Invasive species are prolific non-native plants or animals that, when introduced to an ecosystem, may imbalance the system and disrupt its natural functioning. Biologists at Bielefeld University in the team of junior professor Dr.
The optimum design of bicycle parameters is important for customizing bicycles and plays a crucial role in efforts to improve athletes’ performances and protect cyclists. A new way to optimize bicycle parameters for a specified person based on the mechanism theory is presented.
Plant science is key to addressing the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century, according to Carnegie’s David Ehrhardt and Wolf Frommer.
Portions of the Amazon basin are experiencing a transition in energy and water cycles. Evidence suggests that the Amazon may also be transitioning from a net carbon sink to a net source.? This research shows that although the Amazon is resilient to individual disturbances, such as drought, multiple disturbances override this, increasing the vulnerability of forest ecosystems to degradation.
Sustainability has not only become a science in the past 25 years, but it is one that continues to be fast-growing with widespread international collaboration, broad disciplinary composition and wide geographic distribution, according to new research from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Indiana University.
Five-year Program Launched to Reduce Negative Impact of Climate Change And Threats to Biodiversity in Nepal
Kathmandu – A five-year program to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal, was officially launched at a ceremony in Kathmandu today.
Four United Nations Agencies Prepare Plan to Improve the Governance of Oceans And Limit Their Degradation
Overfishing, degradation of coastal areas, pollution and declining biodiversity are seriously affecting the health of the ocean. To address these problems, four United Nations agencies have prepared a plan to improve the governance of oceans and limit their degradation.
Greening the European Union has suffered a setback. The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 million tons.
MOMBASA, 17 October 2011 (IRIN) – Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents.