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Larger swaths of tropical forest being lost to commercial agriculture

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Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Keeping habitats connected, so that species can move in response to environmental change, is crucial to ecosystem resilience.

Study refutes findings behind challenge to Sierra Nevada forest restoration

Ecologists have found significant flaws in the research used to challenge the US Forest Service plan to restore Sierra Nevada forests to less dense,...

Researchers eveal a new strategy to enhance the efficiency of cereal straw for biofuel...

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