October 3, 2022

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs

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By Cassie Martin From Science News Divers monitoring coral reefs off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands in January noticed something alarming: Big white lesions were eating into the colorful tissues of hundreds of stony corals. Some corals were dead by the next day — only their stark white skeletons remained. Others languished for […]

Termites and fungi are ‘more important’ than climate change

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By Tim Sandle From Digital Journal Tallahassee – A new research report argues that the activities of termites and fungi are more important than climate change in relation to the breakdown and decomposition of matter. A widely held scientific view is that temperature is the dominant factor in determining the rate of wood decomposition worldwide. […]