January 31st, 2008Traditional ecosystems in which communities of plants and animals have co-evolved and are interdependent are increasingly rare, due to human-induced ecosystem changes. A team of scientists present a new approach to management efforts in a paper posted this week, suggesting that efforts should focus less on restoring ecosystems to their original state and more on sustaining new, healthy ecosystems that are resilient to further environmental change.
January 30th, 2008Ice fields on Baffin Island have shrunk 50 percent in the past 50 years and will be gone in 50 more, scientists said this week.
November 26th, 2007Why do some forest fires spread rapidly over large areas, destroying and damaging many homes, while others are contained with minimal damage? New research shows a major factor is whether homes are fireproofed.
November 26th, 2007New "holistic" Earth surface observatories to focus on the science of watershed evolution. The CZOs represent the first set of systems-based observatories dedicated to Earth surface processes.
August 27th, 2007Une équipe franco-américaine travaillant au Centre d'enseignement et de recherche sur l'environnement et la société à l'École normale supérieure de Paris vient de réaliser à ce sujet une étude, publiée dans les «Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences américaine» montrant que la densité des habitations peut même amplifier la propagation du feu.