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Study Pinpoints Arctic Shorebird Decline

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A new study co-authored by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) addresses concerns over the many Arctic shorebird populations in precipitous decline. Evident from the study is that monitoring and protection of habitat where the birds breed, winter, and stopover is critical to their survival and to that of a global migration spectacle.

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California, Environment, EPA, Greenhouse Gas, Trump Administration

California will suffer when Administration rolls back environmental regulations

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climate adaptation, Oxygenation, Ordovician Period, Biodiveristy

Rise in Oxygen Levels Link to Ancient Explosion of Life, Researchers Find

A team of researchers, including a faculty member and postdoctoral fellow from Washington University in St. Louis, found that oxygen levels appear to increase at about the same time as a three-fold increase in biodiversity during the Ordovician Period, between 445 and 485 million years ago, according to a study published Nov. 20 in Nature Geoscience.

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Soil Carbon Sinks, Coral Adaptation, Earth's Oxygen History, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

The latest research on the environment in the Environmental Science News Source

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Keystone XL Spill: Defining 'Public Interest' as Nebraska decision looms

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Climate Science, Journal of Geophysical Research, biogeosciences, Geosciences, Geoscience, Alaska, soil carbon, Climate, ANL, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne Nat'l Laboratory, Environmental Science, Environmental Sciences, Ecosystem, Ecosystems, soil, Carbon, carbon source, Car

The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

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A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon.

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Marine Science, Climate Change

Research Predicts Coral Adaptation is Possible if Ocean Warming Rates are Reduced

A new study led by researchers from UC Davis, UCLA, Stanford University and California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) predicts coral adaptation is possible if ocean warming rates are reduced.

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chromium isotope system, Chromium, cr, chromium isotope, ancient oxygen, atmospheric oxygen, mineral cycles, earth and planetary sciences, Geological Science, geological history, Ligands, organic ligand, Acetate, Oxalate, Citrate, Succinate, hydroxamate, catecholate

A Popular Tool to Trace Earth’s Oxygen History Can Give False Positives

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If someone cries "Eureka!" because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, consider this: If it was a chromium isotope system reading that caused the enthusiasm, it might need to be curbed.

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University Of Chicago, Geophysics, Fossil, fossil species, Paleontology, bryozoan, marine and freshwater biology, Evolution Biology

Fossil That Fills Missing Evolutionary Link Named After UChicago Professors

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Scientists recently announced the discovery of a fossil that fills a missing evolutionary link—the first known member of the modern bryozoans to grow up into a structure. Called Jablonskipora kidwellae, it is named after UChicago geophysical scientists David Jablonski and Susan Kidwell.

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NYSERDA and Clarkson University Announce Discovery of New Process to Reduce Carbon Monoxide Emissions from Stored Wood Pellets

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Clarkson University discovered a new process to eliminate the release of dangerous carbon monoxide gas from wood pellets in storage. The use of wood pellet boilers and stoves to replace heating oil, propane or older wood boilers supports Governor Cuomo's energy goals.







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