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Climate Change Impacting Wildlife, Feeding Wild Dolphins, Conserving Blakiston's Fish Owl, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

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Extreme Waves, Melting Canadian Glaciers, Lionfish in the Gulf, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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Dr. Jonathan Slaght, Blakiston’s fish owl

Dr. Jonathan Slaght to Be Honored for Work to Conserve Blakiston’s Fish Owl

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The WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today that Dr. Jonathan Slaght will be honored for his work in Russia to conserve the Blakiston’s fish owl, an endangered species and the largest owl in the world.

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Largest Undersea Landslide Revealed on the Great Barrier Reef

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James Cook University scientists have helped discover the remnants of a massive undersea landslide on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Making a Scavenger -- the Meat-Thieving Traits That Have Stood the Test of Time

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Nature requires the right mix of biological ingredients to make a good scavenger.

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Creating Bionic Enzymes

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Scientists replace iron in muscle protein, combining the best aspects of chemical and biological catalysts for enhanced production of chemicals and fuels.

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Evolution, Genome, Genome size

Genomes in Flux: New Study Reveals Hidden Dynamics of Bird and Mammal DNA Evolution

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Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over the past 100 million years, the human lineage has lost one-fifth of its DNA, while an even greater amount was added, report scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Until now, the extent to which our genome has expanded and contracted had been underappreciated.

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How Much Drought Can a Forest Take?

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Aerial tree mortality surveys show patterns of tree death during extreme drought.

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Biology, Evolution, Biodiversity, Genetics, Species

Genomic Tools for Species Discovery Inflate Estimates of Species Numbers, U-Michigan Biologists Contend

Increasingly popular techniques that infer species boundaries in animals and plants solely by analyzing genetic differences are flawed and can lead to inflated diversity estimates, according to a new study from two University of Michigan evolutionary biologists.

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Earth, moon, isotopic analysis

Isotopic Similarities Seen in Materials That Formed Earth, Moon

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Where did the materials that make up the Earth and moon come from—and when did they arrive?

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Study: Voters Want to Preserve Forests, Water

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Demand for ecosystem protection is increasing.

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The Tasmanian Tiger Had a Brain Structure Suited to a Predatory Life Style

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Brain scans suggest the action-planning part of the cortex was large in these extinct predators.

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Translating Basic Biological Research to Cancer Drug Discovery

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New information on the details of a key protein, obtained using DOE user facilities, could help scientists design ways to inhibit tumor growth without activating other tumor-producing pathways.

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Big Data Shows How What We Buy Affects Endangered Species

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The things we consume, from iPhones to cars to IKEA furniture, have costs that go well beyond their purchase price. What if the soybeans used to make that tofu you ate last night were grown in fields that were hewn out of tropical rainforests? Or if that tee-shirt you bought came from an industrial area that had been carved out of high-value habitat in Malaysia?

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December 2016 Health and Wellness Tips

Health and wellness tips about preventing blood shortages, cardiorespiratory fitness check-up, and avoid holiday heart syndrome.

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Insectivorous Long-Fingered Bats May Also Be Capable of Catching Fish, Should the Opportunity Arise

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Experience and learning may help bats improve their instinctive fishing technique

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Climate Change Is Already Causing Widespread Local Extinction in Plant and Animal Species

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Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research, publishing on December 8th in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.

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Zahavi’s handicap principle, Natural Selection, Sexual Selection, Evolution, Biology, ornamentation

Study Explains Evolution Phenomenon That Puzzled Darwin

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Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments -- think deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on beetles -- that can be a liability to survival? Northwestern University researchers have a possible explanation for this puzzling phenomenon of evolution.

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Songbirds Sound the Alarm About Traffic Noise

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A new study led by Pacific University biologist Chris Templeton demonstrates that the alarm calls of songbirds are dramatically impaired by road traffic noise. Research by Templeton and colleagues has shown that signals critical for the survival of animals are compromised when birds live near even moderately busy roads.

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Moths, Trees, Defoliation, Caterpillars, plant protection

Emergence of winter moths has URI scientist worried about another spring of defoliation

Winter moths are creating a nuisance and laying eggs that may lead to another spring of defoliated and dying trees.







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