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Credit: Markus Gann / shutterstock President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto the Korean peninsula. According to many defence analysts, the risk of nuclear confrontation […]

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Utah State University ecologist Trisha Atwood is investigating sequestration of blue carbon in vegetated coastal habitats. Credit: Peter Macreadie, Deakin University Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University’s Watershed Sciences […]

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Geographical location of marine and coastal CES assessments. Credit: Rodrigues et al. 2017 Enlarge A detailed scientific literature review published in the open access journal One Ecosystem confirmed that research on marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services is scarce compared to other ecosystem service categories, revealing curious insights and identifying […]

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https://phys.org/news/2017-04-game-russian-roulette-fire-prone-ecosystems.html Increasing prolonged periods of severe hot and dry weather during the first summer after wildfires is inhibiting vegetation recovery and causing loss of plant diversity, according to a new international study on climate change. The importance of fire in sustaining and even enhancing natural systems has long been known but […]

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Studies at the newly established NES-LTER will help better understand and manage the intricate coastal ocean ecosystem. The site will rely on data collected from already-established, technologically advanced research locations—the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) to the north and the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Pioneer Array to the south—and will […]