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Ruminants: Evolutionary past and future impact

3 hours ago from Science Now

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Aggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives do

Dominant, non-native plants reduce wetland biodiversity and abundance more than native plants do, researchers report in the journal Ecology Letters. Even native plants that dominate wetland ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from

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Study reveals key locations for declining songbird

Many of North America's migratory songbirds, which undertake awe-inspiring journeys twice a year, are declining at alarming rates. For conservation efforts to succeed, wildlife managers need ...

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Black Bear Put Down After People Illegally Take Selfies, Feed Him in Oregon

A black bear was recently killed by wildlife officials after it became too used to humans illegally feeding it and taking selfies with it in Oregon. According to the Oregon Department of Fish ...

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A songbird's fate hinges on one fragile area

Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States is concentrated during winter in just one South American country.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Newswise

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Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, ...

Mon 17 Jun 19 from

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Gut microbes may determine lemurs' resilience

Ability to process a different diet helps adapt to change brought on by deforestation. Nick Carne reports.

Sun 16 Jun 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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As Pollinator Populations Drop, Hoverflies May Offer Britain Hope

A hoverfly on a cluster of yellow mustard flowers. (Credit: Dave Hansche/Shutterstock) Billions of hoverflies from Europe descend on southern Britain each spring. The black and yellow striped ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

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Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate

The most extensive global survey of plant extinctions to date reveals cause for concern.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from The Scientist

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Free the snakes: Florida scientists release America's longest snakes into the wild

Scientists opened plastic storage bins to set 15 eastern indigo snakes free this month into a north Florida preserve.

Wed 12 Jun 19 from

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