Ecosystem

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Tiny Neighbors Keep Coral Reefs Clean
Gobies control turtleweed
January 10th, 2014
When coral reefs call, the goby fish come to the rescue.
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Meteorite Impacts Leave Behind Time-Capsules of Ecosystems (Op-Ed)
meteorite impact crater, glass beads
November 14th, 2013
Now, in what is a fascinating tale of serendipity, researchers have found that these events don’t entirely destroy all traces of life at the site of impact.
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Criteria for 'Red List' of Endangered Ecosystems Released
alvar beach
May 8th, 2013
Case studies reveal ecosystems at risk around the world.
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Let Nature Fill in the Details (Op-Ed)
wetlands, flooding, water
January 6th, 2014
Nature, in some situations, can do more than people to restore wetlands.
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Threats To Sharks Threaten Entire Ecosystems
tiger sharks, ecosystem threats
August 6th, 2013
For ecologist Michael Heithaus, every week is shark week.
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Vole Population Booms on the Decline in Europe
vole
April 4th, 2013
Smaller population peaks could deal a blow to many species that depend on these animals.
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Unique Andes Species Lack Protection, Study Finds
andes mountains, biodiversity
February 3rd, 2012
A new study based on data collected over the last 100 years shows that many of the species unique to the Andes-Amazon basin of Peru and Bolivia lack vital national-level protection.
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Wolves Must Not Lose Their Endangered Status (Op-Ed)
December 19th, 2013
If wolves lose endangered status, entire ecosystems will suffer.
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The Dirt on Dirt: It's Mostly from Plains
Mississippi River sediment plume
February 22nd, 2013
Scientists are surprised to find lowlands may trap more carbon than steep slopes.
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