Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers

Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, suggests a new study, but proof of...

New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp

Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp...

Melting sea ice may be speeding nature’s clock in the Arctic

Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters....

Hitching a ride with a predator

In the middle of Alberta's boreal forest, a bird eats a wild chokecherry. During his scavenging, the bird is caught and eaten by a...

Fungus on lawns: Novel methods of Rhizoctonia solani control?

Rhizoctonia species -- and R. solani specifically -- are a complex group of soil fungi with broad host range and world-wide distribution. In a research...

What’s the buzz on bee parasites?

A new article presents the genome sequence and analysis of the honey bee parasitic mite T. mercedesae. Bee colonies are facing wide-spread devastation across...

Researchers find potential bugs to eat invasive cogongrass

Cogongrass displaces pasture grass, golf course greens and valuable ecosystems. Now researchers are focusing on the Orseolia javanica midge that causes cogongrass to produce...

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, researchers have found. An analysis suggests that forests are at risk...

Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ? but not always in the ways one might expect.

Science vs. the sea lamprey

A promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population has been developed by a team of researchers.

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