...

– University of Colorado Boulder

Ecology


Climate Warming Causes Local Extinction of Rocky Mountain Wildflower Species

New University of Colorado Boulder-led research has established a causal link between climate warming and the localized extinction of a common Rocky Mountain flowering plant, a result that could serve as a herald of future population declines.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Science Advances

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Reed Canarygrass: Environmental Foe, Cattle Food?

A non-native grass species has been wreaking havoc in wetlands all over the U.S., impacting migratory birds' fueling stops. In response, researchers test the usefulness of reed canarygrass as a feed source for cows, with hopes of controlling the inva...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Agronomy Journal, November 9, 2017


‘Chameleon’ Ocean Bacteria Can Shift Their Colours

Cyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life – can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world’s seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the U...

– University of Warwick

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Climate Warming Causes Local Extinction of Rocky Mountain Wildflower Species

New University of Colorado Boulder-led research has established a causal link between climate warming and the localized extinction of a common Rocky Mountain flowering plant, a result that could serve as a herald of future population declines.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Science Advances


As Climate Changes, So Could the Genes of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame warn climate change can not only influence the geographic distribution of a species in response to changing conditions — it could also affect the evolutionary trajectories of interbreeding species.

– University of Notre Dame

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

– North Carolina State University

68th Annual International Communication Association Conference, May-2018


Beluga Whales Dive Deeper, Longer to Find Food in Arctic

Beluga whales that spend summers feeding in the Arctic are diving deeper and longer to find food than in earlier years, when sea ice covered more of the ocean for longer periods, according to a new analysis led by University of Washington researchers...

– University of Washington

Diversity and Distributions, Feb-2018


Climate Change Planning Underway for Central Ohio

A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.

– Ohio State University


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Consumer and Industrial Products Now a Dominant Urban Air Pollution Source

Household cleaners, pesticides, paints and perfumes, now rival motor vehicle emissions as the top source of urban air pollution, according to a surprising NOAA-led study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and other institutions.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Science


New Study Shows Promise Turning Volcanic Sound Into Warning Signal for Eruptions

A new study led by Boise State associate professor of geophysics Jeffrey Johnson has proven the potential for using volcanic infrasound – inaudible sounds produced by active volcanoes – to help forecast future catastrophic eruptions.

– Boise State University

Geophysical Research Letters


Researchers in Dallas Study Texas’ First Federally Endangered Mussel Species

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists in Dallas works alongside collaborators to understand the ecology and taxonomy of Texas' first federally endangered freshwater mussel species.

– Texas A&M AgriLife


New Recyclable Resin Makes Wind Turbines Much More Sustainable

New composite materials make wind energy even greener by making the turbines themselves recyclable.

– Vanderbilt University


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Nationwide Storm Brings Wet Weather to the Northeast

– Cornell University


Forget Glyphosate, to Battle Weeds Understand Root Problem

– Cornell University

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