Monday, October 21, 2019
Tags Ecology/environment

Tag: ecology/environment

Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension

TAMPA, Fla. (June 18, 2019) -- Air pollution significantly increases the risk for premature deaths, particularly in people with underlying cardiovascular disease, clinical...

Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times,...

Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life

Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new long-term study in the...

Methods in belowground botany

Plant root systems play a crucial role in ecosystems, radically impacting everything from nutrient cycling to species composition. Despite their importance, scientists...

Past climate change: A warning for the future?

A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen...

From surfer shorts to surgical drapes

Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms...

What drives Yellowstone’s massive elk migrations?

Every spring, tens of thousands of elk follow a wave of green growth up onto the high plateaus in and around Yellowstone and...

A shady spot may protect species against rapid climate warming

HOUSTON -- (June 14, 2019) -- Finding a shady refuge to cool off on a hot day could be more than a...

The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to...

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemur species are most at risk from deforestation...

Squid could thrive under climate change

Squid will survive and may even flourish under even the worst-case ocean acidification scenarios, according to a new study published this week.Dr Blake Spady,...