New plant species discovered in museum is probably extinct

A single non-photosynthetic plant specimen preserved in a Japanese natural history museum has been identified as a new species. However, it is highly possible...

Bird feared extinct rediscovered in the Bahamas

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama....

Genetic differences in trees untouched by mountain pine beetles

A researcher has discovered that mountain pine beetles may avoid certain trees within a population they normally would kill due to genetics in the...

Female mosquitoes get choosy quickly to offset invasions

Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to certain...

Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that...

Protecting trees from imported pests

New research unravels the dynamics of tree production, economics and variability in demand to show how to reduce the risks of importing such damaging...

Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone

As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren't returning, even years after the flames have...

Molecular details of sperm-egg fusion

By revealing the structure of proteins that enable sperm and egg to fuse to form zygotes in plant and protozoan species, the new study...

Pinpointing a molecule for sea lamprey control

Scientists have identified a single molecule that could be a key in controlling invasive sea lampreys. The researchers have homed in on a fatty...

Distribution of rat lungworm, now and into future

A recent study revealed that Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, is widespread in the Hawaiian Islands and its distribution may expand, especially towards higher...

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EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme

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