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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Bushmeat Hunting Threatens Mammal Populations and Ecosystems, Poses Food Security Threat

Oct. 20, 2016 — The ongoing decline of more than 300 species of animals is having significant environmental impacts and posing a food security threat for millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America, ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — A new paper is one of only a handful of reports documenting and analyzing the patterns of morel mushroom growth following a wildfire. Within Yosemite National Park, morels were most likely to cluster ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The impact of old forest roads on the species diversity in the rainforest of Central Guyana has been the focus of recent research. Investigators reached the conclusion that the established roads may ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Günther's sea snake (Microcephalophis cantoris), a rarely seen venomous sea snake with distribution thought to stretch from the Malay Peninsula to Pakistan, has now been recorded from Iranian ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fare under climate change in the decades and centuries to come? Not too badly, according to a study, ... read more

'Snotty Gobble' Could Be Good Weed Controller

Oct. 10, 2016 — A native parasitic plant found commonly throughout south-eastern Australia, is showing great promise as a potential biological control agent against introduced weeds that cost millions of dollars ... read more

Oct. 7, 2016 — Female moths produce a sex pheromone, a different blend of chemicals for each species, which attracts males from a distance. Males detect these chemicals with exquisitely sensitive hair-like ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — A scientist sought a humane way to end the lives of snails in a laboratory. She found a dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent ethyl alcohol solution sedates the snails. Then they don't ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — New information necessitates revising the scenarios on how the enormous species richness in Amazonia has evolved and which factors define species ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — A new study has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — While new ant species are usually discovered in surveys involving researchers searching through leaf litter, it turns out that sifting through the stomach contents of insect-eating frogs might prove ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — The new information necessitates revising the scenarios on how the enormous species richness in Amazonia has evolved, and which factors define species distributions, say ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Invasive insects cause at least 69 billion euros of damage per annum worldwide, say investigators, whose study brought together the largest database ever developed on economic damage attributable to ... read more

Cities Can Serve as a Refuge for Insect Pollinators

Oct. 3, 2016 — Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has ... read more

Forest Inventory: Unmanned Helicopters on a Data Collection Mission

Oct. 3, 2016 — In many forests, the collection of information pertaining to the wood remains neglected, due to a shortage of specially trained personnel, specific expertise, funding, or appropriate technology. A ... read more

Are Suburban Garden Ponds Spreading Lethal Frog Disease?

Sep. 29, 2016 — Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fueling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus in England, ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and should save from ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — The effects of an intense storm every twenty-five years could make the marine alga populations of <em>Cystoseira zosteroides</em> disappear – an endemic species of the Mediterranean ... read more

Different Tree Species Use the Same Genes to Adapt to Climate Change, Researchers Find

Sep. 22, 2016 — Both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness -- a trait that allows plants to tolerate ... read more

Culex Mosquitoes Do Not Transmit Zika Virus, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — Important results in the fight against Zika virus has been identified by researchers: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika ... read more

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