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Human-Induced Deforestation Is Causing an Increase in Malaria Cases

May 23, 2017 — A new study of 67 less-developed, malaria-endemic nations finds a link between deforestation and increasing malaria rates across developing ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Going under the common name of Elfin mountain toad, a new amphibian is recognized as one of the smallest representative of its group. The new species was identified from the highland wet forests of ... read more

Iron Deficiency Restrains Marine Microbes

May 19, 2017 — Iron is a critical nutrient in the ocean. Its importance for algae and the nitrogen cycle has already been investigated in detail. Now a new discovery shows that microbes also need iron to process ... read more

May 18, 2017 — The vast majority of coral reef fish produce large numbers of young that disperse into the ocean as larvae, drifting with the currents before settling down on a reef. A few reef fish, however keep ... read more

May 18, 2017 — A new study revealing the world's prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its landmark findings using an unusual aid: plasticine 'dummy caterpillars.' The new study has revealed a ... read more

May 18, 2017 — In 2013, researchers studying mosses and microbes growing at the southern end of the Antarctic Peninsula documented unprecedented ecological change over the last 50 years, driven by warming ... read more

May 18, 2017 — By analyzing both the genes that control color detecting photoreceptors and the structural components of the eye itself, evolutionary biologists have discovered male and female butterflies of one ... read more

Impact of Invasive Plants Can Linger Long After Eradication

May 18, 2017 — It is easy to assume that getting rid of invasive plants will allow a local ecosystem to return to its natural state, with native vegetation flourishing once again. However, the impact of weedy ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Biomarkers in the teeth of wild orangutans indicate nursing patterns related to food fluctuations in their habitats, which can help guide understanding of breast-feeding evolution in humans, ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have solved a mystery that has long shrouded our understanding of white oaks: where did they come ... 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

May 17, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate ... 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

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

A Tale of Two Sites: Marine Scientists Determine How the Larvae of a Common Coral Species Respond to Environmental Stresses in Taiwan, Moorea

May 16, 2017 — Marine scientists determine how the larvae of a common coral species respond to environmental stresses in Taiwan and ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples there and endangering some of the most biologically diverse ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Marine reserves -- sections of the ocean where fishing is prohibited -- promote coral reef sustainability by preventing overfishing and increasing fish abundance and diversity. But to be effective, ... read more

May 16, 2017 — An oystercatcher nest is washed away in a storm surge. Australian passerine birds die during a heatwave. A late frost in their breeding area kills off a group of American cliff swallows. Small ... read more

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