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Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT
FSU researcher available to comment on unintended environmental impacts of COVID-19
Florida State University

By: Anna Prentiss | Published: April 8, 2020 | 12:44 pm | SHARE: As people around the world isolate in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, research indicates there may be some positive environmental outcomes.Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Jeff Chanton from the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) said data show significant decreases in air pollution since January 2020.

Newswise: UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
Released: 8-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
UIC leads largest nationwide effort to protect the monarch butterfly
University of Illinois at Chicago

The agreement may benefit up to 26 million acres of land managed by energy companies and departments of transportation across the United States

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7-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Hidden army: how starfish could build up numbers to attack coral reefs
University of Sydney

The coral-eating crown of thorns starfish that devastate tropical reefs can lie in wait as harmless young herbivores for more than six years while coral populations recover from previous attacks or coral bleaching, new research has shown.

Newswise: Every Bird Has a Story. Discover Them All
Released: 7-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Every Bird Has a Story. Discover Them All
Cornell University

Answers to questions about any bird species, anywhere on Earth, may be found in a new digital publication from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology called Birds of the World.

Newswise: How Old are Whale Sharks? Nuclear Bomb Legacy Reveals Their Age
Released: 6-Apr-2020 8:10 AM EDT
How Old are Whale Sharks? Nuclear Bomb Legacy Reveals Their Age
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the seas, according to a Rutgers-led study. It’s the first time the age of this majestic species has been verified. One whale shark was an estimated 50 years old when it died, making it the oldest known of its kind. Another shark was an estimated 35 years old.

Newswise: Assessing Forests From Afar
Released: 31-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Assessing Forests From Afar
University of Delaware

A new study led by the University of Delaware’s Pinki Mondal recommends that in addition to using large swaths of coarse satellite data to evaluate forests on a national scale, it is important for countries to prioritize areas such as national parks and wildlife refuges and use finer scale data in those protected areas to make sure that they are maintaining their health and are being reported on accurately.

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Released: 31-Mar-2020 2:00 PM EDT
Bison in northern Yellowstone proving to be too much of a good thing
Oregon State University

Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar Valley in the northern part of the park, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists.

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Released: 27-Mar-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat
Cardiff University

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.

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