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Archive: Biodiversity

29 Sep 2016

High Stakes on the High Seas: A Call for International Reserves

by NICOLA JONES
Marine protected areas in national waters have proven successful in helping depleted fish stocks to recover. Now, there is growing momentum for the creation of extensive reserves on the high seas as a way of reversing decades of rampant overfishing. READ MORE

22 Sep 2016

What’s Killing Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

by DIANE TOOMEY
Biologist Eben Paxton is sounding the alarm about the catastrophic collapse of native bird populations on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. His group's research has uncovered the culprit: disease-carrying mosquitoes that have invaded the birds' mountain habitat. READ MORE

01 Sep 2016

Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other

by DIANE TOOMEY
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks. READ MORE

30 Aug 2016

Wildlife Farming: Does It Help Or Hurt Threatened Species?

by RICHARD CONNIFF
Wildlife farming is being touted as a way to protect endangered species while providing food and boosting incomes in rural areas. But some conservation scientists argue that such practices fail to benefit beleaguered wildlife. READ MORE

24 Aug 2016

Science in the Wild: The Legacy Of the U.S. National Park System

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30 Sep 2016: Governments Vote to Ban the Sale of World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

26 Sep 2016: Elephants in Africa Suffer Large Declines as Poaching Worsens in the Region

22 Sep 2016: What’s Killing the Native Birds in The Mountain Forests of Kauai?

16 Sep 2016: New Survey Highlights Recent Widespread Bird Loss in North America

15 Sep 2016: Obama Announces First Marine Protected Area off U.S. East Coast

12 Sep 2016: Dolphins Speak in Ways Similar To Human Conversation, Finds New Study

09 Sep 2016: Popular Insecticide Reduces Queen Bees’ Ability To Lay Eggs, Study Finds

08 Sep 2016: The World Has Lost 10 Percent Of Its Wilderness Over Last Two Decades

02 Sep 2016: Scientists Have Found Another Massive Reef In Australia

01 Sep 2016: Newly Discovered Fossils Break Record, Dating Back 3.7 Billion Years Ago


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