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Eucalyptus 2018: Plantation managers and researchers are working to deal with climate change

Did you know that in addition to producing paper pulp and firewood, eucalyptus is used by scientists to study how trees function in tropical climates, just as poplar is used for temperate climates? ...

16 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Cash, carbon, crude—how to make oil fields bury emissions

In February 2018, Donald Trump signed into law new tax credits that reward oil companies for capturing carbon dioxide and preventing it from entering the atmosphere – either by burying the gas ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Soil holds the secret to mitigating climate change

Food production doesn't have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers turn to oysters as pollution-tracking sentinels

French researchers hoping to get an early warning on pollution in the ocean have found an unlikely ally in a mollusc more often destined for the dinner table.

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Study provides roadmap for measuring animal, plant traits to meet biodiversity goals

An international team of researchers has outlined a plan for how to measure changes in key traits of animals and plants and provide these data to policymakers to improve natural resource management ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food and environment

Scientists say that high-yield farming may be the best way to meet demand for food while conserving biodiversity.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from BBC News

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Great whites may be given up by their DNA

Whether it's in sloughed skin, feces or other biological substances, animals regularly cast off bits of their DNA into aquatic environments. Known as environmental DNA (eDNA), it can ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Gizmag

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New soft coral species discovered in Panama

A study in the journal Bulletin of Marine Science describes a new, blood-red species of octocoral found in Panama. The species in the genus Thesea was discovered in the threatened low-light ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Aerial survey reveals great diversity and abundance in NE Canyons Marine National Monument

Airborne marine biologists were amazed by the sheer abundance and diversity of large marine wildlife in their recent aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Organic farming methods favors pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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