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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Melting Polar Ice, Rising Sea Levels Not Only Climate Change Dangers

Feb. 23, 2017 — Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, suggests a new study, but proof of its impact is sometimes found in unlikely ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover. This applies in particular to trees with large fruit ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists have performed the first study ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — High levels of selenium have been found in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants. Concentrations of selenium exceeding EPA-recommended ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over 2,000 years ago by ancient people who built hundreds of large, mysterious ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Scientists have determined ecologically valuable areas within China. The country plans to protect these areas as part of an ecological ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Remote cameras can transform monitoring wildlife and habitat biodiversity worldwide, outlines a new ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic wildlife that live in these ... read more

Forty-Four Invading Species 'Loose' in North Atlantic

Jan. 30, 2017 — Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised as a ... read more

Challenging Traditional Theories on Organisms' 'Range Expansion'

Jan. 27, 2017 — As climate change and biological invasions continue to impact global biodiversity, scientists suggest that the way organisms move to new areas, called range expansion, can be impacted directly by ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru identify new regions for conservation effort. Scientists used airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, to identify preservation targets by ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An invasive dune plant has an advantage over its native counterpart: the invasive is better at preventing erosion of dunes during big storms, report ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Some 470 million years ago, during the middle part of the geological period known as the Ordovician, an asteroid collision took place somewhere between Mars and Jupiter. The collision caused an ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Chimpanzees are an endangered species and scientists and conservationists are turning to the NASA-US Geological Survey Landsat satellites to help bolster their efforts to preserve their forest ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — New research suggests that cooperative breeding makes mammal species such as meerkats better suited to dry, harsh ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Bioinvasion Is Jeopardizing Mediterranean Marine Communities

Jan. 23, 2017 — Non-indigenous species are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, ... read more

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