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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

July 27, 2015 — A logging company has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far ... read more

Producing a Vaccine to Save the Tasmanian Devil

July 21, 2015 — Biologists are aiming to develop an effective vaccine against an infectious cancer that is eradicating the Tasmanian devil, the world’s largest remaining marsupial ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Marine species that already roam far and wide throughout our oceans are extending their territories further and faster in response to climate change, according to new research an international team ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Scientists have described a new goby fish species that lives deeper than its closest relatives and had gone unnoticed up until now. It has been discovered between 70 and 80 m in the southern ... read more

Unprecedented Worldwide Biodiversity Study

July 16, 2015 — Humans depend on high levels of ecosystem biodiversity, but due to climate change and changes in land use, biodiversity loss is now greater than at any time in human history. A leading global ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Some earlier research suggested that polar bears could, at least partially, compensate for longer summer food deprivation by entering a state of lowered activity and reduced metabolic rate similar to ... read more

Climate Change Just One of Many Risks to Trees in the Tropical Andes

July 16, 2015 — Scientists have provided the first robust assessment of climate change impacts on extinction risk in the tropical Andes, an area of global importance for biodiversity. ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In the remote, poorly explored and unprotected forests of Sorata, northern Madagascar, there are some bizarre and unknown animals lurking around. A new species of diamond frog has just joined their ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A revision of the Pteridaceae fern family from Togo was performed with recent field data and herbaria specimens from Lome and Paris. The study provides the first local scientific information on ... read more

July 15, 2015 — The first detailed and comprehensive analysis on the ear bone of Triassic cynodonts has completed, and researchers have found some noticeable variations in the morphology of this bone -- even among ... read more

Fake Caviar from Bulgaria and Romania

July 15, 2015 — A considerable amount of sturgeon caviar sold in Bulgaria and Romania is mislabeled or even counterfeit, European scientists have ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Twenty-one captive-raised southern river terrapins have been released back into their native habitat in southwest ... read more

July 10, 2015 — When we think about pollination, the image that comes first to our mind is a bee or a butterfly covered by pollen. However, in the Cretaceous —about 105 million years ago— bees and butterflies ... read more

July 9, 2015 — While human activities have caused extinctions across the globe, your favorite beach or diving site may actually be home to as many, or more, species then it was a few decades ago. That's the ... read more

July 9, 2015 — The quality of waters can be assessed using of the organisms occurring therein. This approach often results in errors, because many species look alike. Therefore, new methods focus on DNA analyses ... read more

Spawning Frequency Regulates Species Population Networks on Coral Reefs

July 8, 2015 — Releasing larvae more often is beneficial for a species' network, new research on tropical coral reef ecosystems shows. The study on reproductive strategies is critical to assess the ... read more

Wild Fish Ecosystems Resist Impact of Biodiversity Loss, May Be Masking Serious Rapid Decline in Fish Production Potential

July 8, 2015 — New mathematics model shows that as the fish diversity of complex marine food webs declines, fish production resists the change, masking ultimate rapid ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Male badgers that spend their youth fighting tend to age more quickly than their passive counterparts according to new research. The 35-year study revealed that male badgers living alongside a high ... read more

Fishing Ban Rescues Robben Island Penguin Chicks

July 7, 2015 — Survival of endangered African penguin chicks increased by 18 percent following a trial three-year fishery closure around Robben Island in South Africa, a new study has ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Hidden in the New Jersey Pine Barrens near the northeastern megalopolis that extends from New York City to Washington, D.C., a previously unknown species of the North American leafhopper genus ... read more

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