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Whales transfer nutrients from deep to surface water via plumes of fecal matter. Image credit: Roman et al.

As great whales recover from centuries of overhunting, scientists are beginning to appreciate their roles as ecosystem...
parrotfish

| July 8, 2014
If present trends continue, the study said, coral reefs in the Caribbean will “virtually disappear...
The ability of mosquitoes to transmit malaria is strongly influenced by environmental temperature, a group of researchers found. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

| July 2, 2014
Researchers found that climate change strongly influences the ability of mosquitoes to transmit malaria...
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Video games have the potential to educate the public and encourage development of creative solutions...
lemur

Existing protected areas are performing very poorly in terms of protecting the world’s most threatened species...
blizzard

| June 25, 2014
A first-of-its-kind study using snow during a Minnesota blizzard is giving researchers insight into the airflow...
soilcarbon

| June 25, 2014
Find out how the ranchers in ‘Soil Carbon Cowboys' survive in areas with minimal rainfall...
One in every 68 U.S. children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. Photo credit: hepingting/flickr

Babies whose moms lived within a mile of crops treated with widely used pesticides were more likely to...
brocolli

| June 19, 2014
A recent clinical trial involving nearly 300 people living in one of China's most polluted regions found...
abandonedoilwellfeech

| June 19, 2014
The study describes how abandoned oil wells serve as leakage pathways for carbon dioxide, methane, brine and more...
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Using only their eyes, sense of touch and a limited set of tools, they make land usage recommendations about agriculture...

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