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Article ID: 703187

New Model Improves Thermal Models Tying Metamorphic Rocks to Subduction Zones

Boise State University

The temperatures associated with the earth’s subduction zones have been historically miscalculated, which has major implications for our understanding of how the planet’s deadliest earthquakes and volcanic arcs are generated.

31-Oct-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 703026

What Happened in the Past When the Climate Changed?

University of California San Diego

New computer model shows for the first time how the changing climate in Asia, from 5,000 to 1,000 years ago, transformed people’s ability to produce food in particular places. Simulating the probability of crop failures enables the co-authors to get at the causes of some dramatic cultural changes.

30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 703150

A Wilderness “Horror Story”

Wildlife Conservation Society

Producing the first comprehensive fine-scale map of the world’s remaining marine and terrestrial wild places, conservation scientists writing in the journal Nature say that just 23 percent of the world’s landmass can now be considered wilderness.

31-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 703046

Fertilizers’ Impact on Soil Health Compared

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

In a newly published study, researchers dug into how fertilizing with manure affects soil quality, compared with inorganic fertilizer.

31-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 703064

Help FeederWatch Survey the Health & Behavior of Backyard Birds

Cornell University

For more than 30 years, people who feed wild birds have been reporting their observations to Project FeederWatch at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. FeederWatch participants turn their hobby of feeding birds–a hobby more than 50-million strong in North America–into scientific discoveries. Their reports help scientists better understand what happens to birds facing challenges such as climate change, habitat loss, and disease.

30-Oct-2018 12:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 703062

Drought Fighters in the Dirt

University of Delaware

Researchers have found a natural way to help plants retain water, using a strain of beneficial bacteria living right in the soil around the plant roots. The goal is to use this microbe on a larger scale to combat droughts and increase crop yields.

30-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 703022

UF/IFAS Research Suggests Improved Erosion Control May Help Reduce Nitrogen Inputs to Australia's Great Barrier Reef

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and one of Australia's top tourist destinations, but its coral colonies have been dying at a startling rate in recent years and scientists believe that high levels of nitrogen in reef waters have played a role in the crisis.

30-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 703020

Modelling a Future Fuelled by Sustainable Energy

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide economists have modelled the transition from a world powered by fossil fuels to one in which sustainable sources supply all our energy needs.

29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 702993

WCS Commits to Protecting Coral Reefs at Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS President and CEO Dr. Cristián Samper issued the following statement on the announcement of more than $185 million in new support from Michael Bloomberg and Ray Dalio’s OceanX to increase ocean exploration and protection at the Our Ocean Conference.

29-Oct-2018 4:40 PM EDT

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