Marine incentives programs may replace 'doom and gloom' with hope

Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can help address multiple environmental threats.

Rockfish siblings shed new light on how offspring diffuse and disperse

A splitnose rockfish’s thousands of tiny offspring can stick together in sibling groups from the time they are released into the open ocean until they move to shallower water and settle near shore. 

Bacteria discovery offers possible new means of controlling crop pest

A bacterium common in insects has been discovered in a plant-parasitic roundworm, opening up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest.

Kelp forests globally resilient, but may need local solutions to environmental threats

The first global assessment of marine kelp ecosystems shows they have a surprising resilience to environmental impacts, but local efforts will be needed to help protect their health in the future.

Discovery of new bacteria complicates problem with salmon poisoning in dogs

A new study suggests that the risks dogs of the Pacific Northwest face from salmon poisoning is complicated, and that some pet owners make think their pets are immune when they are not.

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

Researchers have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and can lead to health problems.

Larvae from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Populations of coral reef fish in shallower habitats likely owe at least some of their sustainability to the prodigious reproductive abilities of large, old counterparts that dwell at greater depths.

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists have discovered that organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could offer an important advance to make cheap, reliable batteries.

Ancient wingless wasp, now extinct, is one of a kind

Researchers have identified a bizarre, parasitic wasp without wings preserved in 100-million-year-old amber, which belongs to no other family ever identified on Earth.

Scientists outline biochemistry of xanthohumol - an avenue to treat metabolic syndrome

Researchers have made a fundamental advance in understanding xanthohumol – a compound found in hops that’s of significant interest to prevent or treat lipid and metabolic disorders.

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