Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass

Cheatgrass, an invasive annual grass that has invaded Nevada rangelands, is responsible for much of the increasing wildfire danger in the Intermountain West. However,...

Scientists fail to locate once-common CA bumble bees

Several species of California bumble bees have gone missing in the first statewide census of the fuzzy pollinators in 40 years.

Australian bee helps illuminate social evolution: Bridge between flying solo or as a colony

Studying the unusual social behavior of an Australian native bee has enabled researchers to obtain a clear understanding of the earliest stages of social...

Targeting mosquito spit to halt Yellow Fever, Dengue and Zika

A molecule in mosquito spit has been identified as a potential new target for vaccination against a range of diseases for which there is...

How species form: What the tangled history of polar bear and brown bear relations...

A new study is providing an enhanced look at the intertwined evolutionary histories of polar bears and brown bears. Becoming separate species did not...

Vocal non-native songbird could change Britain’s dawn chorus as we know it

A tiny but loud, brightly colored songbird from subtropical Asia could be emerging as a new invasive species in Britain, threatening to dominate the...

‘Moth highways’ could help resist climate change impact

Real data gathered by volunteers was combined with new computer models for the first time to reveal which UK moth species are struggling to...

Native plant gardening for species conservation

Declining native species could be planted in urban green spaces. Researchers now describe how to use this great potential for species protection. They recommend...

How the black rat colonized Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods

New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, dispersed across Europe -- revealing that the...

As climate shifts, species will need to relocate, and people may have to help...

Climate change is already affecting plants and animals worldwide and is a growing threat to biodiversity, adding a new layer to the existing challenges...

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