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Ice Age Carbon Came Not from the Pacific

October 6th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study has found that the Northeast Pacific was not an important reservoir for the carbon that is believed to be responsible for the end of the last Ice Age, throwing scientists back to the proverbial drawing board as they digest this shift in their theories.

Loss of Predators Is Our Greatest Impact

July 19th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

"The loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind's most pervasive influence on the natural world,” argue the authors of a new report published in the journal Science, which looked at the decline of large predators and other ‘apex consumers’ at the top of the food chain.

Drought Could Hamper Carbon Sequestration in US

April 18th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study supported by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy has concluded that forests and other terrestrial ecosystems in the contiguous United States of America can sequester up to 40 percent of the nation’s fossil fuel carbon emissions

Could Trees Be the New Rubber?

August 5th, 2009 | by Ruedigar Matthes

You're waiting at a red light, your engine idling lightly. You check the crosswalk signal: 20 seconds, you have some time. You turn your classical music up a notch to the perfect volume and you close your eyes, relaxing on your way home from work. But your moment of relaxation is interrupted by the thump thump of bass coming from the car next to you. You look over at the car, the tinted windows keep you from seeing the driver. But the car's engine revs. The light changes green and, as you lightly press the gas, the car next to you squeals past you, burning rubber

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