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Apr. 20, 2016 — Computer scientists, programmers, theorists, applied mathematicians, economists, biologists and environmental scientists have helped create a new field, computational sustainability, addressing ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

The Ecological Role of Fruit Aroma

Apr. 12, 2016 — Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Studies in a group of tropical birds have revealed one of the fastest limb muscles on record for any animal with a backbone. The muscle, which can move the wing at more than twice the speeds required ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — New regulations by the government of Ecuador to protect the waters around the Galapagos Islands as a marine preserve, including main feeding areas for Galapagos ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Broadbills produce a startlingly loud sound that they make with their wings to mark off territory. Researchers have hypothesized that it is the outermost wing feathers that make the sound. Now a ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — An economic analysis of data gathered from survey respondents who bought South Dakota hunting licenses showed that more than $37.5 million was generated through those who hunted on land set aside ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe and the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study on how the West Nile virus evolves in four species of mosquitos shows that viruses accumulate mutations in their insect carriers that reduce how well they reproduce when passed on to a ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Black wattle, flowering trees also known as Australian acacia, have been observed to rapidly invade local airports in Yunnan province, southwestern China. According to the ecologists, this alien ... read more

Heirloom Dry Beans Suitable for Small-Scale Organic Production

Mar. 28, 2016 — Heirloom dry bean cultivars were evaluated for yield and yield stability at four small-scale organic vegetable productions in Minnesota. The mean yield of heirloom cultivars was about 44 percent ... read more

Botulism in Waterbirds: Mortality Rates and New Insights Into How It Spreads

Mar. 25, 2016 — Outbreaks of botulism killed large percentages of waterbirds inhabiting a wetland in Spain. The botulinum toxin's spread may have been abetted by an invasive species of water snail which ... read more

The First 3-D Atlas of the Extinct Dodo

Mar. 25, 2016 — For the first time since its extinction, a 3-D atlas of the skeletal anatomy of the dodo has been created, based upon two exceptional dodo skeletons that have remained unstudied for over a century. ... read more

Antarctic Birds Recognize Individual Humans

Mar. 25, 2016 — Brown skuas in Antarctica can discriminate individual people, even though they normally do not see many people around. Scientists studied brown skuas living in ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Extensive testing of malarial DNA found in birds, bats and other small mammals from five East African countries revealed that malaria has its roots in bird hosts. It then spread from birds to bats ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Making changes to the early lives of young pheasants can help prevent them dying needlessly, researchers have found. Giving pheasants raised perches in their pens during their first seven weeks helps ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Some species of plants are capable of colonizing new habitats thanks to birds that transport their seeds in their plumage or digestive tract. Until recently it was known that birds could do this over ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes as well. Yet birds are famed more for their good visual acuity. New research now shows that, in small ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — New research has paved the way for drones to revolutionize ecological monitoring. The research found that drones are much more precise at monitoring the size of seabird colonies in tropical and polar ... read more

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