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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 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

July 20, 2015 — An international team conducted a research into the two parasitoid wasp genera Microplitis and Snellenius, concluding that although sometimes indistinguishable in practice, the two taxa are actually ... read more

Basketmakers' Tradition of Storing Black Ash Logs in Water Effective in Killing Emerald Ash Borer

July 17, 2015 — Working with artisans from the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan near Gun Lake, Mich., American scientists tested the traditional practice of storing black ash logs ... 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 — Drawing inspiration from a class on coarse-graining methods in physics, researchers realized that the technique could be used to understand how microbes evolve over time. The results reveal microbial ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A team of Japanese scientists found and described a new species of scarab beetle from Cambodia. The beetle was named after Venus -- the Roman goddess of beauty and love -- to complement a previously ... read more

Boosting Nutrients Gives a Leg Up to Invasive Species

July 15, 2015 — Species invasions come at a high cost. In the United States, the annual cost to the economy tops $100 billion a year and invasive plant infestations affect 100 million acres. Basic questions remain ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Biologists have assessed the causes of growth decline of a pine forest of great ecological interest in ... read more

Eating Wild, Foraged Mushrooms Can Result in Liver Failure or Death as Misidentification Is Common

July 13, 2015 — Foraging and eating wild mushrooms can result in liver failure and even death because mistaking toxic mushrooms for edible varieties is common, illustrates a recent ... read more

Invasions out of Center of Diversity Increase Risk of Disease Epidemics in Wheat

July 13, 2015 — Scientists have found that strains of the wheat pathogen causing severe yellow rust epidemics in Europe have their origin in the center of diversity in the Himalayan region. It seems that the fungus ... 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

Antibacterial Properties Found in Mexican Fruit

July 7, 2015 — Looking for alternatives that promote the welfare of the people through the food and medical industry, scientists conducted a study of the pulp of the fruit Bromelia pinguin L. and found that this ... 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

'Bee Soup' Could Help Understand Declines, Test Remedies

July 5, 2015 — It may sound counter-intuitive, but crushing up bees into a 'DNA soup' could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline, according to scientists. New research shows ... read more

Global Warming May Threaten Shellfish Industries

July 3, 2015 — Fans of mussels may soon find themselves out of luck according to research which suggests that global warming may threaten shellfish ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: don't panic. A new study has analyzed growth in thousands of pine tree plots across the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in two to three years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these ... read more

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