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Archive: Science & Technology

28 Nov 2016

How Warming Threatens the Genetic Diversity of Species, and Why It Matters

by JIM ROBBINS
Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change. These findings have major implications for how biodiversity will be affected by climate change. READ MORE

08 Nov 2016

How Forensics Are Boosting Battle Against Wildlife Trade

by HEATHER MILLAR
From rapid genetic analysis to spectrography, high-tech tools are being used to track down and prosecute perpetrators of the illegal wildlife trade. The new advances in forensics offer promise in stopping the trafficking in endangered species. READ MORE

25 Oct 2016

The Methane Riddle: What Is Causing the Rise in Emissions?

by FRED PEARCE
The cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge and shows that fossil-fuel sources have played a much larger role over time than previously estimated. READ MORE

06 Sep 2016

How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation

by NICOLA JONES
Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. READ MORE

01 Sep 2016

Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

by DIANE TOOMEY
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks. READ MORE

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e360 digest

10 Nov 2016: A New Initiative to Study The Microbiome of Sub-Saharan Africa

21 Oct 2016: Scientists Report Finding DNA Mutations That Caused Snakes to Lose Legs

19 Oct 2016: Can We Turn CO2 into a Useable Fuel? Scientists Say They Have Found a Way

18 Oct 2016: September Breaks Monthly Temp Record, Continuing World’s Warming Trend

14 Oct 2016: Is There Too Much Emphasis Being Placed on Carbon Capture Technology?

13 Oct 2016: Scientists Creating “Super Grass” To Cut Methane Emissions from Cows

07 Oct 2016: Scotland to Generate Some of World’s First Kite-Driven Power in 2017

05 Oct 2016: Public Art or Renewable Energy? New Designs Aim to Produce Both

12 Sep 2016: Dolphins Speak in Ways Similar To Human Conversation, Finds New Study

01 Sep 2016: Newly Discovered Fossils Break Record, Dating Back 3.7 Billion Years Ago


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