New research using an approach called nutritional geometry sheds light on giant panda evolution, and their unusual transition from carnivorous ancestry to extreme specialised herbivory.
– University of Sydney Embargo expired on 02-May-2019 at 11:00 ET
In oxygen-poor parts of the ocean, some microorganisms survive by breathing arsenic. This holdover from the ancient Earth was not thought to still exist in the open ocean.
– University of Washington
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A team of scientists and veterinarians gave a health evaluation of turtles living in the Bronx River, one of the most urbanized rivers in the U.S. and the only remaining freshwater river that flows through New York City.
– Wildlife Conservation Society
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Prevent losses for garden and environmental health
– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
A sizable population of monarch butterflies is fluttering toward Iowa this spring. What can Iowans do to put the species on a more sustainable footing after years of declines? An Iowa State University expert discusses best practices for monarch conse...
– Iowa State University Embargo expired on 01-May-2019 at 09:00 ET
Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought risk as far back as the early 20th century.
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Nature, May 1
COLLEGE STATION – Just as temperatures begin to heat up and lawns begin to seemingly beg for water, Texas A&M AgriLife faculty were recognized at a patent award banquet for their irrigation runoff mitigation system.
With water waste a growing pr...
– Texas A&M AgriLife
Powerful Mechanical Trees Can Remove CO2 From the Air to Combat Global Warming at Scale
– Arizona State University (ASU) Embargo expired on 30-Apr-2019 at 07:00 ET
KINGSTON, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – As the Trump Administration prepares to cut in half the budget for the National Invasive Species Council, a group of invasive species experts led by a University of Rhode Island professor has issued a warning abo...
– University of Rhode Island
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Cornell University-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge.
– Cornell University
In the wild and in the lab, researchers find a relationship between higher water temperatures and a lower percentage of female flounder, a cause for concern.
– North Carolina State University
Three science briefs from Berkeley Lab
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Researchers found out that the Arctic does not lose ice uniformly. Different seasonal patterns are at play depending on region: From the early 2000s, the ice cover in the Eurasian Arctic has been shrinking even in the winter period, while the America...
– Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
Biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years, a new study shows.
– University of Plymouth
Environmental Science & Technology
A hybrid bird species on the Galapagos Islands could help scientists find a way to stop an invasive fly which is killing off the hatchlings of famous Darwin’s finches at an alarming rate, according to new research.
10 related species of the ico...
– Flinders University
Royal Society Open Science
Ocean acidification could have serious consequences for the millions of people globally whose lives depend on coastal protection
– University of Plymouth
Emerging Topics in Life Sciences
Scientists for the first time have tracked how much energy from plants and animals at the surface of the open ocean survives as particles drop to the seafloor
– Oregon State University
On April 24, a group of students, faculty, and staff gathered on the ground floor of the Hunsaker Library for a ceremony to dedicate a new display. The exhibit showcases a large cross-section of an oak tree that stood watch over the University of Red...
– University of Redlands
By acting as gatekeepers, microbes can affect geological processes that move carbon from the earth's surface into its deep interior
– University of Tennessee, Knoxville
A University of Florida agricultural engineer who uses crop models to help farmers adapt to warmer, more erratic weather, will unite scientists to better deal with the impacts of an increasingly changing climate.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences