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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.

54 minutes ago from Phys.org

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This newfound hermit crab finds shelter in corals, not shells

A newly discovered hermit crab takes its cue from peanut worms and uses walking corals as a permanent shelter.

2 hours ago from ScienceNews

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California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Animal acoustic activity decline shows forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlife

Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced 'haze' they created, according to ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish

West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Winter restricts innovation—A new model for tropical plant biodiversity is based on the 'storage effect'

Based on data from 10 long-term forest monitoring plots, including seven from the Smithsonian's ForestGEO network, a team led by Jacob Usinowicz during his doctoral dissertation at the University ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Safe CO2 storage test aids top research project

A new method that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial greenhouse gas emissions is to be used by a leading research project.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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How do human impacts on wetlands affect animals?

A new Biological Reviews study provides a comprehensive assessment of how changes to wetlands affect animals, and the authors use their findings to provide recommendations for managing wetlands ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fish may use different behaviors to protect against parasites

New research indicates that fish may adapt their behaviour to defend against parasite infection. The findings are published in the Journal of Zoology.

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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