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Researchers at Tohoku University have identified a previously uncharacterized type of autophagy, during which an autophagic process termed chlorophagy removes collapsed chloroplasts in plant...

Carnivores more seriously threatened by roads than previously acknowledged

The effects of roads on carnivores have obviously been underestimated in worldwide species conservation. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive global study...

Coal ash selenium found in fish in North Carolina lakes

High levels of selenium have been found in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants....

How carnivorous plants acquired a taste for meat

To the average plant-eating human, the thought of a plant turning the tables to feast on an animal might seem like a lurid novelty. Now,...

Vegetation resilient to salvage logging after severe wildfire

Nearly a decade after being logged, vegetation in forested areas severely burned by California's Cone Fire in 2002 was relatively similar to areas untouched...

Researchers investigate decline in South Africa’s forest-birds

Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected. A...

Alarming link between feral pigs and vampire bats

A new study shows that the number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in...

New population of critically endangered dryas monkeys discovered

Using remote sensing cameras and sound recorders, scientists have captured rare video footage of a newly discovered population of critically endangered monkeys in one...

Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

China's rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have patterned their lives...

New study shows how plants fight off disease

A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant¹s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease. UQ School...

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