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World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.

2 hours ago from BBC News

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from BBC News

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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice

Nitrogen fertilizers (applied as nitrate, NO3-, or ammonium, NH4+) improve the amount of grain produced per acre, but nitrogen runoff and volatilization pollute the water and the air. Production ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Great White demystified

Shark diving is helping tourists improve their perception about the largest predatory fish in the world.

5 hours ago from BBC News

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The Australian government's plan for biocontrol of the common carp presents several risks

Belgian, English and Australian scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp invading the ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New mutant coral symbiont alga able to switch off symbiosis

Researchers in Japan have identified the first spontaneous mutant coral symbiont alga that doesn't maintain a symbiotic relationship with its host.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Moths in mud can uncover prehistoric secrets

Moth scales, preserved in the mud of a coniferous forest lake, have been used to identify outbreaks of these insects over the past 10,000 years. This groundbreaking new technique, reported in ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Genetic tools complement the visual identification of endangered fish

Genetic tools can be a powerful complement to visual identification of endangered fish, indicates a study from the University of California, Davis.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Damage encourages maple species to become female, study finds

A few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of mountain ...

Thu 22 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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Tropical trees use unique method to resist drought

Tropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside.

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Phys.org

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