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Pest predictor identifies ingredients for ecological recipe for destruction

If you've felt the familiar itch of browntail moth rash, seen the grayish-green needles of an infested hemlock or watched as woodpeckers bore into ash trees for a meal hidden beneath the surface, you've experienced the devastating effects of non-nati.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJul 10th, 2024

Unprecedented warming threatens Earth"s lakes and their ecosystems

Lakes, with their rich biodiversity and important ecological services, face a concerning trend: rapidly increasing temperatures. A recent study published in Nature Geoscience by an international team of limnologists and climate modelers reveals that.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 12th, 2024

Study elucidates taxonomy and habit evolution of Ainsliaea genus

As the largest genus in the subfamily Pertyoideae of the sunflower family (Asteraceae), Ainsliaea is widely distributed in East Asia and the Himalayas, playing a key role in various plant communities with significant ecological and scientific importa.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 11th, 2024

Pest predictor identifies ingredients for ecological recipe for destruction

If you've felt the familiar itch of browntail moth rash, seen the grayish-green needles of an infested hemlock or watched as woodpeckers bore into ash trees for a meal hidden beneath the surface, you've experienced the devastating effects of non-nati.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Study explores long-term impacts of ponderosa pine restoration treatment

In 1996, a group of researchers from NAU's Ecological Research Institute (ERI) embarked on an ambitious mission to study restoration across 5,224 acres of dense ponderosa pine forests on the Arizona Strip, a dry region of northern Arizona located bet.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Rice gone wild: How humans have inadvertently selected for "weedy" rice

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have discovered that the anatomical adaptation helping weedy rice varieties to proliferate is not, as previously believed, confined only to these pest varieties. The research, published recently in the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 10th, 2024

Measuring the doughnut: A good and ecological life is possible for all

Today, humanity is not treating the Earth sustainably. Global warming, deforestation and a decline in biodiversity are causing problems for our planet. For many, this status quo leads to pessimism: Is it even possible to create an ecological and good.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 8th, 2024

A prototype superconducting coil opens the way for more energy-efficient electromagnets

How can we advance cutting-edge research but consume less energy? CERN's scientists are working on innovative solutions, and superconductivity is one of the key ingredients......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 5th, 2024

Strawberries under the high-tech magnifying glass

Sweet flavors and healthy ingredients make strawberries one of the world's most popular berries. The complex biochemical compounds that determine the flavor and nutritional value of a strawberry—known as biomarkers—can only be determined in detai.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJul 4th, 2024

More carbon in soil can control weeds, in some cases

Cornell researchers have tested an ecological tool in the fight to control weeds in silage soybean and corn fields: adding carbon to soil in the form of sawdust and rye hay......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Hurricane Beryl bears down on Jamaica

Powerful Hurricane Beryl churned toward Jamaica on Wednesday with dangerous winds and sea surge, as residents hunkered down against a storm that has killed seven people and caused destruction in the Caribbean......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Hurricane Beryl kills seven as it churns towards Jamaica

Hurricane Beryl churned towards Jamaica Tuesday, with forecasters warning of potentially deadly winds and storm surge, after the storm killed at least seven people and caused widespread destruction across the southeastern Caribbean......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

Artificial light is a deadly siren song for young fish

New research finds that artificial light at night (ALAN) attracts larval fish away from naturally lit habitats while dramatically lowering their chances of survival in an "ecological trap," with serious consequences for fish conservation and fishing.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2024

"Sour" grapes: Berry damage, fruit flies worsen wine

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality, according to a Cornell study reporting on field experiments in New York state......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

Rapid urbanization in Africa transforms local food systems and threatens biodiversity, says study

Urbanization in Africa is accelerating quickly, showing no signs of slowing down. An international team of researchers addresses critical gaps in our understanding of how this urbanization affects local food and ecological systems, emphasizing the im.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

"Cape of Storms": Climate researchers explain Cape Town"s recent extreme weather

A severe storm hit South Africa's Western Cape province between 6 and 9 April 2024, with extreme winds gusting at up to 135km/h. The storm left a trail of destruction across Cape Town and surrounding areas—at least 1,500 people were left homeless a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

Symbiosis study exposes new "origin" theories, identifies experimental systems for plant life

A Mississippi State faculty member's work on plant life symbiosis—a mutually beneficial relationship between living organisms—is pushing back against the newer theory of "single-origin"—that all life stems from one point—instead suggesting "m.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 30th, 2024

Ecological impact of eucalyptus trees: Balancing benefits and risks

A new study has found that Eucalyptus trees, widely planted in Israel's Western Negev, have a significant allelopathic effect, reducing herbaceous plant biomass and flowering density of red anemones, particularly in unshaded areas......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2024

Deadly Bangladesh cyclone one of longest seen

Bangladeshi weather experts said Tuesday that a deadly cyclone that carved a swathe of destruction was one of the quickest-forming and longest-lasting they'd experienced, blaming climate change for the shift......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2024

Biodiversity in the margins: Merging farmlands affects natural pest control

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology demonstrates how the diversity and abundance of arthropods decrease when hedgerows and field margins covered by wild grass and flowers are removed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2024

British Columbia needs a unified response to respond to the biodiversity crisis, say researchers

From massive kelp forests to monumental old-growth on land, British Columbia's biodiversity—which is unrivaled in Canada—provides an array of cultural, economic, social and other benefits. B.C.'s wide-ranging ecological zones are home to over 70.....»»

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