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December 9, 2019

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Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought, as assessments fail to account for long-lasting impact of land change, a new study ... read more
In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a ... read more
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating ... read more

Miniature Fanged 'Deer' Rediscovered Tiptoeing Through Vietnam's Coastal Forests

Biologists have rediscovered a species lost to science since 1990 called a silver-backed chevrotain -- a deer-like species that is the size of a ... read more
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Changing Wildfires in the California's Sierra Nevada May Threaten Northern Goshawks

Research suggests fire, as it becomes more frequent and severe, poses a substantial risk to goshawks in the Sierra Nevada ... read more

Migratory Birds Shrinking as Climate Warms, New Analysis of Four-Decade Record Shows

North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades, and their wings have gotten a bit longer. Both changes appear to be responses to a warming ... read more

Most of America's National Parks Are Facing a Grave and Immediate Threat

More than half of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat: the ongoing presence and spread of invasive animal species. The National Park Service has taken the first step ... read more

Through the Eyes of Animals

Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software ... read more

Female Fish Can Breed a New Species If They Aren't Choosy About Who Is Mr. Right

Female fish can breed a new species if they aren't choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male's coloring is attractive enough or if the ... read more

Whaling and Climate Change Led to 100 Years of Feast or Famine for Antarctic Penguins

New research reveals how penguins have dealt with more than a century of human impacts in Antarctica and why some species are winners or losers in this rapidly changing ... read more

Tiny Woodlands Are More Important Than Previously Thought

Small woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests according to a new study. The small woodlands, sometimes even smaller than a football field, can easily ... read more

When Reefs Die, Parrotfish Thrive

In contrast to most other species, reef-dwelling parrotfish populations boom in the wake of severe coral bleaching. The surprise finding came when researchers looked at fish populations in severely ... read more

Sounds of the Past Give New Hope for Coral Reef Restoration

Young fish can be drawn to degraded coral reefs by loudspeakers playing the sounds of healthy reefs, according to new ... read more

Operational Mapping System for High-Resolution Tropical Forest Carbon Emissions

For the first time, scientists have developed a method to monitor carbon emissions from tropical forests at an unprecedented level of detail. The approach will provide the basis for developing a ... read more

Shrewd Savannah Species Choose Friends With Benefits on the African Plains

For species trying to boost their chances of avoiding predation, it could be a classic case of 'it's not what you know, it's who you know that matters,' according to new ... read more

Animals Could Help Humans Monitor Oceans

Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic ... read more

Nearly 40% of Plant Species Are Very Rare and Are Vulnerable to Climate Change

Almost 40 percent of global flora is categorized as 'exceedingly rare,' and these species are most at risk of extinction by human development and as the climate continues to change, ... read more

Biodiversity and Wind Energy

The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central ... read more

Bad News for Nemo: Clownfish Can't Adapt to Rapid Environmental Changes

The beloved anemone fish popularized by the movies 'Finding Nemo' and 'Finding Dory' don't have the genetic capacity to adapt to rapid changes in their environment, according ... read more

Habitat Restoration Alone Not Enough to Support Threatened Caribou

New research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou -- an iconic animal that's a major part of boreal forests in North America and a key part of the ... read more

Japanese Anime and Zoos Boost Public Interest in Conservation of Real-Life Animal Characters

Animated shows with animal characters -- specifically the Japanese anime Kemono Friends -- can increase public interest in real wildlife, including boosting donations to conservation programs at ... read more

Woody Plants With Undesirable Tendencies

A weed is normally defined as a plant, native or non-native, that is not valued where it is growing. An invasive species is generally defined as a species that not only spreads geographically outside ... read more

Did Human Hunting Activities Alone Drive Great Auks' Extinction?

New insight on the extinction history of a flightless seabird that vanished from the shores of the North Atlantic during the 19th century has been published ... read more

Forests Face Climate Change Tug of War

Increased carbon dioxide allows plants to photosynthesize more and use less water. But warmer temperatures drive plants to use more water and photosynthesize less. So, which force, CO2 fertilization ... read more

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