Large rockfish leave Chesapeake Bay to become ocean migrators; smaller fish remain

A new electronic tagging study of 100 Potomac River striped bass sheds light on rockfish migration in Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coast. Researchers...

Epidemic model shows how COVID-19 could spread through firefighting camps

To support fire agencies as they continue their mission-critical work, a team has developed an epidemiological modeling exercise for the USDA Forest Service and...

How mosquitoes got their taste for human blood and what it means for the...

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Monarch butterflies rely on temperature-sensitive internal timer while overwintering

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Groundbreaking poplar study shows trees can be genetically engineered not to spread

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.

Think big, at least when it comes to global conservation

According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. The researchers recently examined...

New species extinction target proposed for global nature rescue plan

A scientist proposes a prominent political target to give discussions of species conservation more vigor. Together with a group of experts from other research...

New ‘blue-green’ solution for recycling world’s batteries

Materials scientists demonstrate an environmentally friendly solution to remove valuable cobalt and lithium metals from spent lithium-ion batteries. The metals and the eutectic solvent...

Health insurance costs threaten farm viability

64 percent of American farmers have preexisting conditions, research has found. A lack of access to affordable health insurance is a major worry and...

Specialized plant cells regain stem-cell features to heal wounds

If plants are injured, cells adjacent to the wound fill the gaps with their daughter cells. However, which cells divide to do the healing...

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