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Posts tagged food chain

June 26, 2014

 

Microscope image of a phytoplankton

Phytoplankton, The Ocean’s Carbon-Grubbing Skin

Plankton aren't just the foundation of the ocean's food chain; they're also really important for getting carbon dioxide out of the air.

July 16, 2013

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

September 22, 2009

 

Balsam fir forest in winter

Food Chain Regulation

New research suggests that animal populations can actually decipher the amount of plant life in that particular area.

June 5, 2008

 

Brussel Sprouts just haravested

Aphids and Brussels Sprouts

The very bottom of the food chain is changing and can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of us. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 21, 2008

 

Baby seal posing on beach

Ringed Seals and Global Warming

You've probably heard that global warming in the Arctic is killing off polar bears by shrinking their habitat, but are other arctic animals suffering, too?

November 21, 2006

 

a puerto rican coqui frog sitting on a leaf

Plague of Frogs

Find out what is keeping Hawaiian residents and vacations up until the croak of dawn.

February 17, 2005

 

Small People

Standing no more than three and a half feet tall, these human ancestors hunted giant rats, lumbering lizards, and miniature elephants.

April 22, 2004

 

Overfishing Whales and the Environment

Are whales ruining our environment? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Is Your Dog Wimpier than Your Cat?

Have you ever noticed that while it’s pretty easy to tell your dog is sick, it’s much harder to know how your cat or bird are feeling? Well, before you start asking your dog why it can’t be more stoic like animals half its size, it’s probably worth considering each animal’s place in the food […]

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