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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Top 10 New Species for 2017

May 19, 2017 — A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made ESF's list of the Top 10 New Species for 2017. Also listed: a freshwater stingray, a bush ... read more

May 17, 2017 — The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a new ... read more

'Trojan Fish': Invasive Rabbitfish Spread Invasive Species

May 17, 2017 — For some time, unicellular benthic organisms from the Indo-Pacific have been spreading in the Mediterranean. An international team of scientists has now found evidence that a possible path of ... read more

Bumblebee Populations Higher in Detroit Than in Some Less-Urbanized Areas; Vacant Lots Could Be a Factor

May 17, 2017 — A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized ... read more

May 17, 2017 — A new study of Australian wildflower communities is improving understanding of how climatic stress controls plant diversity, based on the strategies different species use to survive, grow and ... read more

How Have European Freshwater Fish Species Changed Over Time?

May 17, 2017 — Over time, humans have contributed to the loss of native species and have introduced non-native species throughout Europe. A new analysis shows how European freshwater fish have changed profoundly ... read more

Venom Becomes More Potent as Brown Snakes Age

May 16, 2017 — The 'blood nuking' capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation. New research has shown the venom of young brown snakes attacks the nervous ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Invasive parasites are a biological oxymoron. And yet, they are in our backyards. A new study analyzes the case of a brood parasitic bird, the pin-tailed whydah (<i>Vidua macroura</i>) ... read more

Global Distribution of Sea Animals

May 11, 2017 — Researchers analyze data about the global distribution of sea animals and develop a Web ... read more

May 10, 2017 — The world's only population of Javan rhinoceros, already under severe threat from poaching, could go extinct in the future due to natural disasters, including volcanic eruptions and ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Walking along the beaches of New England, it's easy to spot large amounts of fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes beneath the water. Researchers looked at ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The federal program that pays farmers to plant agricultural land with environmentally beneficial vegetation is probably the reason that sage grouse still live in portions of Washington's ... read more

Assessment Concludes Urban Forests in Chicago Region Face a Warmer, Wetter Future

May 9, 2017 — A first-ever assessment of urban forest vulnerability to climate change in the Chicago region suggests that native tree species in a 7-million-acre area may decline while invasive species may thrive ... read more

Protecting Life's Tangled Ecological Webs

May 9, 2017 — Keeping habitats connected, so that species can move in response to environmental change, is crucial to ecosystem ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Ecologists have found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the US Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense, and less fire-prone, ... read more

Microscopic Soil Creatures Could Orchestrate Massive Tree 'Migrations'

May 8, 2017 — Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to 'migrate' to higher elevations in order to survive. Researchers have discovered that tiny below-ground ... read more

The Evolutionary Story of the Birch Tree, Told Through 80 Genomes

May 8, 2017 — A new study sequences the genomes of 80 silver birch trees, a tree that has not been studied much by scientists despite its commercial value for papermaking, construction, furniture-building and ... read more

Stink Bugs: Free Guide for Agricultural Integrated Pest Management

May 4, 2017 — Farmers in the midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for understanding and ... read more

Resistance to Herbivory Varies Among Tamarix Populations

May 3, 2017 — Growing evidence suggests that the hybridization of Tamarix may provide variation in traits that could promote local ... read more

Turning Chicken Feces, Weeds Into Biofuel

May 3, 2017 — Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird's popularity results in a lot of waste that can pollute soil and water. One strategy for dealing with poultry poop is to ... read more

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