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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Jan. 19, 2017 — Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in future droughts? Scientists have examined those questions in a new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Human disturbance may often be criticized for harming the environment, but new research suggests a persistent lack of human attention in the central African forest could actually cause some tree ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A focus on policies to conserve tropical forests for their carbon storage value may imperil some of the world’s most biologically rich tropical forests, says new ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Farming doesn't always have to be harmful to bees: Even though farmers on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan traditionally slash-and-burn forest to create small fields, this practice can be ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to incomplete information. A new paper addresses ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. The findings suggest that bark thickness could help predict which forests and savannas will survive ... read more

Measuring Trees With the Speed of Sound

Jan. 5, 2017 — Foresters and researchers are using sound to look inside living trees. A new study presents methods for use of sonic tomography, which measures wood decay by sending sound waves through tree trunks. ... read more

Biologist Reveals Important Role Cities Play in Conservation of Threatened Species

Jan. 5, 2017 — The exhaustive international trade of wildlife has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. Coincidentally, many of the same species have been introduced to urban centers or wilderness areas ... read more

Domino Effect: The Loss of Plant Species Triggers the Extinction of Animals

Jan. 4, 2017 — When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species. Insects which depend on interactions with specific plant partners are particularly ... read more

Dec. 30, 2016 — Many scientists have attempted to tackle how climate change will affect the natural world by determining the thermal tolerance of various species, then predicting what will happen to them as our ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Southeast Asia is home to numerous felids, including the Asian golden cat and the bay cat. The two cat species are closely related sister species which split from each other 3.16 million years ago. ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — New research indicates that the impact of climate change on biodiversity depends on how much human beings have already affected the ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — Scientists expect trees will advance upslope as global temperatures increase, shifting the tree line—the mountain zone where trees become smaller and eventually stop growing—to higher elevations. ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The whitefly genome has been sequenced by an international team of researchers. The genome can serve as a foundation to fight this invasive global pest, which feeds on more than 1,000 plant species ... read more

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