Blog posts tagged in ecosystem
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizatio...
Scientists have located this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, which is surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. Though the dead zone is big, it not as large as predicted earlier. Water drained from the Mississippi river into the Gulf is a major factor.
In testimony of the delicate balances that combine to form an ecosystem, a new study shows how the return of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park has led to a resurgence of a key portion of grizzly bears' diet: berries.
Published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, the study is one of the first...
The widely-reported decline of bee populations worldwide is wreaking havoc in certain ecosystems, particularly since it is now known that bees can be very fickle when it comes to pollination.
Why Are All The Bees Dying?
Bee populations around the world have collapsed.
Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks.
According to WildEarth Guardians, a conservation watchdog, U.S. officials have failed to protect ocean-dwelling speci...
By Steve Connor, Science Editor
An insecticide used in genetically modified (GM) crops grown extensively in the United States and other parts of the world has leached into the water of the surrounding environment.
The insecticide is the product of a bacterial gene inserted into GM maize and other ...