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More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

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Bee decline threatens US crop production

The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands.

Using historical herbarium specimens to track heavy metal pollution in the eastern United States

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Robbed of royalty: Mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants

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Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins

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Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

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Alien species on the rise worldwide

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Spread of lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is threat to reef fisheries

As the old saying goes: "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of...

Important to maintain a diversity of habitats in the sea

Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new report.

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