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Polyethylene mulch, glazing create optimal conditions for soil solarization

Soil solarization, a process that uses solar radiation to rid the soil of pests, is most common in regions with high solar radiation and high temperatures during the summer season. An alternative ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

Worldwide, drought conditions, extreme temperatures, and high soil saline content all have negative effects on tomato crops. These natural processes reduce soil nutrient content and lifespan, ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Next-door leopards: First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards live with people

In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Laser scanning accurately 'weighs' trees

A terrestrial laser scanning technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre is more accurate in determining the biomass of trees and carbon stocks in forests ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Study: Volunteering can help save wildlife

Participation of non-scientists as volunteers in conservation can play a significant role in saving wildlife, finds a new scientific research led by Duke University, USA, in collaboration with ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Calcium loss turning lakes to 'jelly'

New research on a number of Canadian lakes show that historical acid deposits as a result of industry have greatly reduced calcium levels in the water - dramatically impacting populations of ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists' tags on fish may be leading seals to lunch

In an experiment, 10 young grey seals learned to associate the sound of a pinging tag with fish. The tags may make fish vulnerable to predators, scientists say.

Thu 20 Nov 14 from ScienceNews

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Environmentalists, scientists fret over Republican bills targeting EPA science

U.S. House approves measures opposed by White House

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Science Now

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Citizen scientists home in on crab menace

Perth fishermen have helped stop a 'nasty' crab invading West Australian waters which could have devastated local marine biodiversity.

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Intrepid scientific explorer recounts lifetime of work and adventure in Amazon

Drawing on nearly five decades of experience, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, one of the seminal scientific explorers of the Amazon rain forest in modern times, chronicles some of his most significant ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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