Earthworm diversity in Vietnam

Central Vietnam is a region that suffers from hostile climate (drought, flooding) and sandy soils that are low in fertility. As a consequence of these conditions, the regions is less…

Large Trees Declining in Yosemite

A recent study by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) indicates a substantial decline in the number of large-diameter trees in Yellowstone National Park. Between the 1930s and the 1990s there…

Amazon deforestation falls in June

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon during June dropped at least 4.4 percent to the year earlier period, keeping Brazil on pace for the lowest forest loss since annual record-keeping began…

Imbalance in Earth’s Biogeochemical Cycles

Scientists are currently meeting at the 94th annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) symposium in New Mexico to discuss, among other topics, the massive upset of the natural biogeochemical cycles…

Did malaria come from chimps?

Malaria may have jumped from chimpanzees to humans much like AIDS and the Ebola virus did, report researchers writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Analyzing blood samples…