Ecology

Hippo waste causes fish kills in Africa’s Mara River

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(Millbrook, NY) Ecologists have long known that agricultural and sewage pollution can cause low oxygen conditions and fish kills in ...

New evidence that bullfrogs are to blame for deadly fungus ...

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In the 1890s, settlers crossed the Rocky Mountains seeking new opportunities — and bearing frogs. A new study coauthored by ...

Study shows sea turtle nesting beaches threatened by microplastic pollution

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  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique ...

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

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Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised ...

How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming

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  Scientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In ...

Radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in Pennsylvania stream ...

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  DURHAM, N.C. – More than seven years after Pennsylvania officials requested that the disposal of radium-laden fracking wastewater into ...

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they’re the most diverse reptile group ...

The Caribbean is stressed out

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  Forty percent of the world’s 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine ...

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?

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Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when ...

Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrass

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A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African ...