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Ants that defend plants receive sugar and protein

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Modeling predicts blue whales’ foraging behavior, aiding population management efforts

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Protected area designation effective in reducing, but not preventing, land cover changes

The designation of protected areas in Europe has been effective in reducing, but not completely preventing, land cover changes associated with human activity.

West Antarctic ice collapse may be prevented by snowing ocean water onto it

The ice sheet covering West Antarctica is at risk of sliding off into the ocean. While further ice-sheet destabilisation in other parts of the...

Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity

The lesser-known Cerrado biome in Brazil is a hotspot of biodiversity, but it is being destroyed at an alarming rate by unsustainable agricultural activities....

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements

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Do marine protected areas work?

A study describes how to use data collected before and after Marine Protected Areas are created to verify that they work.

What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled

The more CO2 we emit from burning coal and oil and gas, the more we heat our climate -- this sounds simple, and it...

Pokémon-like card game can help teach ecology

Playing a Pokémon-like card game about ecology and biodiversity can result in broader knowledge of species and a better understanding of ecosystems than traditional...

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