Ecosystems

Articles on ecosystems

  1. Ecosystems

    Predators as climate helpers

    In lakes and streams, fish and insects can help protect aquatic plants that gobble up greenhouse gas.

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  2. Oceans

    Icy inns at Earth’s end

    Intrepid researchers discover icebergs host large and lively communities of life.

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  3. Animals

    Python-palooza!

    Monster-sized Burmese python bearing record-number of eggs retrieved in the Florida Everglades.

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  4. Animals

    Tiny earthworms’ big impact

    Invasive earthworms change North American landscapes, for better or worse.

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  5. Oceans

    Life beneath the ‘berg

    Scientists find Antarctic icebergs play a new and bigger role in the climate cycle.

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  6. Animals

    Big fish in troubled waters

    Overfishing cuts number of large predator fish in the ocean.

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  7. Animals

    Giving sharks safe homes

    Scientists help to understand and protect sharks and coral reefs.

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  8. Animals

    Sponges’ secret weapon

    An aquatic animal provides a possible new kind of disease resistance.

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  9. Environment

    Getting the dirt on carbon

    The circle of life continues thanks to the carbon cycle.

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  10. Ecosystems

    When fungi and algae marry

    Lichens live in nearly every environment on Earth, but scientists are still discovering basic information about them.

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  11. Ecosystems

    Underwater jungles

    Cold-water-loving kelp forests may be surprisingly abundant in the tropics.

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  12. Environment

    Shrimpy invaders

    A shrimplike creature that has invaded the Great Lakes could spell big trouble for young fish.

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