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Article ID: 555182

Past Atlantic Hurricanes Linked to Climate Change

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Climate researchers show intense hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean over the last 1,500 years were closely linked to long-term changes in the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and sea surface temperature. The finding, reported in Nature, could help with future hurricane modeling and prediction.

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Article ID: 554798

Psychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction to Global Warming, Says APA Task Force

American Psychological Association (APA)

While most Americans think climate change is an important issue, they don't see it as an immediate threat, so getting people to "go green" requires policymakers, scientists and marketers to look at psychological barriers to change and what leads people to action, according to a task force of the American Psychological Association.

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30-Jul-2009 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554984

Climate Caused Biodiversity Booms and Busts in Ancient Plants and Mammals

University of Michigan

A period of global warming from 53 million to 47 million years ago strongly influenced plants and animals, spurring a biodiversity boom in western North America, researchers from three research museums report in a paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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6-Aug-2009 12:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554959

Sailing to Save Threatened Coral

Temple University

A team of researchers are developing a means for protecting vital coral communities from an expanding frontier of thousands of oil platforms pushing deeper into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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5-Aug-2009 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554897

Analysis: 2007 Legal Opinion is Threat to Imperiled Species

Ohio State University

If the federal government implements a 2007 legal interpretation of the Endangered Species Act, the likely result will be a reduction in the number of species listed for protection, scientists say.

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3-Aug-2009 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554828

Research Examines Evasive Plant Impact

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

An invasive shrub that is crowding out native species of plants and animals across the United States is being investigated this summer by three Valparaiso University students, whose research findings could help protect the native ecosystem. The research is taking place at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, an ecological field station in southwestern Michigan.

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Article ID: 554780

Rodent Size Linked to Human Population and Climate Change

University of Illinois at Chicago

While you probably hadn't noticed, the head shape and overall size of rodents has been changing over the past century. University of Illinois at Chicago ecologist Oliver Pergams has tied these changes to human population density and climate change.

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30-Jul-2009 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554792

Détente on The Ocean Leads to New Hope for Fisheries

Dalhousie University

Marine ecologist Boris Worm and fisheries scientist Ray Hilborn go from rivals to friends and team on a global study that shows fisheries management is the key to saving global fish stocks.

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30-Jul-2009 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554758

Team Leads Canadian Reclamation Effort

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Plant biology expert is working with a joint venture of oil and gas companies in Alberta, Canada, to turn gigantic open sand pits created by the extraction process into a rolling, lush landscape.

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29-Jul-2009 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554744

National Wildlife Federation: Time Outdoors Improves Nation's Health

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

Regular time in nature is a critical tool that can be used to prevent obesity and encourage physical activity, at no cost. Getting kids outdoors can improve our nation's physical and mental health. Kids who spend time outdoors reap the benefits of greater school readiness, creativity, self-sufficiency, and confidence.

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