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Climate-influenced changes in flowering, fruiting also affect bird abundance, activities
November 9, 2017 10:52 AM - Pacific Southwest Research Station - Forest Service

"You are what you eat" might give way to "you are when you eat," based on a new study tracking shifts in Hawaiian bird abundance, breeding and molting based on climate-related changes to native vegetation. 

Mushrooms Are Full of Antioxidants That May Have Antiaging Potential
November 9, 2017 10:43 AM - Penn State

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

Indian Air Pollution Reaches Dangerous Levels, Doctors Warn
November 9, 2017 10:25 AM - Yale Environment 360

Air pollution in the Indian capital of Delhi has reached extraordinarily high levels, equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes a day, the nation’s doctors and public health experts warned this week.

Ghana's Pineapple Farmers Need More Intensive Training
November 9, 2017 09:52 AM - Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exactly these types of complex applications. This was the conclusion reached by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifW), who provide evidence for this assertion in the form of a new study with recommendations.

Significant Financial Stress Associated With 13-Fold Higher Odds of Having a Heart Attack
November 9, 2017 09:45 AM - European Society of Cardiology

Significant financial stress is associated with a 13-fold higher odds of having a heart attack, according to research presented at the 18th Annual Congress of the South African Heart Association.

Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations
November 9, 2017 09:36 AM - Yale Environment 360

The billowing stainless steel forms of Frank Gehry’s Pritzker bandshell seem to float up from behind the 3.5-acre Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, backed by Chicago’s celebrated skyline. Another landmark in a city long a laboratory for innovation in architecture and landscaping, the garden has been called a “model of responsible horticulture.” Masses of flowering perennials and grasses are a striking counterpoint to the surrounding walls of concrete and glass. Perhaps most unexpected, at a place that sits atop a 4,000-vehicle underground parking garage and railroad depot in the inner city, are the bees that flit from flower to flower.

Identify the Best Drought Index to Study Global Drylands
November 9, 2017 09:32 AM - Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Drought is the world’s costliest natural disaster. To monitor, detect and quantify drought, many drought indices have been developed. Previous studies have shown that different indices can yield diverse results for a specific drought event, and a drought index can also give different results depending on the method used for the calculation of potential evapotranspiration (PET).

Identify the Best Drought Index to Study Global Drylands
November 9, 2017 09:32 AM - Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Drought is the world’s costliest natural disaster. To monitor, detect and quantify drought, many drought indices have been developed. Previous studies have shown that different indices can yield diverse results for a specific drought event, and a drought index can also give different results depending on the method used for the calculation of potential evapotranspiration (PET).

27 Ways Heatwaves Can Kill
November 9, 2017 09:00 AM - University of Hawaii at Manoa

A new systematic synthesis by researchers at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa shows that there are at least 27 different physiological pathways in which a heatwave can kill a human being, and everyone is at risk.

Geography PhD creates virtual environment for coastal planning project
November 9, 2017 08:09 AM - University of Victoria

What if you could experience the beauty of Sidney Spit (at the northern tip of Sidney Island) without leaving your home? Robert Newell has applied cutting-edge technology to develop a virtual reality experience that takes visitors on a tour of the park, over land and underwater, using visualization tools.

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