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May 21, 2016 — Researchers found that selectively fishing for lingcod in protected areas actually avoided hampering the recovery of other fish, including rockfish species listed as ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. ... read more

Complex Inter-Dependent Data: Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions

May 20, 2016 — New research suggests that current algorithms to represent networks have not truly considered the complex inter-dependencies in data, which can lead to erroneous analysis or predictions. Scientists ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A new study highlights the urgent need for action to save our coral reefs as 59 species of finfish disappear from catches over past 65 ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Spotting native alligators and crocodiles in Florida is common, but anyone who sees a large reptile may want to take a second look -- human-eaters that can grow to 18 feet long and weigh as much as a ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A key gene has been found that assisted the transition of plants from water to the land around 500 million years ago. The ANR gene is required to tolerate 'extreme dehydration' in the moss ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that hawk moths acquired the highest energy gain when they visited flowers that matched the length of their proboscis. The moths were supported in their choice of the ... read more

May 19, 2016 — For successful reintroduction of lynx into the wild, the number of released animals is crucial. If only a few lynx are reintroduced to found a population, the genetic diversity is too low to ensure ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A three-decade-old open air laboratory, where warm water from a nuclear power station is pumped into an enclosed basin in the Baltic Sea off the Swedish coast, gives researchers an unparalleled ... read more

Habitat Quality Drives Birds' Reproductive Success

May 18, 2016 — Five songbird species in California's oak woodlands each seek out a different habitat to maximize their reproductive success, according to new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Most living organisms adapt their behavior to the rhythm of day and night. Now, using laser scanners, scientists are studying the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, Arctic ecosystems. A new study shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Ecologists have set up camera traps in Africa. The images will help wildlife authorities in Botswana to target their conservation work more ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape. Therefore, ... read more

May 17, 2016 — While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world. Today marine biologists confirmed a key factor that could help them thrive through the ... read more

More Sea Turtles Survive With Less Beach Debris

May 16, 2016 — Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent, report scientists at the ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

May 16, 2016 — An entomologist at the University of Arkansas recently collected thirty species of plant-feeding wasps that had not been previously recorded in the state. While many of the species are widely ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Mexican authorities are being called on to immediately and indefinitely close all fisheries within the habitat of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoise. Only around 60 vaquitas ... read more

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