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    First-of-its-kind quantitative assessment for sustainable agriculture

    For the first time, scientists have assembled a quantitative assessment for agriculture sustainability for countries around...

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    Coral reef cover, biodiversity, fish catches have declined by half since the 1950s

    Coral reefs around the world are under threat because of climate change, overfishing, pollution, and more....

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    Friend or foe? Researchers investigate the mysterious microbes living inside corals

    In a Pearls article publishing September 16th in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens, Patrick Keeling and...

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    Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

    In Greek mythology, Hydra was a monstrous water serpent that lived in a swamp and terrorized...

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    Low oxygen levels are pushing fish into shallower waters

    Fish can drown. While it may not seem like it, fish do require oxygen to breathe;...

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    Improving ocean protection with the first marine protected areas guide

    An international team, which includes researchers from IRD and CNRS, published a novel Marine Protected Areas...

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    Study finds some shark species tougher than others when it comes to surviving catch and release

    A new landmark study of over 300 sharks found that some species are extremely resilient to...

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    New forecasting tool enables proactive conservation of New Zealand blue whales

    Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for forecasting up to three weeks in...

  • World-famous sardine migration explained by genomics

    Scientists have discovered how the Sardine Run, one of the world's biggest migration events, works.

  • Seabirds starve in stormy 'washing machine' waves: study

    Thousands of seabirds that wash up on Atlantic coasts every year could have been starved to...

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    Concentration of microparticles in lakes reflect nearby human activity and land use

    Predicting where anthropogenic debris accumulates in aquatic ecosystems is necessary for its control and environmental remediation,...

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    Flipping the 'genetic paradox of invasions'

    The green crab, Carcinus maenas, is considered a globally distributed invasive species, an organism introduced by...

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    Egypt team identifies fossil of land-roaming whale species

    Egyptian scientists say the fossil of a four-legged prehistoric whale, unearthed over a decade ago in...

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    Troubled waters: How global marine wildlife protection can undermine fishing communities

    New research led by the University of Oxford, published in Conservation Letters, has examined the conflict...

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    Crop-eating moths will flourish as climate warms

    Climate change in this century will allow one of the world's costliest agricultural pests, the diamondback...

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    Researchers are toilet-training cows to reduce ammonia emissions caused by their waste

    On a farm where cows freely relieve themselves as they graze, the accumulation and spread of...

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    How genetic islands form among marine molluscs

    Usually, the individuals of a population of marine species that have the potential to disperse over...

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    Isotope mapping sheds rare light into migratory routes, natal origins of monarch butterflies

    Pre-COVID-19 pandemic, University of Ottawa biology student Megan Reich enjoyed the road trip of a lifetime,...

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    The plant invaders posing a headache for conservationists

    The tall and attractive stranger has showy plumes and can make itself at home at the...

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    Study of voles on Arctic island advances knowledge of small-mammal population dynamics

    A decades-long study of voles on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is offering insights into a...

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    Meat-heavy diets restricted hunter-gatherer population sizes

    Hunter-gatherer populations with a strong seasonal dependence on meat in their diets had fewer people per...

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    Tissue abnormalities found in oysters years after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) petroleum drilling rig exploded off the coast of...

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    Moth wingtips an 'acoustic decoy' to thwart bat attack, scientists find

    Wingtips of certain species of silkmoth are structured to reflect sound and throw off attackers, according...

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    How citizen scientists are restoring NSW's endangered seagrass meadows

    Citizen scientist volunteers known as the "storm squad" collected seagrass fragments to successfully rehabilitate populations of...

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    Butterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for 'wedding gifts'

    For the first time, milkweed butterflies have been sighted feeding on live caterpillars—their own species' young....

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    Pollinators contribute to flowering plant diversity

    Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) Scientist Na Wei, Ph.D., and her collaborators from the University of...

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    Researchers complete first-ever detailed map of global coral

    Researchers have completed a comprehensive online map of the world's coral reefs by using more than...

  • Drought–more than temperature–governs diversity of life on Earth

    Scientists have long believed that temperature—especially freezing cold—limits diversity of plant species as they proliferate out...

  • Coral cryopreservation for breeding key to survival

    Flash-frozen sperm collected from corals in Florida and Puerto Rico was used to fertilize coral eggs...

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    Some coral reefs are keeping pace with ocean warming

    Some coral communities are becoming more heat tolerant as ocean temperatures rise, offering hope for corals...

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    Freshwater ecosystems at risk due to glyphosate use

    A series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly...

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    The world in a drop of water: DNA tool transforms nature tracking

    In their search for pink river dolphins, researchers in the Peruvian Amazon scooped up river water...

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    The warming climate is causing animals to 'shapeshift'

    Climate change is not only a human problem; animals have to adapt to it as well....

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    Deadly koala virus being passed to joeys from mum

    A deadly koala virus that can cause immune depletion and cancer, known as koala retrovirus, is...

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    Urgent need for new approach to combat global grassland degradation

    Global grasslands are a source of biodiversity and provide a host of benefits to humans, including...

  • Possible evidence of paternal care in bigfin reef squid

    A trio of researchers, two from Universidade de Lisboa, the other from the American Museum of...

  • Scientists discover two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussels in Borneo

    Research led by the University of Nottingham has discovered two new species and a new genus...

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    Do tourist boats stress out whales? Researchers find out

    Just off the northern coast of Iceland, scientists are collecting data from whales' breath to find...

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    Komodo dragon, 2-in-5 shark species lurch towards extinction

    Trapped on island habitats made smaller by rising seas, Indonesia's Komodo dragons were listed as "endangered"...

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    Wing shape determines how far birds disperse

    Bird dispersal movements are thought to depend on complex demographic and genetic factors. Dr. Santiago Claramunt,...

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    Indian wolf among world's most endangered and distinct wolves

    The Indian wolf could be far more endangered than previously recognized, according to a study from...

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    Going up: Birds and mammals evolve faster if their home is rising

    The rise and fall of Earth's land surface over the last three million years shaped the...

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    Mountaintop mining causes 40 percent loss of aquatic biodiversity

    Trickling down over rocks, surrounded by wildflowers and ferns, Appalachian mountain streams are chock-full of life....

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    Illegal cannabis farms infringe on crucial habitat for sensitive birds and mammals

    Sites favored by illegal cannabis farmers on the West Coast of the United States overlap with...

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    A third of global tree species threatened with extinction

    Around a third of all the world's tree species are threatened with extinction, according to a...

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    Food for seals and other Arctic predators is literally shrinking

    Unchecked climate change may leave some Arctic predators surviving off of marine "junk food," according to...

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    Warming Atlantic forces whales into new habitats, danger

    Warming oceans have driven the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population from its traditional and...

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    A cocoa bean's 'fingerprint' could help trace chocolate bars back to their farm of origin, finds a new study

    A new study from the University of Surrey has revealed that biotechnology could be the missing...

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    Birds of prey face global decline from habitat loss, poisons

    Despite a few high-profile conservation success stories—like the dramatic comeback of bald eagle populations in North...