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Human-made noise can hinder the response of animals to the warning signals given by other species, putting them at greater risk of death from...

Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

Through the adoption of smart carbon farming practices, an acre of land could store anywhere from 10 to 100 tons or more of carbon,...

Study identifies the southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic...

Forty-four invading species ‘loose’ in North Atlantic

Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised...

Don’t ‘bee’ worried: Researcher says endangered bumblebee populations will rise again

Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but an entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is...

New review of medicinal compounds in toad secretions compiled

The cane toad, which overran Australia when introduced there, and Panama's iconic, endangered golden frog both belong to the family Bufonidae. Researchers combed through...

High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets

New remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru test the strength of current forest protections and identify new regions for conservation effort,...

Climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats, study reveals

Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team...

Invasive sedge protects dunes better than native grass, study finds

The invasive species Carex kobomugi, or Asiatic sand sedge, was first found along the East Coast of the United States at New Jersey's Island...

Plants smell different when attacked by exotic herbivores

Plants emit odours in response to herbivory. A new study to be published in the scientific journal New Phytologist reveals that the odour bouquet...

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