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Six new species of goblin spiders named after famous goblins and brownies

Fictional characters originally 'described' by famous English children's writer Enid Blyton have given their names to six new species of minute goblin spiders discovered in the diminishing forests ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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Garden seed influences young turtle doves' survival chances

Young turtle doves raised on a diet of seeds from non-cultivated arable plants are more likely to survive after fledging than those relying on food provided in people's gardens, new research ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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Many wildlife-vehicle collisions preventable

A new study from the University of Waterloo has found that Ontario could save millions by implementing simple measures to help prevent vehicle accidents involving wildlife.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from

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Neonics are being ingested by free-ranging animals, study finds

Health impacts of neonicotinoids may go well beyond bees, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Wed 20 Jun 18 from

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Exotic invasions can drive native species extinct

Latest research from the University of Southampton has revealed the impact of exotic species upon native wildlife, which could potentially lead to native plant species extinctions within their ...

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Nature turning nocturnal in response to human activity

In our relatively short time at the top of the food chain, humans have left an impression that will literally last until the Sun swallows the Earth a few billion years from now. But ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland

Research, led by the University of Sussex and the University of Kent, indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

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British mammals' fight for survival

Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by the Mammal ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from

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Why Is This Tree Covered in a Ghostly Web?

No, a spider didn't build this web hundreds or thousands of tiny caterpillars did.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Livescience

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