Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

New research challenges the argument that legalized hunting helps prevent poaching. Link to full source: Culling of endangered wolves increases poaching, contrary to arguments otherwise

Pythons are true choke artists

Biologists have found that it's not just the size of its head and body that puts almost everything on a Burmese python's menu. They...

500 incredibly rare monkeys found deep in Vietnam forest

Prior to the discovery, fewer than 1,000 grey-shanked doucs were known to exist, making them one of the 25 most endangered primates on the...

Invasive flies prefer untouched territory when laying eggs

A recent study finds that the invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other spotted wing...

Previous exposure to flaviviruses increases effects of Zika

Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice...

Commuters are inhaling unacceptably high levels of carcinogens

New research shows the average commuter in California is breathing unsustainably high levels of benzene and formaldehyde, two Prop. 65-listed, carcinogenic chemicals.

Action required: Invasive fungus is killing European salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of...

Shale gas development in PA increases exposure of some to air pollutants

Air pollution levels may have exceeded air quality standards during the development of some Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in Pennsylvania, potentially impacting more...

Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers. The species, formally described as Fukomys hanangensis and Fukomys livingstoni, were found around...

New study examines leeches for role in major disease of sea turtles in Florida

Researchers are homing in on the cause of a major disease of sea turtles, with some of their latest findings implicating saltwater leeches as...

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