Plants modulate the turning of the hydrologic cycle by reducing surface runoff, increasing the amount of water that enters the soil, and returning it slowly to the atmosphere by transpiration
It is easy to overlook the life under sea ice in the Antarctic, but as climate warms, sea ice will diminish and so will the growth of algae that depends on it
What good is a butterfly that does not tweet or titillate?
The higher incidence of breast cancer since 1940 is consistent with the greater use and proliferation of various endocrine-like chemicals in the environment.
A lot of the costs of climate change will be borne by society at large, through taxes and insurance premiums.
Flooding can convert soils from a methane sink to a methane source to the atmosphere
If low levels of insecticides, many of them endocrine disruptors, are involved, humans are certainly exposed as well
It is the juxtaposition of the land and sea that makes estuaries so productive
No program exists to predict the potential for new species—plant or animal–to become invasive upon arrival in the U.S.
Certainly providing a low-risk environment for human health carries some costs.