April Micci

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Growing the future of coffee one tree at a time

It may only take moments to prepare and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, but it takes years to grow the coffee trees that produce its beans. And it …

Gray wolf reported at Grand Canyon for first time in decades | Reuters

(Reuters) - A gray wolf was recently photographed on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in what would be the first wolf sighting in the national park since the last one was killed there in the 1940s, conservation groups said on Thursday.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sending a …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Pot Farms Harm Salmon Populations

Fishermen and biologists along California's North Coast agree that regional marijuana farms are severely harming local salmon populations, according to an NPR report.<p>Scott Bauer, a fisheries biologist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, says that in the summer growers use up to six …

Drones Aid Conservation

Conservation just got a tech upgrade. Airware, the company behind the next generation of autopilot platform commercial drones, is putting its gadgets to good use by observing endangered species in Kenya—and the poachers out to get them.<p>Although this isn’t the first time unmanned aerial vehicles …

A Plant that Learns

Researchers from the University of Western Australia found that Mimosa pudica plants can remember just as well as some animals. The plants displayed survival tactics that require learned behavior—and they did it without brains, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports.<p>These plants, native to South and Central America …

Unprecedented rate and scale of ocean acidification found in the Arctic

Acidification of the Arctic Ocean is occurring faster than projected according to new findings published in the journal PLoS One. The increase in …

Human activity affects vertical structure of atmospheric temperature

Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report. The …

Forget polar bears: Global warming will hit the tropics first

In the next decade, the tropics will suffer unprecedented climate change effects, long before the Arctic and its polar bears see big …

Rain Forest Plants Race to Outrun Global Warming

Tropical plants are migrating due to climate change, but can they move fast enough?<p><b>From a 13,000-foot peak of the Andes Mountains in southern Peru, gazing east over the dense rain forests of the Amazon basin, all you see is undulating green—one of the most verdant places on the planet.</b><p>It's what you …