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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Diversity of Habitat Needed Around Spotted Owl Reserves, Study Shows

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study shows that many bird species, including several of high conservation concern, aren't getting the habitat they need due to a focus on promoting California Spotted Owl habitat in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The Iberian ibex was reintroduced in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid) in 1989. Now, some say there are too many of them. Researchers have assessed the impact on woody plant species in order to know ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — British stoats suffered a dramatic loss in genetic diversity in the 20th century but extinct British genes were preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found. The research ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — A worldwide study of the interplay between organisms and their environment bolsters the idea that greater biodiversity helps maintain more stable and productive ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A single fish caught with a hand spear off the Brazilian coast is making big waves across the entire southwestern Atlantic. In May 2014, a group of recreational divers spotted an adult lionfish -- ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity. One of the best places to look may be down at our feet, at beetles. That`s because, as a research team ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Disease shapes plant communities and determines the outcomes of environmental change, weed invasions and agriculture and forestry management strategies. Whether or not a disease devastates a plant ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Today (22 April) is Earth Day 2015 where worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Student study suggests that 0.002% of the Amazon rainforest, which spans 5.5 ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In their efforts to forecast the spread of an invasive worm species, researchers are bringing a new weapon to bear: statistical ... read more

Amazon Rainforest Losses Impact on Climate Change, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2015 — Human activity has removed more than one-tenth of trees and plants from the Amazon rainforest since the 1960s, a study shows. Widespread removal of trees has contributed to a rise in the amount of ... read more

Diversity Is Key to Stability, Grassland Study Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers looked at 28 years' worth of data on plant growth, number of species, ecosystem stability and exposure to changes in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, fire, grazing and water collected from ... read more

Studying How Climate Affects Biodiversity

Apr. 16, 2015 — A key question in the climate debate is how the occurrence and distribution of species is affected by climate change. But without information about natural variation in species abundance it is hard ... read more

Rainforest Protection Akin to Speed Limit Control

Apr. 16, 2015 — The destruction of the Brazilian rainforest has slowed significantly. With around 5000 square kilometers annually, the loss is now about 80% lower than in 2004. An international team of researchers ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — The common hippopotamus can spend up to 16 hours a day immersed in rivers and lakes. Lumbering out of the water at night, these herbivores graze on tropical grasses and consume 80 to 100 pounds in ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Monitoring Europe's vast nature protection areas used to be extremely difficult. Thanks to new computer algorithms this can now be done using aircraft and laser ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Logging slashes the abundance of invertebrates like ants and earthworms, but new research shows vertebrates can take up their roles in the ecosystem. Nearly a half of all tropical rainforests ... read more

Road Salt Guidelines Need Review to Protect Food Chain in Lakes

Apr. 9, 2015 — Lake and highway authorities should consider adjusting road salt use protocols to protect aquatic life such as the water flea, by taking the nutritional status of the lakes into account, experts ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — High human atmospheric nitrogen emissions lead to a reduction of plant diversity, researchers have found, after analyzing plots all over Switzerland. They report that the plant diversity has ... read more

Contaminants Also a Threat to Polar Bears

Apr. 7, 2015 — The polar bear, one of the largest carnivorous mammals on Earth, is being made vulnerable by the series of dangers it faces. An international team has established a guide to evaluate the condition of ... read more

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