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  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

Water For Elephants...In The Wild

by Shermin de Silva in Maximus

Elephants' water requirements may provide the key to detecting them in areas that are difficult to census.... Read more »

Pastorini,J., Nishantha, H.G., Janaka, H.K., Isler, K., & Fernando, P. (2010) Jennifer Pastorini, H.G. Nishantha, H.K. Janaka, Karin Isler, . Tropical Conservation Science, 3(4), 412-422. info:/

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

Shellfish Threatened by Ocean Acidificacion

by United Academics in United Academics

New research published in Global Change Biology shows that at least four types of shellfish (clams, sea snails, lamp shells and sea urchins) are experiencing a loss of shell mass and weight due to acidifying seawater. There is the chance that they will adapt to the new circumstances, as they have done before, but also the risk that they will become scarcer in the future, bringing an ecological sea change.... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

Could fracking actually save us water?

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

A new study in Environmental Research Letters indicates that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may save water compared to conventional electricity generation.... Read more »

Bridget R Scanlon, Ian Duncan and Robert C Reedy. (2013) Drought and the water-energy nexus in Texas. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045033  

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