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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Study in Bats and Rodents Offers Insights on How Viruses Spread Across Species

Aug. 25, 2015 — Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community ... read more

Mites Might Be Mighty Pest Control Method

Aug. 17, 2015 — Biological control of pests, weeds, plants and animals gives “the best hope to providing lasting, environmentally sound and socially acceptable pest management,” according to a new ... 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

Evolution Peaks on Tropical Mountain

Aug. 12, 2015 — Tropical mountains have an exceptionally high biodiversity. This is also the case for Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. During an expedition, experts investigated the local fauna, flora, and ... read more

Researchers Develop Fast Test for Invasive Carp

Aug. 11, 2015 — A field test that quickly determines whether Asian grass carp, a threat to the Great Lakes, are sterile or can reproduce has been developed by scientists. Ohio and neighboring states prohibit sale of ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Feral animals and pest plants threaten many Australian species in the Lake Eyre Basin, the world's largest internally draining lake system in central Australia. A three-year study has ... read more

Bringing the Tasmanian Devil Back to Mainland Australia Would Restore Ecosystem Health

Aug. 11, 2015 — Australian researchers have conducted the first study assessing the ecological impact of returning Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia, as a way to replace culled dingoes as apex ... read more

Native Plants Alone May Not Be the Best Option for Pollinating Insects in UK Gardens

Aug. 11, 2015 — New research identifies that a mix of plants from around the world may be the most effective way to sustain pollinators. The research reveals a mixture of native and non-native ornamental plants may ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Shade may limit the presence of invasive plants along streams and rivers, based on a study conducted using stream condition data collected by means of the Natural Resources Conservation Service ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — After wildfire, Northern California forests are beginning to look more like those seen in Mexico and Southern ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A world-first underwater study of fish in their natural environment has shown how predicted ocean acidification from climate change will devastate temperate marine habitats and ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Researchers continue to study ways to nip the West Nile virus in the bud and monitor its spread by tracking rainfall, groundwater levels, mosquito abundance, wild bird populations and virus ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — New analyses of vertebrate groups performed by an evolutionary biologist suggest that land animals proliferate more rapidly than their aquatic counterparts. The findings may help explain biodiversity ... read more

High-Altitude Climate Change to Kill Cloud Forest Plants

Aug. 7, 2015 — Scientists have discovered many tropical, mountaintop plants won't survive global warming, even under the best-case climate scenario. Many of the species they studied will likely not be able to ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — During an extensive sampling of the water mite fauna across the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil, a new mite genus has been proposed and diagnosed. The research also led to the discovery of a new ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Carrying itself with a dark mask on its face and a broad shapeless white mark on its chest, a frog had been jumping across the Peruvian cloud forests of the Andes unrecognized by the scientific ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — An intriguing study involving walking stick insects shows how natural selection, the engine of evolution, can also impede the formation of new ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Garden lovers and horticulturalists now have two new species names to add to their vocabulary and memory. The world's most commercially successful dogwood garden trees have finally received ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Flowers can pose a grave danger to bees, a team of researchers has determined. The study is the first to show that not only can bees disperse parasites around the environment but also that flowers ... read more

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