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study shows 5,000 percent increase in native trees on rat-free palmyra atoll




july 17, 2018 , island conservation an aerial view of palmyra atoll. credit: island conservationnew research published in plos one this week demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at palmyra atoll, a magnificent national wildlife refuge and natural research la...



a natural fertilizer | eurekalert! science news




it's long been known that sharks help nourish coral reefs, but exactly to what extent has never been scientifically mapped out -- until now.a pioneering study -- led by scientists from imperial college london in collaboration with marine biologists from uc santa barbara -- found that the predators, ...



presstv-palmyra ruins 'stolen and destroyed' by daesh




director of the palmyra museum highlighted the extent of the damage inflicted on the historical site of palmyra by the daesh takfiri terrorists, speaking from the ancient site, thursday (9 nov. 2017).



half greeks struggle, study shows | news




five in 10 greeks have had financial difficulties this month, while one in 10 said they have been unable to make ends meet, according to a study by the university of macedonia in thessaloniki whose results were made public on friday.a total of 9.5 percent of respondents who participated in the unive...



study shows 17 percent of russian men won't live to retirement




ahead of nationwide protests against a plan to raise the pension age this weekend, a study shows up to 17 percent of russian men won’t live to the retirement age.prime minister dmitry medvedev in mid-june announced a plan to progressively increase the pension by a year, every year, starting in 201...



scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of coral reefs




in a study published recently in coral reefs, scientists from the scripps institution of oceanography at uc san diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at palmyra atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. the scientists, led by graduate student c...



study shows 17 percent of russian men won't live to retirement




ahead of nationwide protests this weekend against a plan to raise the pension age, a study has said that up to 17 percent of russian men may not live to see retirement.prime minister dmitry medvedev in mid-june announced a plan to progressively increase the pension age starting in 2019. the plan has...



what's the annual value of trees? $500 million per megacity, study says




a recent study published in the online journal ecological modelling reported that in 10 megacities they studied, tree-based ecosystem benefits had a median annual value of $505 million. credit: esfin the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world's 7.5 billion people, trees provide e...



study shows 17 percent of russian men won't live to retirement




ahead of nationwide protests this weekend against a plan to raise the pension age, a study has said that up to 17 percent of russian men may not live to see retirement.prime minister dmitry medvedev in mid-june announced a plan to progressively increase the pension age starting in 2019. the plan has...



many low-lying atoll islands could be uninhabitable by mid-21st century




wave-driven flooding and overwash on roi-namur atoll, republic of the marshall islands. credit: peter swarzenski, us geological surveysea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on many low-lying atoll islands in such a way that many could be uninhabitable in ...



invasive ladybird species threatens other ladybirds in england




the harlequin ladybird, officially known as harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental europe to limit the population of pest insects. in britain, harlquins arrived primarily by spread from mainland europe, and it is now very common and widespread over most of england and wales. a n...



matomy rolls out native advertising as a managed service via its mtmy agency




source: mtmymedia company matomy media group has now added native advertising as a fully-managed service on mobile and desktop to its data ad agency mtmy. clients will be able to choose native ads across all the agency’s channels -social, search, programmatic, video and more.the move is in line ...



matomy rolls out native advertising as a managed service via its mtmy agency




media company matomy media group has now added native advertising as a fully-managed service on mobile and desktop to its data ad agency mtmy. clients will be able to choose native ads across all the agency’s channels -social, search, programmatic, video and more.the move is in line with estimat...



during heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone




planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities "greener," both literally and figuratively. but scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: during heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation of ozone. their study appears in acs' journal enviro...



why more swedes are celebrating national day




queen silvia and king carl xvi gustaf celebrating sweden's national day in 2016. photo: maja suslin/tt the number of swedes celebrating the country's june 6th national day is increasing, according to a new study. just under a third of swedes celebrate national day, but research by gothenburg univers...



survival and restoration of china's native forests imperiled by proliferating tr




image: monoculture tree plantations cover the mountain slopes in and around the china conservation research center for the giant panda, which is located in the wolong nature reserve. interestingly, the area... view more credit: (photo credit: meng zhang)princeton, n.j.--china has implemented some ...



scripps scientists use photomosaic technology to find order in the chaos of cora




in a study published recently in coral reefs, scientists from the scripps institution of oceanography at uc san diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at palmyra atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. the scientists, led by graduate student c...



giant tortoises on aldabra atoll may have been had to ward off crocodiles during




an international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests the giant tortoises living on the aldabra atoll in the seychelles may have once had to watch out for crocodile attacks. in their paper published in the journal royal society open science, the group describes fossil evidence they f...



nasa sees typhoon noru raging near the minami tori shima atoll




nasa-noaa's suomi npp satellite captured an image of typhoon noru raging near the unpopulated atoll of minami tori shima in the northwestern pacific ocean. minami-tori-shima or marcus island is an isolated japanese coral atoll about 1,150 miles (1,850 kilometers) southeast of tokyo.



la lawns lose lots of water: 70b gallons a year




in summer 2010, los angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees accounted for 30 percent, according to a university of utah study publishe...



factories get more business when they treat workers right




workers at a garment factory. credit: mit sloan school of managementfor years, academics have debated if relaxing labor and environmental standards attracts or repels international business. now a new study finds that manufacturers that adhere to basic labor and environmental standards saw a 4 perce...



online harassment keeps getting worse, study shows




women, meanwhile, were more likely to be stalked online, suffer sustained harassment and be sexually harassed -- for example, 53 percent of the women surveyed said they'd received explicit images they didn't ask for.pew's last online harassment survey was completed in 2014, when 35 percent of those ...



20 percent more trees in megacities would mean cleaner air and water, lower carb




the downtown dallas, texas (usa) skyline from a levee along the trinity river. facing southeast. credit: drumguy8800/wikipediaplanting 20 percent more trees in our megacities would double the benefits of urban forests, like pollution reduction, carbon sequestration and energy reduction, according to...



almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood




boston, ma (oct. 27, 2017) - when people think of food allergies, it's mostly in relation to children. new late-breaking research being presented at the american college of allergy, asthma and immunology (acaai) annual scientific meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed re...



ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubs




woody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study published this week in the journal landscape ecology.