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World's first known manta ray nursery discovered

A graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered the world's ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Climate change to overtake land use as major threat to global biodiversity

Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles being significantly more affected ...

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Industrial microbes could feed cattle, pigs and chicken with less damage to the environment

Today's agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment and climate, including deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

If you want to know about the future of coral reefs that harbor marine life and protect coastlines, sometimes that means you have to go there and count barnacles.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

There are low levels of cocaine and other drugs in many rivers, and lab studies suggest that European eels are suffering muscle damage as a result

15 hours ago from Newscientist

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Light pollution a reason for insect decline

Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers say short-term management responses to climate change-mediated disasters can be maladaptive in the long-term

As hurricane season commences on the East Coast and the West Coast heads into fire season, there's no time like the present to consider the short- and long-term effects of responses to disasters ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Whether wheat weathers heat waves

A heat wave sweeps through a city and people swelter, running indoors to find air conditioning. But crops out in a field aren't so lucky. For them, there is no escape.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Do bats adapt to gates at abandoned mines?

Abandoned mines can serve as roost sites for bats, but because the mines pose serious risks to humans, officials often install gates at their entrances. With more than 80,000 abandoned mines ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation's political polarization, with a new report demonstrating that a city's water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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