Amazon study shows big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

Flona Tapajós, Pará, Brasil. Credit: Marizilda Cruppe - Rede Amazônia Sustantável A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon shows that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for ....

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Study finds spreading ghost forests on NC coast may contribute to climate change

A ghost forest on the N.C. coast. Credit: North Carolina State University A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global warming. Ghost ....

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Finding the Achilles’ heel of a killer parasite

Scanning electron micrograph of an adult male and female schistosome worm pair. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center Two studies led by UT Southwestern researchers shed light on the biology and potential vulnerabilities of schistosomes—parasitic flatworms ....

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Antarctic ice loss expected to affect future climate change

Antarctica seen from the R/V Laurence M. Gould. A team of climate scientists at UMass Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have published a new model that incorporates accelerated AIS melting and icebergs into simulations ....

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Study shows impact of climate change on Neotropical freshwater ecosystems

Researchers from six countries in the Americas explored bromeliad microcosms, showing how drought and flood affect the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, especially at the bottom of the food chain. Credit: Gustavo Quevedo Romero/UNICAMP To understand ....

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Monitoring river health using a robotic water sampler

In 2018, an Environmental Sample Processor was installed at a US Geological Survey streamgage station (lower left) on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Credit: Jim Birch/MBARI Researchers from MBARI and the US Geological Survey ....

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Biodiversity resurgence in effluent-fed desert riverbeds

Nearly 70 years after the historic downtown reach of the Santa Cruz River ran dry, reclaimed water brings biodiversity back to the river. Credit: Rosemary Brandt/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Nearly 70 years after ....

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