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Largest Ever Study Reveals Globally Protected Areas Benefit Broad Range of Species

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The world’s protected areas do benefit a broad range of species – scientists from a collaborative research project led by the University of Sussex have discovered for the first-time.

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Videos Reveal Birds, Bats and Bugs Near Ivanpah Solar Project Power Towers

Video surveillance is the most effective method for detecting animals flying around solar power towers, according to a study of various techniques by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System facility in southeastern California.

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Cod and Climate

In recent decades, the plight of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England has been front-page news. Since the 1980s in particular, the once-seemingly inexhaustible stocks of Gadus morhua -- one of the most important fisheries in North America -- have declined dramatically.

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Can Adirondack Forests Help Fight Climate Change?

Environmental studies and sciences professor Kurt Smemo and student researchers Daniel Casarella ’18 and Jen Cristiano ’18 have embarked on an ambitious, multiyear study to identify a primary factor for controlling organic-matter decomposition in forest ecosystems—processes that either capture or release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and therefore mediate our climate system.

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WCS Chile’s Education Program for Conservation Among the Best Environmental Projects in Latin America

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The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is pleased to announce that the WCS Chile program has been nominated for the 2016 Latinoamérica Verde Awards, an event that recognizes work to address the most critical environmental issues of the region since 2013.

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Bizarre Bacteria Causing Major Cattle Disease Named by UC Davis Researchers

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After more than 50 years of research, the tick-borne bacterium responsible for one of the most troubling and economically devastating cattle diseases in the Western United States has been named and genetically characterized by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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NZ Wren DNA Analysis Reshapes Geological Theory

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A DNA analysis of living and extinct species of mysterious New Zealand wrens may change theories around the country’s geological and evolutionary past.

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Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal Sheds Light on Earth, Moon, Mars

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MADISON – In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures when an asteroid formed Meteor Crater in northern Arizona some 49,000 years ago.

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Count Seals in Antarctica From the Comfort of Your Couch

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A new citizen science project uses satellite images to get first-ever, comprehensive count of Weddell seals in Antarctica. Counting seals will help scientists better protect and conserve the pristine Ross Sea and wildlife in the area.

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Nova Southeastern University Researcher Discovers Unique Anatomical Characteristic in Barnacle Study

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NSU research scientist collaborated with colleague to study the male sexual organ of barnacles, which it turns out is a marine creature that has been studied dating all the way back to Charles Darwin.

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Invasive Garden 'Super Ants' Take Hold Faster Than Ever in UK, New Research Finds

First discovered in 2009, there are now a total of six known UK infestations of the Lasius neglectus which thrive in greenhouses and domestic gardens. Originating from Asia, they are likely to have arrived in the UK through the import of plants from infected areas.

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Japanese Tadpoles Relax in Hot Springs

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Japanese tadpoles can live and grow in natural hots springs, or onsen, with water temperatures as high as 46.1oC (115oF). Living in onsen may benefit the tadpoles' immune systems, speed their growth, and allow the tadpoles to survive on small volcanic islands where there are few other natural sources of fresh water.

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Human ‘Super Predator’ More Terrifying Than Bears, Wolves and Dogs

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Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’

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Before Animals, Evolution Waited Eons to Inhale

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Time to smash the beaker when thinking about oxygen concentrations in water, at the time when animal life first evolved. Oceans stacked O2 here and depleted it there, as this novel model demonstrates. It may well toss a wrench into the way we have dated the evolution of the earliest animals.

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Study With Aye-Ayes and Slow Loris Finds That Prosimians Prefer Alcohol

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Study Sheds New Light on the Origins of Human Alcohol Consumption

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First Discovery From 'New Riversleigh' -- a New Extinct Carnivorous Marsupial

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A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's drying forests about 5 million years ago has been identified from a fossil discovered in remote northwestern Queensland.

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Unusual New Zoantharian Species Is the First Described Solitary Species in Over 100 Years

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A very unusual new species of zoantharian surprised Drs Takuma Fujii and James Davis Reimer, affiliated with Kagoshima University and University of the Ryukyus.

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NMU Archaeology Class Unearths Beaver Island History

Relatively little physical evidence exists of the early occupants and fascinating history of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, A Northern Michigan University summer archaeology field school is gradually filling that void while giving students hands-on experience in excavation techniques and artifact analysis.

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Living on Borrowed Time

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Unfortunately, loss of plant and animal habitat leads to local species extinctions and a loss of diversity from ecosystems. Fortunately, not all of the extinctions occur at once. Conservation actions may still be able to save threatened species, according to William Newmark, a vertebrate zoologist at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.

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University of Montana Research Unveils New Player in Lichen Symbiosis

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Dating back nearly 150 years, a classic example of symbiosis has been the lichen: a mutually helpful relationship between an alga and a fungus.