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Deforestation Induced Climate Change: Effects of Spatial Scale

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Deforestation is associated with increased atmospheric CO 2 and alterations to the surface energy and mass balances that can lead to local and global climate changes. Previous modelling studies show that the global surface air temperature (SAT) response to deforestation depends on latitude, with most simulations showing that high latitude deforestation results in cooling, low latitude deforestation causes warming and that the mid latitude response is mixed. These earlier conclusions are based on simulated large scal land cover change, with complete removal of trees from whole latitude bands. Using a global climate model we examine the effects of removing fractions of 5% to 100% of forested areas in the high, mid and low latitudes. All high latitude deforestation scenarios reduce mean global SAT, the opposite occurring for low latitude deforestation, although a decrease in SAT is simulated over low latitude deforested areas. Mid latitude SAT response is mixed. In all simulations deforested areas tend to become drier and have lower SAT, although soil temperatures increase over deforested mid and low latitude grid cells. For high latitude deforestation fractions of 45% and above, larger net primary productivity, in conjunction with colder and drier conditions after deforestation cause an increase in soil carbon large enough to produce a net decrease of atmospheric CO 2 . Our results reveal the complex interactions between soil carbon dynamics and other climate subsystems in the energy partition responses to land cover change.
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Eco-Friendly Architectural Projects Raising Awareness of Earth's Biomes

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The largest natural biome in the world is the maroon colored Taiga, a Russian word for forest, covering large parts of Canada, Europe and Asia with coniferous forests.

The term “Boreal” forest refers to the southern part of this biome and has heavier tree cover while the Taiga refers to the northern portion which is a mostly barren area that borders the Arctic treeline. In order to understand how biomes work, scientists and researchers have created projects like Biosphere and Eden.

The design refers to the integration of architectural structures into natural ecosystems, emphasizing a symbiotic relationship between buildings, landscapes, people and nature.


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All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd'

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If there aren’t enough American workers for today’s tech jobs, imagine the nation in 2024 if we don’t find fresh ways to get kids interested.
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OpenDOAR - Home Page - Directory of Open Access Repositories

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OpenDOAR is an authoritative worldwide directory of academic open access repositories.
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PLOS

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We are a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization. Our mission is to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Every article that we publish is open-access - freely available online for anyone to use. Sharing research encourages progress, from protecting the biodiversity of our planet to finding more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer.

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Provides free access to peer-reviewed, scientific journal articles for research.

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How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped)

How to Conduct Scientific Research On the Internet (Without Getting Duped) | HS Science | Scoop.it
You know how to tell if something controversial is actually true, but what if you want to read up on something without stumbling into half-truths and pseudoscience?
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Welcome to INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections

Welcome to INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections | HS Science | Scoop.it
INFOMINE is a comprehensive virtual library and reference tool for academic and scholarly Internet resources, including Web sites, databases, electronic journals, bulletin boards, listservs, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of...
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NIH Office of Science Education (OSE)

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The National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education home page compiles medical science news, information, and educational resources.
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MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

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High School Biology: High School Biology Resources for Students

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High School Biology Resources for Students - findingDulcinea.com. High School Biology Web guide provides online reference and biology study guide resources for high school biology students.
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Vertical stratification of adult mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) within a tropical rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia

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Prescribing Vegetables, Not Pills

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Instead of drugs or admonishments to lose weight, which typically fall on deaf ears, some doctors are providing families with a “prescription” to eat fruits and vegetables.
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Material Remains: The Perpetual Challenge of Garbage: Scientific American

Material Remains: The Perpetual Challenge of Garbage: Scientific American | HS Science | Scoop.it
For millennia, we humans have tried many ways to dispose of our waste, such as burning, burying and even moving away from it.

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How to Read a Scholarly Article

A tutorial describing how to read a scholarly article. Brought to you by Western Libraries. Please contact Research Help http://www.lib.uwo.ca/services/resea...
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Well-done 2 1/2 minute video on reading scholarly material. Presented in an engaging visual format. 

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Scirus - for scientific information

Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches millions science-specific Web pages.
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DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

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A comprehensive digital repository of peer-reviewed journal articles from around the world. Most are free or for a very minor fee.

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Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

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Home - PubMed - NCBI

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PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living - MayoClinic.com

Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living - MayoClinic.com | HS Science | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living.
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