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Protect forest elephants to conserve ecosystems, not DNA

Although it is erroneously treated as a subspecies, the dwindling African forest elephant is a genetically distinct species. New University of Illinois research has found that forest elephant ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests

There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO).

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Corn with straw mulch builds yield, soil carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that would restrict the types of scientific studies regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide ...

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Climate change not the key driver of human conflict and displacement in East Africa

Over the last 50 years climate change has not been the key driver of the human displacement or conflict in East Africa, rather it is politics and poverty, according to new research by UCL.

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Beaches are becoming safer for baby sea turtles, but threats await them in the ocean

On beaches from North Carolina to Texas and throughout the wider Caribbean, one of nature's great seasonal events is underway. Adult female sea turtles are crawling out of the ocean, digging ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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No Future for Egoists—That's What Their Brain Says!

NewsWith the help of neuro-imaging, the scientists found that people deemed "egotistical" do not use the area of the brain that enables us to look into and imagine the distant future. In "altruistic" ...

11 hours ago from Laboratory Equipment

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Airborne dust threatens human health in Southwest

In 1935, at the height of the Dust Bowl, a team of researchers from the Kansas Board of Health set out to understand the impact of dust on human health. In areas impacted by dust storms, the ...

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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New model could help build communities of climate change-defying trees

Researchers in Australia have developed a model to help build plant communities that are more resilient to climate change.

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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How to overcome fierce debates about banning all trade in ivory

Africa's elephants are under siege from rampant poaching for their ivory. Everyone agrees that Africa's elephants need protecting from the ongoing slaughter. But countries with wild elephant ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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