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Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bee’s Ability to Fly

Biologists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly. The study, which employed a bee “flight mill,” raises concerns about how pesticides affect honey bee pollination and long-term effects on the health of honey bee colonies.

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Honeybees in Danger, Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo, Panamanian Golden Frogs, Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworms, and More in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and features on ecology and wildlife.

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Isle Royale, Wolves, Moose, Ecology, Conservation

Two in the Pack: No Changes for Isle Royale Wolves

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Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park.

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Science Fiction Horror Wriggles Into Reality with Discovery of Giant Sulfur-Powered Shipworm

Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to investigate a never before studied species a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal. The findings will be published online in the Apr. 17 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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climate sensitivity, University of Washington, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Science

Models, Observations Not So Far Apart on Planet's Response to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A closer look at how the planet responds to greenhouse gases debunks recent observations suggesting Earth's temperature is less sensitive than climate models predict to rising carbon dioxide.

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Is That Real Sand, Orchids and Fungus, Models on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

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Orchids and Fungus: A Conservation Connection

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Orchids make up 10 percent of the world's plant species; more than 50 percent of native orchids in North America are listed as threatened or endangered in some part of their home range. Botanist Dennis Whigham and his colleagues at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Md., are doing their part to conserve these beautiful flowers by studying the interactions between orchids and fungi.

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Researchers Find Mushrooms May Hold Clues to Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Lawns

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Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates may alter vegetation like forests, croplands, and 40 million acres of American lawns. They found that the clues may lie in an unexpected source, mushrooms.

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For New Carbon Markets, Try Old Growth

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A fifteen-year study in Vermont shows that imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques.

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Bumblebees Boost Blueberry Yield

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This good news comes as Florida growers head into the heart of blueberry season.







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