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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Using, Sharing, New Technologies Is Key for Conservation

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 times the natural background rate. New technologies are improving conservation efforts by making it easier, faster, and cheaper to monitor ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — More than half the world's sea turtles have ingested plastic or other human rubbish, an international study has revealed. The study found the east coasts of Australia and North America, ... read more

Large-Scale Illegal Trade in Hundreds of Wild-Collected Ornamental Plants in Southeast Asia

Sep. 14, 2015 — Southeast Asia is a widely recognized center of illegal wildlife trade -- both as the source region for species ranging from seahorses to tigers, and as a global consumer of ivory carvings, wild ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — Elephants born into stressful situations have fewer offspring and age faster, researchers have found. The scientists investigating how the process of aging affects animals made the discovery after ... read more

Sep. 13, 2015 — Darwinius shares more in common with modern lemurs based on how its teeth erupted, according to new ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — The devastating impact has been revealed of illegal logging on bird communities in the understory layer of Ghana's Upper Guinea rain forests, one of the world's 25 "biodiversity ... 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. 7, 2015 — As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury in their bodies. A new study shows that elephant seals shed significant amounts ... read more

Sep. 7, 2015 — The world's oldest fossil sea turtle known to date has been found by scientists. The fossilized reptile is at least 120 million years old -- which makes it about 25 million years older than the ... read more

Sep. 7, 2015 — Environmental DNA (eDNA) has been used to quantify the proportion of Japanese native common carp to non-native strains from the Eurasian continent. This method is based on single nucleotide ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — A new model for snow-fed mountain wetlands projects that this year's dry conditions could be common by the 2070s, affecting the Cascades frog and other mountain ... 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

Ancient Hybridization Key to Domestic Dog's Origin, Wolf Conservation Efforts

Sep. 1, 2015 — The ancestry of man's best friend is more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may help protect endangered ... 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

Sep. 1, 2015 — The careful examination of fossil fragments from Panama has led Smithsonian scientists and colleagues to the discovery of a new genus and species of river dolphin that has been long extinct. The team ... read more

Endangered Animals Can Be Identified by Rate of Genetic Diversity Loss

Aug. 31, 2015 — A new study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and ... read more

Fishermen Discards Could Increase Prevalence of Turtle Disease in Turks and Caicos

Aug. 27, 2015 — The team surveyed cases of green turtle fibropapillomatosis disease, which creates unsightly pink tumors on the turtles' flesh. Although benign, they can impede turtles' vision and ... read more

Mating With the Wrong Insect May Cut Yellow Fever Mosquito Populations

Aug. 27, 2015 — Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — A chimpanzee population in Uganda has been found to be three times larger than previously estimated, according to new research. The study suggests that chimpanzees may adapt to degraded habitats ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Transmission lines that funnel power from hydroelectric dams and wind turbines across Eastern Washington affect greater sage grouse habitat by isolating fragile populations and limiting movement, a ... read more

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