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May 22, 2014

Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s John Orcutt Named Editor of New Open Access Journal

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today announced that John Orcutt, a distinguished professor of Geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and former president of AGU, will serve as the inaugural editor of its newest open access, peer-reviewed journal, Earth and Space Science. The journal will begin accepting papers in late summer 2014, and the first articles will be available in late fall 2014.

May 19, 2014

Citizen Scientists Map the Flyways of North American Birds

New research in the Journal of Biogeography uses citizen science to explore America's flyways

May 19, 2014

Different Types of El Niño Have Different Effects on Global Temperature

Geophysical Research Letters reports that some types of El Niño could explain recent decade-scale slowdowns in global warming.

May 13, 2014

New Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

Geophysical Research Letters finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

 

May 06, 2014

How Have Changing Sea-Levels Influenced Evolution on the Galapagos Islands?

new research shows that the islands’ own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the Galapagos Islands' native species.

May 06, 2014

Scientists Challenge FIFA in Advance of the 2014 World Cup: Save the Three-Banded Armadillo

New research in Biotropica asks FIFA to follow through with its environmental claims. The 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup will be played in Brazil. Its “Football for the Planet” program aims to monitor greenhouse gasses, provide environmentally friendly stadiums, and better waste management. However, FIFA has not maximized this opportunity. 

May 05, 2014

$200 Bird Scaring Line for Trawlers Can Cut Albatross Deaths by over 90%

New research in Animal Conservation reveals that a simple bird scaring line can reduce the mortality rate by over 90%.

April 29, 2014

Alternative Ecological Risk Assessment:

An Innovative Approach to Understanding Ecological Assessments for Contaminated Sites

12:00 AM EDT April 10, 2014

Iceberg Risk Greater Today Than the Titanic Year of 1912, Study Claims

Scientists are challenging the theory that icebergs made 1912, the year RMS Titanic was lost to the North Atlantic, an exceptionally hazardous year for shipping.

April 07, 2014

Arctic Warming Faster Than Any Place on Earth, Space Imagery Shows

The Arctic is a region in the midst of a historical transformation and satellite imagery is allowing scientists to observe these changes unfolding, explains WIREs Climate Change

April 07, 2014

Humor Can Helps Penile Cancer Patients Cope, Study Shows

Humor can help men undergoing treatment for penile cancer to stay positive while helping health professionals to build rapport with patients, reports research published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

April 07, 2014

Primatologists Defend use of Primates as Models for Medical Research

Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, medical researchers argue that continued research with primates is needed

April 07, 2014

Weak Plate Structure Explains Power of South American Earthquakes

New research in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, has found that fractured rocks may explain why the Nazca and South American tectonic plates have been the centre of a series of powerful earthquakes throughout the last century.

April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

April 02, 2014

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest

Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis.

This is the finding from a study led by Craig Davis from Department of Health Queensland, published in the April issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

12:00 AM EDT March 20, 2014

First Evidence of Plants Evolving Weaponry to Complete in the Struggle for Selection

Rutting stags and clawing bears are but two examples of male animals fighting over a mate, but research in New Phytologist has uncovered the first evidence of similar male struggles leading to the evolution of weaponry in plants.

12:00 AM EDT March 19, 2014

The Power of Poison: Study Examines Pesticide Poisoning of Africa’s Wildlife

Poisons are silent, effective and cheap, making the especially dangerous in Africa where they are used for both pest control and illegal poaching. However, as a new study in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences reveals, they also kill un-intended wildlife

March 17, 2014

Eat More, Die Young: Why Eating a Diet Very Low In Nutrients Can Extend Lifespan

 A new evolutionary theory in BioEssays claims that consuming a diet very low in nutrients can extend lifespan in laboratory animals, a finding which could hold clues to promoting healthier ageing in humans.

 

March 03, 2014

Black Hawks Downed: Study Reveals Bird Threat to U.S. Military Helicopters

The Wildlife Society Bulletin reveals how U.S. military helicopters are to wildlife strikes

March 03, 2014

Damage of Diesel Fuel From Antarctic Vessels, Revealed in new Study

New research in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry reveals the fatal impact of diesel fuel on plankton, a crucial food source which underpins the polar ecosystem.

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