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Call them 'super polluters' -- the handful of industrial facilities that emit unusually high levels of toxic chemical pollution year after year. There are...

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New research show that the coal tit (Periparus ater) can eavesdrop and react to the predatory warning calls of the Japanese tit (Parus minor)...

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Bumble bee disease, reproduction shaped by flowering strip plants

Flowering strips -- plants used to augment bee foraging habitats -- can help increase bee reproduction but may also increase pathogen infection rates.

Towards a new generation of vegetation models

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Farmers in New Zealand are offended by climate change curriculum

Advice to eat less meat and dairy is seen as "biting the hand that feeds."

Virgin birth has scientists buzzing

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Cannibalism helps invading invertebrates survive severe conditions

Investing in the future: Researchers show how cannibalism among the invasive comb jelly enables adults to survive severe conditions at the edge of their...

New ancient plant captures snapshot of evolution

Researchers have discovered an ancient plant species whose reproductive biology captures the evolution from one to two spore sizes -- an essential transition to...

Invasive lionfish likely to become permanent residents in the Mediterranean

A team of international scientists has shown the species, first seen off the coast of Cyprus in 2012, is now thriving and well-established right...

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