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Newswise: What Is An Endangered Species?
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Human-caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

University of Gothenburg

The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

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17-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

Domestic Mallards Gone Wild

University of Texas at El Paso

A recent study published in the journal Molecular Ecology presents significant findings related to the genetic makeup of two North American iconic ducks: mallards and American black ducks.

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17-Jan-2020 12:10 AM EST
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New Penguin Colony Discovered in Argentina

Wildlife Conservation Society

Just in time for Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th, WCS researchers announced the discovery of a new colony of Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) on a remote island in Argentina.

Channels: Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Wildfires,

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16-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

AgriLife Research Develops Tropical Hibiscus Hybrids Ready for Market

Texas A&M AgriLife

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market.

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16-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Iowa State University

Diversified crop rotations protect water quality and have other environmental benefits, but recent experiments show that farms can’t rely on such rotations to improve carbon storage in the soil. The findings contradict widely held expectations that the extensive root systems of perennials and cover crops would deposit carbon in soils.

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Newswise: Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas
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Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas

University of Washington

In this week's issue of Science, marine scientists make the case for the United Nations to include mobile marine protected areas in the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS, now being updated since its last signing in 1982.

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15-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Fossil Is the Oldest-Known Scorpion

Ohio State University

Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both ancient oceans and on land.

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