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Embrace unknowns, opt for flexibility in environmental policies
We make hundreds, possibly thousands, of decisions each day without having full knowledge of what will happen next. Life is unpredictable, and we move forward the best we can despite not knowing every detail. View News Article (2015-02-27)


'Ecosystem services' help assess ocean energy development
With many projects under development in coastal regions such as New England, tidal power -- which extracts "hydrokinetic" energy from marine environments -- seems poised to join other U.S. commercial power sources. View News Article (2015-02-27)


Team approach boosts human and environmental wellbeing
Even seemingly intractable problems such as the antibiotic crisis and the obesity epidemic could be resolved by treating human health and society as an integral part of an ecosystem.  View News Article (2015-02-26)


Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment
Ecologists sometimes look to mussel species, a well-studied and foundational genus in estuaries, as model organisms for assessing the condition of coastal habitats, which are crucial for people and well as the broader environment. View News Article (2015-01-30)


Scientists reveal global patterns of specialized feeding in insect herbivores
Insects are picky eaters, and not the voracious eat-everything-in-sight bingers that devour all the plants in your garden.  View News Article (2015-01-30)


NSF-funded Antarctic drilling team is first to bore through hundreds of meters of ice to where ice sheet, ocean and land converge
Using a specially designed hot-water drill to cleanly bore through a half mile of ice, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team of researchers has become the first ever to reach and sample the "grounding zone," where Antarctic ice, land and sea all converge.  View News Article (2015-01-22)


Are human behaviors affecting bird communities in residential areas?
A new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society shows that habitat alteration may be less important than other factors- such as human behavior- in driving the effects of "exurban" development on bird communities. View News Article (2015-01-08)


Algae blooms create their own favorable conditions, new study find
Fertilizers are known to promote the growth of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater and oceans worldwide, but a new multi-institution study shows the aquatic microbes themselves can drive nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in a combined one-two punch in lakes. View News Article (2015-01-08)


Ecosystems need maths not random nature to survive
A previously unknown mathematical property has been found to be behind one of nature's greatest mysteries - how ecosystems survive.  View News Article (2014-12-22)


Conservation targeting tigers pushes leopards to change
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but new research from a World Heritage site in Nepal indicates that leopards do change their activity patterns in response to tigers and humans-but in different ways. View News Article (2014-12-10)

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