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Article ID: 689075

WCS Media Briefing: The Hi-Tech Tool Poachers Hate

Wildlife Conservation Society

1) SMART Connect allows rangers and conservation area managers to exchange critical information and transmit data in real time, 2) Developer of “SMART Connect” will explain how new tool can revolutionize protected area management, 3) SMART is currently deployed in over 600 sites in 55 countries around the world

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13-Feb-2018 7:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 689502

Every Rose Has Its Thorn — and Its Tick

Washington University in St. Louis

When it comes to avoiding Lyme disease, know your forest. That's the cautionary tale from a new study which found that ticks in urban parks in Delaware dominated by an invasive rose bush were nearly twice as likely to be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, as compared to ticks from uninvaded forest fragments.

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13-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689496

Researchers Quantify Nutritional Value of Soil Fungi to the Serengeti Food Web

Northern Arizona University

A new study by Northern Arizona University scientists shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti.

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13-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689275

Drones Deliver Green Transportation Option

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

By getting your next package delivered by drone, you could be saving energy, but only if companies deploy drones sensibly. New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder shows that drone-based delivery could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in the transportation sector.

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9-Feb-2018 6:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689203

#Epicduckchallenge Shows We Can Count on Drones

University of Adelaide

A few thousand rubber ducks, a group of experienced wildlife spotters and a drone have proven the usefulness and accuracy of drones for wildlife monitoring. A University of Adelaide study showed that monitoring wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional counting approaches.

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8-Feb-2018 12:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689277

When It Comes to Extinction Risk, Body Size Matters

Santa Fe Institute

Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth—something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can survive.

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9-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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UCI-Led Study Identifies ‘Hot Spots’ of Water Quality Violations

University of California, Irvine

While serious violations like those in the Flint, Michigan, crisis are rare, ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water poses challenges for communities across the country, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Irvine.

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12-Feb-2018 4:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 689335

Middle Earth Preserved in Giant Bird Dung

University of Adelaide

While the giant birds that once dominated New Zealand are all extinct, a study of their preserved dung (coprolites) has revealed many aspects of their ancient ecosystem, with important insights for ongoing conservation efforts.

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12-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 689359

Innovative Restoration of Coral Reefs Helps Protect Caribbean Islands

University of California, Santa Cruz

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy have measured the protective role of coral reefs and field-tested a solution that reduces coastal risks by combining innovative engineering with restoration ecology.

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12-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689349

MSU Uses $3 Million NASA Grant to Find Better Ways to Regulate Dams

Michigan State University

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment.

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12-Feb-2018 10:20 AM EST
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