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Article ID: 711794

Major Deep Carbon Sink Linked to Microbes Found Near Volcano Chains

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Up to about 19 percent more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere, according to a study in the journal Nature. Surprisingly, subsurface microbes play a role in storing vast amounts of carbon by incorporating it in their biomass and possibly by helping to form calcite, a mineral made of calcium carbonate, Rutgers and other scientists found.

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24-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711632

Global Warming Hits Sea Creatures Hardest

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity, according to the study published in the journal Nature.

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24-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711856

Can we solve the riddle of the coral reef halos?

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a variety of human impacts. Fishing is among the most pressing threats to reefs

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24-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711809

St. Mary’s College Students Explore Tropical Marine Ecology at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland students Lauren Swam '19, Isaac Hersh '19, and Colin Cassady '19, recently had a firsthand experience studying marine ecology on the coral reefs of Belize. Interviewed for The Naturalist Podcast (http://www.naturalistpodcast.com/the-naturalist-podcast-episode-27-on-carrie-bow-cay-with-lauren-isaac-and-colin/), the three shared their encounters towing through seagrass beds, snorkeling mangrove forests, and doing research on coral reefs with Seabird McKeon, visiting professor in the biology department.

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23-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 711800

Rutgers Professor Pamela McElwee Named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. McElwee, one of 32 fellows in the social sciences and humanities selected, will receive up to $200,000 toward her research.

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23-Apr-2019 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711788

USAID awards an additional $2.14 million to WFU rainforest research center

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University’s Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation (CINCIA) has received $2.14 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the expansion of the research center’s study of mercury pollution and reforestation in the Peruvian Amazon.

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23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711791

Climate change has worsened global economic inequality

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

A new Stanford University study shows global warming has increased economic inequality since the 1960s.

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23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711761

Nature-Inspired Local Folk Art Makes Earth Day Every Day at the Jacques Cousteau Reserve

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is managed by Rutgers University, celebrated Earth Day with new folk art designed and fabricated by local blacksmiths. Representing three habitats found in the reserve – forest, marsh and bay – the three-panel display is a new permanent installation at the Grassle Marsh Interpretive Trail kiosk.

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23-Apr-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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