All posts by admin

Forecasting future changes to ecosystems

All it takes is turning on the news to see that our global ecosystem is in a fragile state due to environmental factors, including climate change. Understanding how ecosystems evolve, function and thrive helps researchers to predict future changes. This will ultimately affect not just biological and chemical fluctuations, but also impact public health, agricultural patterns and … Continue reading Forecasting future changes to ecosystems

Scientists discover algae virus that affects human cognitive ability

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Nebraska joined a collaborative study on a virus that is commonly found in algae. According to Medical Daily, the scientists didn't originally begin their study with the goal of testing the chlorovirus ATCV-1. However, over the course of the study, the researchers noticed a "groundbreaking pattern" … Continue reading Scientists discover algae virus that affects human cognitive ability

Stream Biome Gradient could revolutionize future freshwater studies

A new type of stream biome gradient could dramatically change the way that freshwater science is conducted in the near future. The group of researchers from Kansas State University and collaborators not only created a distinct method of looking at habitats in tropical, prairie and forested streams, but also made this research easier to conduct … Continue reading Stream Biome Gradient could revolutionize future freshwater studies

Clean Water Act 316(b): What you need to know

The Environmental Protection Agency issued the final rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act in May 2014. It outlined the regulations and standards for the design and operation of cooling water intake structures. The final rule has been long-anticipated among environmental consultants, activists and other invested parties, as it could help protect the … Continue reading Clean Water Act 316(b): What you need to know