138 new beetle species from Central and South America were identified last month by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History researchers Michael Caterino and Alexey Tishechkin. Specimens were gathered … [Read full article]
There have been hopes in the scientific community that as the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere warmed the planet’s climate, the forests would grow and increase their carbon storage capacity. But new research suggests that another factor – increased litterfall – may turn about turn about any increased carbon storage.
A new study has provided a first of its kind year by year look at the climate of Mesoamerica over a thousand-year span of time, thanks to data gathered from the annual growth rings in Montezuma bald cypresses.