Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive species common in Florida -- contain an extract with the power to disarm...

Reforestation in urban landscapes

By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of...

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to...

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....

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...

Too many deer are bad for the forest

Overabundant deer can spell trouble for people, including frequent car collisions and the spread of zoonotic diseases. But deer can also disrupt wildlife communities...

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Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

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While North Carolina activists fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline with protest songs and camera-grabbing marches, they’re also waging a quieter legal battle via the...

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Region and period of investigation. The study is performed over the deforested regions of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which lie between 65° W, 60°...