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- ScienceDaily:The Last Worldwide Ecological News for 2011

Ocean Acidification: Some Organisms Already Experiencing Ocean Acidification Levels Not Predicted to Be Reached Until 2100. -Ocean acidification research is a relatively new study topic as scientists have only appreciated the potential extent of ... > full story
The Impact of Human Activities on a Selection of Lakes in Tanzania. -An increase in human activity is posing a threat to natural aquatic ecosystems in Tanzania and contributing to ... > full story
Forest Health Versus Global Warming: Fuel Reduction Likely to Increase Carbon Emissions.- Forest thinning to help prevent or reduce severe wildfire will release more carbon to the atmosphere than any amount saved by ... > full story
Sea Cucumbers: Dissolving Coral Reefs? -Coral reefs are extremely diverse ecosystems that support enormous biodiversity. But they are at risk. Carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the ... > full story
-Reclaiming Land After a Forest Fire.- Researchers treated burnt soil with an organic polymer used in agriculture. Applying granules of the non-toxic polymer cut soil erosion by half in both laboratory and field ... > full story
-Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations. -A 14-year study in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover's Reef, Belize has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species. However, such closures ... > full story
-An Ecosystem Being Transformed: Yellowstone 15 Years After the Return of Wolves. - On the 15th anniversary of the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, a quiet but profound rebirth of life and ecosystem health is emerging, scientists conclude in a new ... > full story
-New Method of Cleaning Toxins from Oilsands. - Researchers have isolated biofilms that are indigenous to the oilsands environment and are highly tolerant to the stress associated with toxins and metals found in tailings water. Those consortia of ... > full story
-Hellbender Salamander Study Seeks Answers for Global Amphibian Decline.- A new study on the endangered Ozark Hellbender giant salamander is the first to detail its skin microbes, the bacteria and fungi that defend against ... > full story
-Nitrogen from Humans Pollutes Remote Lakes for More Than a Century.- Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes located ... > full story
-Climate Change May Bring Big Ecosystem Shifts, NASA Says.- By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ... > full story
-Upper Atmosphere Facilitates Changes That Let Mercury Enter Food Chain.- New research shows that the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere work to transform elemental mercury into oxidized mercury, which can easily be deposited into aquatic ecosystems and ultimately ... > full story
-Barracuda Babies: Novel Study Sheds Light on Early Life of Prolific Predator. -Marine biologists shed light on the larval stage of the barracuda, as well as several other closely related ... > full story
 -Acid Rain Poses a Previously Unrecognized Threat to Great Lakes Sugar Maples.- The number of sugar maples in Upper Great Lakes forests is likely to decline in coming decades, according to ecologists, due to a previously unrecognized threat from a familiar enemy: Acid ... > full story
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