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Researchers Capture, Document First Northern Saw-Whet Owl in Arkansas

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Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in Arkansas.

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Urban Sprawl Promotes Worm Exchange Across Species

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New research has shed light on the complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans.

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Least Known Chimpanzee Threatened by Climate Change

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Human beings are not the only great ape species likely to be severely impacted by climate change in the future. According to a new study by the Drexel University, Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups, the Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee—the most endangered of all chimpanzee subspecies—may lose much of its habitat within the next five years and fully half of it in the next century.

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Snack Attack: Bears Munch on Ants and Help Plants Grow

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Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears’ diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.

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Zolushka, (the Russian Translation for Cinderella), the Tiger, Rescued And Released Back Into the Wild

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The Russian Far East is the setting for a Cinderella story. In this case, Cinderella is a tiger. An orphaned, starved, frost-bitten cub was rescued in the winter of 2012, rehabilitated, released, and now is possibly mating and re-colonizing former tiger territory, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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Researchers Introduce Macrosystems Approach to Study Stream Ecology

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Walter Dodds, Kansas State University distinguished professor of biology, has led researchers in creating the Stream Biome Gradient Concept, which is a way to compare streams in different climates and different continents. The concept can improve how researchers study streams worldwide.

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New Study Reveals Oldest Primate Lived in Trees

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Say “primate” and most people wouldn’t think of a tree-dwelling, squirrel-like creature that weighs no more than a deck of playing cards, but a new study suggests that may perfectly describe humans’ earliest primate ancestors.

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University Students Study Ecosystem Changes From Bison Population

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Students study impacts of bison overcrowding at Grand Canyon National Park. Officials will include student's research findings in the environmental impact statement process underway now.

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Non-Native Plants Widespread, Plenty of Space to Invade

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The first comprehensive assessment of native vs. non-native plant distribution in the continental U.S., finds non-native plant species are much more widespread than natives, a finding the authors call very surprising. Even species with only a handful of occurrences were distributed widely.

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Virginia Tech Paleontologist Names a Carnivorous Reptile That Preceded Dinosaurs

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Paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt's latest addition to the paleontological vernacular is Nundasuchus, a 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile with steak knifelike teeth and bony plates on the back.