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Image credit: Jesse Rockwell. The sign on the gate reads “strictly no entrance beyond this point”.

A Self-Sustaining Urban Ecosystem Is Found in an Abandoned Building in Thailand

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is the city full of vibrancy as well as surprise. This abandoned shopping mall in old downtown area is the good example in this respect. Through an ordinary looking gate, one can still feel the previous magnificence of New World shopping mall which burned down […]

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Can Wolves Save an Ecosystem?

It is common that a top predator is not widely received. As sharks are scary, people think that they have healing characters, so they always become most likely to be hunted. Leopards and tigers are hunted because of their precious skins and whiskers, resulting in a big possibility of the habitat destruction […]

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New research in the journal Nature found that for each degree that the Earth's temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms dwelling in freshwater wetlands -- a primary source of the gas -- will increase several times. The researchers analyzed nearly 1,600 measurements of temperature and methane emissions from 127 freshwater ecosystems across the globe (above), including lakes, swamps, marshes and rice paddies. The size of each point corresponds with the average rate of methane emissions in milligrams per square meter, per day, during the course of the study. The smallest points indicate less than one milligram per square meter, while the largest-sized point represents more than three milligrams. Credit: Image courtesy of Cristian Gudasz.

Emissions of Methane, a More Potent Greenhouse Gas Than CO2, Will Leap as Earth Warms

As carbon dioxide is generally regarded as the main cause of greenhouse gases, you may not know that methane could be nearly 30 times more powerful as a heat-trapping gas. The latest research result released by the journal Nature shows that with the rising temperature of Earth by each degree, the amount […]

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