Endangered vultures in Nepal are increasing in number thanks to a so-called vulture restaurant that provides a safe place for the birds to feast on dead animals. The vulture population had been decimated by a lethal drug used to treat inflamation in cattle but now, the restaurant's menu selections appear to be helping.
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May 28, 2015 For years, scientists have been aware of the potential problems of antibiotics being present in wastewater, and new research is showing that treatments to clean wastewater may actually be creating ... read more
May 28, 2015 Even though the walnut twig beetle is likely native to Arizona, California, and New Mexico, it has become an invasive pest to economically and ecologically important walnut ... read more
May 28, 2015 One key element of organic agriculture is that it rejects unpredictable technologies, such as genetic engineering. But what if adding a gene from undomesticated plants to bring back a natural trait ... read more
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May 27, 2015 Not every encounter between predator and prey results in death. A new study co-authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that prey emit warning cues that can ultimately ... read more
May 27, 2015 A longhorned beetle's sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. ... read more
Nov. 17, 2011 Vultures in South Asia were on the brink of extinction until Lindsay Oaks and Richard Watson, from The Peregrine Fund in the US, undertook observational and forensic studies to find out why the ... read more
May 11, 2011 The ban on a veterinary drug which caused an unprecedented decline in Asian vulture populations has shown the first signs of progress, according to scientists. However, the recovery of the wild ... read more
Dec. 12, 2010 The Egyptian vulture population of the Canary Islands was established following the arrival of the first human settlers who brought livestock to the islands. A genetic comparison of Iberian and ... read more
Sep. 3, 2010 While vultures across Asia teeter on the brink of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, according wildlife ... read more