- Deadly effects of certain kinds of household air pollution lead to call for biomarker studies
- Extreme algal blooms: The new normal?
- By keeping the beat, sea lion sheds new light on animals’ movements to sound
- Southern California sagebrush better suited to climate change, study finds
- Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change
- Mosquito genetic complexity may take a bite out of efforts to control malaria
- Streams stressed by pharmaceutical pollution
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 03:13 PM PDT
Almost 4 million people die annually from household air pollution (HAP) caused by exposure to the combustion of biomass fuels, kerosene, or coal. A new article explains the need for studies into biomarkers of HAP exposure and predictors of respiratory disease.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 12:10 PM PDT
A research team has determined that the 2011 record-breaking algal bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipitation, followed by weak lake circulation and warm temperatures. The team also predicts that, unless agricultural policies change, the lake will continue to experience extreme blooms.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 11:31 AM PDT
Move over dancing bears, Ronan the sea lion really does know how to boogie to the beat. A California sea lion who bobs her head in time with music has given scientists the first empirical evidence of an animal that is not capable of vocal mimicry but can keep the beat, according to new research.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 10:21 AM PDT
California sagebrush in the southern part of the state will adjust better to climate change than sagebrush populations in the north, according to researchers.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 08:07 AM PDT
Surface appearances can be so misleading: In most forests, the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves, according to new research.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 07:07 AM PDT
New research documents how the genetic structure of African malaria mosquitoes is evolving, which could lead to implications for controlling malaria.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 06:07 AM PDT
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new paper that highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts.