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94 The protective layer of prehistoric land plants
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(University of Freiburg) Biologists discover a mechanism in mosses that was crucial for the evolution of ecosystems on land. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
93 Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth
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(University of California - Los Angeles) New UCLA biology breakthrough has important implications for plants as they adapt to a warming environment. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
93 Livestock can uproot protected wildlife from prime real estate
The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there's growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, yaks or cows. A group of researchers are building the case that allowing livestock to graze and forage amidst protected wildlife disrupts wildlife already struggling for survival -- and that different wildlife react to livestock invasions in different ways. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
91 Salmon with side effects: Aquacultures are polluting Chile's rivers with a cocktail of dissolved organic substances
Tasty, versatile, and rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids: salmon is one of the most popular edible fish of all. Shops sell fish caught in the wild, but their main produce is salmon from breeding farms which can pollute rivers, lakes and oceans. Just how big is the problem? Scientists are working to answer this question by examining the dissolved organic compounds which enter Chile’s rivers from salmon farms. They warn that these substances are placing huge strain on ecosystems and are chan... www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
91 Securing the future of cattle production in Africa
A world-first genetic study of cattle in Africa has revealed clues which could help secure the future of meat and dairy production on the continent. Scientists in England and East Africa carried out the study to help inform future breeding programs and stop indigenous cattle from dying out. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
89 Diving with the sharks
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(University of California - Santa Barbara) A new study finds that humans can interact with sharks without long-term behavioral impacts for the ocean's top predators. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
88 UN: 200,000 die each year from pesticide poisoning | News | Al Jazeera
87 Gardening worms and climate change undermine natural coastal protection
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(NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) Dikes could be lower if they are protected against the waves by grassy marshes. But the protective salt marsh grass is struggling, not only due to increasingly stronger waves, but also to the superfood diet of ragworms. These sophisticated gardeners turn inedible, tough grass seeds into succulent, nutritious sprouts in their burrows. These cultivation techniques prevent many seeds from growing into salt marsh vegetation, thus undermin... www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
85 World's oldest plant-like fossils discovered
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(PLOS) Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History have found fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae. The spectacular finds, publishing on March 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, indicate that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
84 Outwitting climate change with a plant 'dimmer'?
Plants possess molecular mechanisms that prevent them from blooming in winter. Once the cold of winter has passed, they are deactivated. However, if it is still too cold in spring, plants adapt their blooming behavior accordingly. Scientists have discovered genetic changes for this adaptive behavior. In light of the temperature changes resulting from climate change, this may come in useful for securing the production of food in the future. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...