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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Sep. 28, 2015 — Non-native plants reduce the diversity of insect populations in gardens, even where the non-native plants are closely related to the native plants, new research shows. The goal of this research was ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Collecting genetic information from crop wild relatives may preserve valuable traits but takes cooperation, experts say. Over the past few decades, research efforts to collect the genetic information ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — A landmark study predicts that climate change will have a major impact on life in Antarctica this century. Scientists say that results indicated that by 2100 there would be 25 percent more soil ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Instead of freezing unwanted crested floatinghearts and bringing them to a local landfill, many homeowners toss them into canals, say researchers who have compiled data to quantify the seriousness ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new research framework for the agricultural sector that offers evidence-based understanding of the relationship between short-term yields, long-term sustainability and ... read more

Researchers Propose Ecological Route to Plant Disease Control

Sep. 24, 2015 — New research has revealed a potential natural defence against invasive pathogens which damage food crops across the ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — In California's Central Valley, just as many bird species use riparian habitats in the winter as in the summer, and genetic diversity is actually higher in the winter than during summer months, ... read more

Researchers Try to Halt March of Destructive Pest Preying on Tomatoes

Sep. 22, 2015 — A tomato pest -- established in Panama and Costa Rica -- is moving northward but has not yet arrived in the United States. Its potential arrival is a big concern among US government agricultural ... read more

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. 22, 2015 — The European mink is critically endangered throughout its range. Several reintroduction programs are in place to help assure the survival of the species. One of these is currently underway in ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A Guam native insect impacts a native tree, posing a conundrum for conservationists. The tree species is particularly important to the island of Guam, where the tree is called ifit and has been ... read more

Naturally Occurring 'GM' Butterflies Produced by Gene Transfer of Wasp-Associated Viruses

Sep. 17, 2015 — Research teams have discovered that genes originating from parasitic wasps are present in the genomes of many butterflies. These genes were acquired through a wasp-associated virus that integrates ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Four new native bee species were recognized as part of the largest Australian nature discovery project 'Bush Blitz.' The South Australian bee specialists used molecular and morphological ... read more

Invasive Brood Parasites a Threat to Native Bird Species

Sep. 16, 2015 — North Americans might be seeing new species of birds in certain areas of the continent in the near future. According to research, Eurasian birds are beginning to develop a presence on our continent, ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — As the climate warms, many plants face an uphill struggle for survival. A new study indicates that this is particularly true wherever they face increased competition from plants that have migrated to ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — China has invested substantially in nature reserves to protect giant pandas in the wild. A new study finds that in addition to benefiting the charismatic pandas, the reserves also protect substantial ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Humans and habitat intersect in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI, a geography that now includes about one-third of homes in the United States within just 10 percent of the nation's land ... 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

Africanized Bees Continue to Spread in California

Sep. 11, 2015 — Biologists have found that the Africanized honey bee -- an aggressive hybrid of the European honey bee -- is continuing to expand its range northward since its introduction into Southern California ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — South Florida is on the front lines in the war against invasive reptiles and amphibians because its warm climate makes it a place where they like to live, a new study shows. Using computer models and ... read more

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