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New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones
A complex web of interaction between viruses, bacteria, and their environment is becoming ever more untangled by a growing international collaboration between Matthew Sullivan, associate professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Steven Hallam from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  View News Article (2014-09-17)

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short
In some places Cape Cod's imperiled saltmarsh grasses have been making a comeback, but a new study reports that their ability to protect the coast has not returned nearly as fast as their healthy appearance would suggest. View News Article (2014-09-17)

Climate Change Will Threaten Fish by Drying Out Southwest U.S. Streams, Study Predicts
Fish species native to a major Arizona watershed may lose access to important segments of their habitat by 2050 as surface water flow is reduced by the effects of climate warming, new research suggests. View News Article (2014-08-19)

Project serves up big data to guide managing nation's coastal waters
When it comes to understanding America's coastal fisheries, anecdotes are gripping - stories of a choking algae bloom, or a bay's struggle with commercial development. But when it comes to taking action, there's no beating big data. View News Article (2014-08-19)

Climate relicts may help researchers understand climate change
While hiking through the Ozarks' characteristic oak and hickory forests as a teenager, ecologist Scott Woolbright discovered something decidedly uncharacteristic for the region: prickly pear cacti growing on an exposed, rocky ledge.  View News Article (2014-08-13)

New study: Ravens rule Idaho's artificial roosts
A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes.  View News Article (2014-08-12)

Risks to penguin populations analyzed
A major study of all penguin species suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. View News Article (2014-08-07)

Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles
Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers. View News Article (2014-07-25)

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event
The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. View News Article (2014-07-25)

Climate change and the soil
The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. View News Article (2014-07-24)

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