Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN

Scientists and Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.
09/21/2017 06:50 PM
Green Algae Could Hold Clues for Engineering Faster-Growing Crops
Two new studies of green algae — the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds — have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice.
09/21/2017 06:39 PM
When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die
When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don’t disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
09/20/2017 09:09 PM
Protected Waters Foster Resurgence of West Coast Rockfish
West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
09/20/2017 08:50 PM
New Study Pushes Back Deadline to Act to Limit Warming to 1.5 Degrees
A new study suggests that nations have a bit more time than previously thought if they want to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). The research, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, finds that the world’s economies can emit an additional 700 billion tons of carbon dioxide before exceeding 1.5 degrees — more than twice previous estimates.
09/20/2017 08:40 PM
Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migration
The onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist.
09/20/2017 08:29 PM
WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generations
First, the good news. Washington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb developed no diseases and showed no apparent health effects aside from lower weight.
09/20/2017 08:01 PM