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Posts tagged ecosystems

December 22, 2017


Army ants in Peru.

The Garbage Collectors Of The Rainforests

Ants are responsible for removing more than half of the waste on rainforest floors.

October 19, 2017


Romaine lettuce, in part, because of its antioxidant qualities is thought to be an excellent crop for astronauts to grow.

Space Gardens

The first crop harvested from the International Space Station's garden was romaine lettuce.

February 21, 2017


If hummingbirds were to go extinct, several other species would be effected.


Coextinction is an important consideration in conservation efforts.

January 31, 2017


Many different organisms from microorganisms to hummingbirds to people depend on snowfall to sustain their ecosystems.

For Many, Snow Is Necessary

The National Science Foundation is studying snowfall.

May 18, 2015



Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

February 5, 2015



Adapting to Climate Change

Can we just roll with the punches? Adapting to climate change isn't that simple.

May 22, 2012


Bioinvasion: The Ultimate Threat To Our Ecosystem

Exactly how much are we damaging the environment when we put up new buildings and expand our cities?

October 12, 2009


Insects And Climate Change

Just how vulnerable and sensitive are insects to climate change?

September 27, 2003


Adapting to Climate Change

With all the concerns about global warming and climate change one might ask the question, "Why don't species just adapt?" Find out on this Moment of Science.

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