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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Green Barriers of Cypresses Could Reduce Fire Initiation Risk

Sep. 22, 2015 — Every year fires burn thousands of hectares, destroy entire ecosystems and put the lives of people and animals at risk. Understanding the dynamics of fire would allow a solution to be found for the ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — While biocontrol agents come in different shapes, often taking a lot of time for scientists to develop, natural ones seem to be the better option. Now biologists have discovered a new parasitoid wasp ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Social network Flickr and citizen science website BugGuide have helped scientists to expand the known range of a rarely collected woodwasp native to the eastern United States. Partially thanks to the ... read more

Ants on the March in Non-Native Conifer Forests

Sep. 8, 2015 — A species of ant is thriving in habitats created by thousands of acres of coniferous forest planted in a UK National Park in the last 60 years, according to new ... read more

Could More Intensive Farming Practices Benefit Tropical Birds?

Sep. 3, 2015 — Does it help when farms share the land with birds and other animals? The short answer is 'no,' based on the diversity of bird species. If the goal is to preserve more bird species, ... read more

Heat and Acid Could Squeeze Trout out of Southern Appalachian Streams

Sep. 1, 2015 — A newly published research study that combines effects of warming temperatures from climate change with stream acidity projects average losses of around 10 percent of stream habitat for coldwater ... read more

Ants to the Rescue: How Super-Organisms Could Become Super Pest Controllers

Aug. 31, 2015 — As global population rises and finite resources dwindle, farmers need new, more sustainable ways to control pests. Now, ecologists have found a safe, sustainable and cost-effective new pest control. ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new study describes the bio-archaeological remains of the Philistine culture in Israel during the Iron Age (12th century to 7th century BCE). The results of this research indicate that the ca. 600 ... read more

New Affordable Tool to Test Tropical Forest Carbon Stocks

Aug. 26, 2015 — Environmental scientists have developed an affordable technique to help provide evidence of the carbon-saving benefits of tropical forest ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on other planets ... read more

Brown Widow Spider Reported for the First Time in Tahiti

Aug. 25, 2015 — Tahiti is a popular tourist destination, but one unwanted visitor has decided to make its home there: the brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus). A new article has reported the discovery of the ... read more

Black Bears in Yosemite Forage Primarily on Plants and Nuts

Aug. 24, 2015 — Black bears in Yosemite National Park that don't seek out human foods subsist primarily on plants and nuts, according to a study conducted by biologists who also found that ants and other ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — New research into the impact of climate change has found that warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine biodiversity. The study found that a rapidly warming ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers studying plants, ants, birds, dung beetles and orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon have found clear evidence that deforestation causes drastic loss of tropical forest ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Damage suffered by trees during a drought can reduce their long-term survival for up to a decade after the drought ends, a new study of tree mortality in southeastern forests finds. By identifying ... read more

Ocean Holds the Key to Superior Nutrition and Sustainability

Aug. 18, 2015 — Although 97 percent of the earth’s surface water is made up of oceans, humans use only a small percentage of the sea for food. Instead most people, especially those in Western cultures, rely ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A cooling, drying climate over the last 40 million years turned North America from a warm and wooded place into the drier, open plains we know today. A new study shows how dogs evolved in response to ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A salamander found preserved in amber from the Dominican Republic is the first-ever fossil of its kind, and also shows that salamanders once lived in the Caribbean region, where they now are all ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Researchers are developing models for predicting carbon levels in Central African forests based on measuring only 5% of all trees. In addition to being a lot more effective, their work is also ... read more

Sediment Dwelling Creatures at Risk from Nanoparticles in Common Household Products

Aug. 13, 2015 — Biologists highlight the risks posed to aquatic organisms when nanoparticles 'transform' on contact with water and as they pass from water to sediment and then into sediment dwelling ... read more

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